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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting. There is/was a cuirass of a similar...

Interesting. There is/was a cuirass of a similar form used in New Guinea, but made out of basketry.

Regret I don't have an image of one right now.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting and unusual form - my guess is...

An interesting and unusual form - my guess is Congo, perhaps Teke people or thereabouts ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi I agree with your comments - the head looks...

Hi

I agree with your comments - the head looks original, but the haft does not seem correct, probably a replacement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi The Ebay stick looks an old piece, with a...

Hi

The Ebay stick looks an old piece, with a good and genuine patina. From the square beard, probably Teke, Congo...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice old club from Somalia, with the typical...

A nice old club from Somalia, with the typical interlace pattern found on objects from that area. Congratulations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi My guess is its a hobbyist's or re-enactor's...

Hi
My guess is its a hobbyist's or re-enactor's piece.
Forum: Swap Forum 11th April 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By colin henshaw
This shield is now withdrawn from sale - thanks...

This shield is now withdrawn from sale - thanks for looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By colin henshaw
Just did a quick internet search for...

Just did a quick internet search for "bookbinding leather impressions" - the variety of patterns available seem endless...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Detlef Here are close-ups of the...

Hi Detlef

Here are close-ups of the text.

Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By colin henshaw
From the book "Ata Epe - Bogen und Pfeile...

From the book "Ata Epe - Bogen und Pfeile Afrikas" by Hendrik Wiethase 2007. Not a "Turkana foot knife"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By colin henshaw
I believe this to be an archer's aid for drawing...

I believe this to be an archer's aid for drawing a bowstring. Not sure if it was to protect the fingers from the string, or for use on the other arm, as a bracer. From West Africa.

There are also...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th April 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By colin henshaw
Any interest in this shield ? only a few days to...

Any interest in this shield ? only a few days to go...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain When looking at such leather scabbards...

Hi Iain

When looking at such leather scabbards in the past, I came to the conclusion that... many of the impressed patterns at least, were made using bookbinders' tools. Whether European or North...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By colin henshaw
Luristan perhaps ?

Luristan perhaps ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By colin henshaw
Amazing, alarming - thanks for posting. Does...

Amazing, alarming - thanks for posting. Does anyone know exactly what cultural artefacts cannot be collected/owned in the USA ? Not restricted to only Native American material, is there a clear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By colin henshaw
Never seen a knife exactly like this before....

Never seen a knife exactly like this before. However, the very pointed, elongated blade and small circles as decoration, put me in mind of those knives/swords from Algeria or surrounding areas...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th March 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By colin henshaw
Solomon Islands shield for sale

Here is a scarce Solomon Islands wooden shield for sale. The shield was collected by the District Commissioner, William Wright, in the mid-20th century.

Length is approx. 80cm and price is 200-...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th March 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By colin henshaw
Sold !

Sold !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Nice axe. You can see the stylistic...

Hi

Nice axe.

You can see the stylistic similarity in the incised, blackened, circular carving and copious wirework, with the spear you posted last September. So, probably safe to assume this axe is...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd March 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By colin henshaw
on hold

on hold
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By colin henshaw
Very nice quality spears. Congrats. I would say...

Very nice quality spears. Congrats. I would say these are from the Northern Nigeria/Northern Cameroon areas. The flat, elongated butts are also to be found on the all-metal types from that...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By colin henshaw
This sword is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for...

This sword is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Swap Forum 19th March 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By colin henshaw
Naga axe dao for sale

Here is a good Naga dao for sale. Its in untouched condition, and has probably been hanging on someone's wall for a long time, by the nail and old cord attached. I am leaving it as it is, for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By colin henshaw
A good looking club, Tim. So presumably it was...

A good looking club, Tim. So presumably it was made for sale to Europeans ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting object, thanks for posting....

An interesting object, thanks for posting. Obsidian also having being used historically as a weapon point/edge in some parts of Melanesia.
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