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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By RSWORD
Having the advantage of club in hand my gut...

Having the advantage of club in hand my gut feeling is that the club is much older than WW1. I think it is an interesting theory about it being a trench club used by Fijian troops in the war but my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting...

Thanks for the picture from the net. Interesting that it has carved wooden protrusions at the top of the club. Would the bent nails grouped in a ball be in imitation of this?

Yes, the club is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Jimmy, Barry, You guys have a lot of club...

Jimmy, Barry,

You guys have a lot of club references and experience with these type of things. Any thoughts?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
I know what you are referring to and while...

I know what you are referring to and while similar in design I am leaning heavily towards this club having an Oceanic origin with European iron and leather. The wood and carving style point us in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Most axe handles tend to have a rectangular cross...

Most axe handles tend to have a rectangular cross section and this one is round. Those native axes you mention typically have the imported axe head and that is attached to a native wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Colin, Thanks for the feedback. The geometric...

Colin,

Thanks for the feedback. The geometric patterns definitely have an Oceanic look to them and I agree the Austral Islands could be a possibility but typically their carvings are much more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By RSWORD
Interesting war club with cross cultural features

How many times have you said, "man, I wish these things could talk"? Our forum friend Charles likes cross cultural pieces and I think this fits the bill quite well. Plus, we have had a lot of club...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By RSWORD
The knife in this thread is Chinese and probably...

The knife in this thread is Chinese and probably mid 19th century. It has the 4 lobed guard found on some Chinese weapons and the shape and form of the grip shows Indian influence. Indian arms were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By RSWORD
LOL! As I recall, I was the only Thai hot all...

LOL! As I recall, I was the only Thai hot all the way guy that night while you and Jose were begging for extra mild! :D One thing is for sure! We get some good food on that trip!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By RSWORD
Charles, Your pictures don't really do this...

Charles,

Your pictures don't really do this piece justice. You can't get a feeling for the size and heft of the sword and the blade is much more impressive in person than in your pictures. Really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 986
Posted By RSWORD
Given the thickness of the blade at the handle...

Given the thickness of the blade at the handle and the way the fullers are oriented along with the tip and I wonder if this isn't a reshaped blade from another weapon? Lovely mounts and the etching...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By RSWORD
Definitely worth a 5 hour drive to Timonium. You...

Definitely worth a 5 hour drive to Timonium. You will find several dealers that specialize in ethnographic weapons.
Forum: Swap Forum 25th November 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RSWORD
Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords,...

Now on ebay with a large grouping of swords, daggers, clubs and tribal art. Ebay seller rsword.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RSWORD
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RSWORD
Rare original map of the Philippines and surrounding regions dated 1702

This is a rare original map dated 1702. Produced in Paris. The cartographer was commissioned by the King of Spain in 1702 to chart the region. Map is hand colored and professionally matted and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Good point and I wish there was more material on...

Good point and I wish there was more material on staff weapons of Asia to help us in our identification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
I recognize that Ngala/Ngombe swords, as well as...

I recognize that Ngala/Ngombe swords, as well as other from the region, have a bulbous section to the grip with brass nails. However, in my experience, these African pieces do not have Octagonal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By RSWORD
I can't believe nobody has responded to this post...

I can't believe nobody has responded to this post even if just to say what a beautiful shield. It sure is a purty thang. I agree completely there is a ton of symbolism in this shield and hopefully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Thanks for the feedback Tim. My initial thought...

Thanks for the feedback Tim. My initial thought was India as well but in my discussion with Runjeet he ruled out India. He based that on the cross section. In his experience Indian clubs typically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By RSWORD
Unknown staff come club

This is an interesting staff that almost certainly doubled as a club for defense purposes. It is long enough to be used as a staff measuring well over 40" in length. It features a two handed grip...
Forum: Swap Forum 21st September 2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By RSWORD
To clarify, I am not looking to swap the entire...

To clarify, I am not looking to swap the entire group at one time(although I would with the right trade) but am happy to discuss individual trade opportunities.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st September 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By RSWORD
Japanese tsuba for swap

I have 5 Japanese tsuba I am looking to swap for edge weapons, shields, helmets, or other interesting artifacts from the Middle East, Asia, or the Oceanic regions. E-mail me at rsword007@aol.com to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By RSWORD
Very well said Charles!

Very well said Charles!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By RSWORD
It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it...

It turned out very nicely. I didn't realize it was a double edged blade. The result is similar to what you would get on a good Jian blade. The two edges show the hardened edge and then you have...
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