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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2022, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The silver ? on the pommle looks like Yemen...

The silver ? on the pommle looks like Yemen work. To me it looks like a rather nice well made knife of unusual form, like many not immediately recognised examples will remain a mystery for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2022, 04:07 PM
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Views: 504
Posted By Tim Simmons
Fantastic. If that happened where I live the...

Fantastic. If that happened where I live the authorities would be shivering with outrage fear and angst, so many people peacefully carrying weapons. The UK is torn between lining up all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim Simmons
Bronze find Alaska. ...

Bronze find Alaska.

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2011/11/14/ancient-bronze-artifact-east-asia-unearthed-alaska-archaeology-site

The problem for archaeological research is why and where to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 06:33 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim Simmons
The use of metals in the Americas has been a...

The use of metals in the Americas has been a fascination for me for some time. I had the opportunity to go to Mexico City and Lima where in museums you can see the use of nonferrous metals and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By Tim Simmons
Nepalese? The handle looks like I Nepalese knife...

Nepalese? The handle looks like I Nepalese knife I once had.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2022, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
They look rather like Somali to me. East Africa,...

They look rather like Somali to me. East Africa, Madagascar?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Tim Simmons
With the Croc skin it is most probably from...

With the Croc skin it is most probably from Sudanese regions. Also it appears to have lost the metal butt end.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By Tim Simmons
I might be rocking the boat but I am having...

I might be rocking the boat but I am having second thoughts about a Solomon Island origination for this club. It has been troubling me for some time. I have had many Solomon island clubs and this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,461
Posted By Tim Simmons
Excellent, there we are, learning something new.

Excellent, there we are, learning something new.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,806
Posted By Tim Simmons
These are some East African harpoon bits I have. ...

These are some East African harpoon bits I have. Yours do look most likely Asian.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good...

Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good steel, two handed Chinese sword with a long rectangular red painted handle. A brass circular loose fitting guard. Your usual militaria people would say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By Tim Simmons
Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.

Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2022, 04:07 PM
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Views: 1,261
Posted By Tim Simmons
Indian mid 20th century.

Indian mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2022, 06:27 PM
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Views: 3,121
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just does not look strong enough.

Just does not look strong enough.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 03:56 PM
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Views: 1,106
Posted By Tim Simmons
It is not the classic Masai shield being too...

It is not the classic Masai shield being too short. Certainly an East African shield perhaps as far north as South Sudan. My guess would be mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,121
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some form of.

Some form of.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,121
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think interested party is spot on. It must be...

I think interested party is spot on. It must be some form of trishula used in religious festivals, shame it is broken.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,877
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would not be surprised if industrial spear...

I would not be surprised if industrial spear heads were made to trade in Southern Africa. This spear could be from many people's of Southern Africa rather than just today's South Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,693
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks very nice. Lots of old weapons show little...

Looks very nice. Lots of old weapons show little or no signs of combat. Wood again wood might not show so much?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very cool.

Very cool.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By Tim Simmons
African chain mail

Nigerian Panoply arms and armour of the Northern Region. A. D. H, Bivar 1964 Department of Antiquities Federal Republic of Nigeria.

short extract.

Chain Armour, to offer effective protection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tim Simmons
You got me thinking, so I weighed the new club...

You got me thinking, so I weighed the new club and the South American club. I was surprised. The South American club feels much heavier but is only 136g heavier than the new Massim club 1.385kg vs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tim Simmons
Latest Massim black palm lance club.

Just arrived L 1.35m blade width 7cm. Not sure how one would put a name to this form of stabbing club. This could be used as a bludgeon but they are generally relatively light weight and I thick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think it is safe to say that every member here...

I think it is safe to say that every member here has been there done that in some way. It is part of collecting and learning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tim Simmons
This example from the British Museum online...

This example from the British Museum online collection is recorded as Bora a people that cross the border regions mentioned. They will not be the only peoples that do so.
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