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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By VANDOO
Smile I WOULD SAY ITEM #1 MAY OR MAY NOT BE OLDER BUT...

I WOULD SAY ITEM #1 MAY OR MAY NOT BE OLDER BUT THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS IN FORM AND SIZE. THE DIFFERENCES MAY BE MORE BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT REGIONS AND GROUPS THAN OF AGE. #1 IS THE MORE RARE FORM AS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By VANDOO
PERHAPS A SOLOMON ISLAND CLUB BUT NOT LIKE THE...

PERHAPS A SOLOMON ISLAND CLUB BUT NOT LIKE THE ONES COMMONLY SEEN. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IT. I TRIED TO SEND A PRIVATE EMAIL BUT WAS NOT ALLOWED TO SO HAVE TO TRY A POST HERE. I HOPE THE SALE IS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By VANDOO
I AM NOT FOR THE KILLING OF ANY RARE ANIMALS FOR...

I AM NOT FOR THE KILLING OF ANY RARE ANIMALS FOR TROPHY'S OR BODY PARTS ELEPHANTS OR RHINO INCLUDED.
REGULATION IS NEEDED FOR ITEMS ALREADY REMOVED FROM ANIMALS NO LONGER LIVING. LEGISLATION...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By VANDOO
WHO IS TO SAY THAT THE GREATEST IVORY CARVER OF...

WHO IS TO SAY THAT THE GREATEST IVORY CARVER OF ALL TIME DOESN'T LIVE AND WORK TODAY? UNDER THIS LAW HIS GREATEST MASTERPIECES WOULD BE DESTROYED AND HE FINED AND IMPRISONED. THIS WOULD HAPPEN EVEN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By VANDOO
Unhappy FROM WHAT I SEE IN THE PICTURES MOST OF THIS IS...

FROM WHAT I SEE IN THE PICTURES MOST OF THIS IS LIKELY PRE-BAN IVORY PERHAPS NOT 100 YEARS OLD BUT MOST LIKELY QUITE A BIT BEFORE THE FIRST IVORY LAWS CAME INTO BEING AND LONG BEFORE THE CURRENT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up TATYANA THANKS FOR A INTERESTING, AND MOUTH...

TATYANA THANKS FOR A INTERESTING, AND MOUTH WATERING POST :) YOUR PICTURES ARE VERY GOOD CONSIDERING THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING GOOD PICTURES ESPECIALLY THRU CASES AND OFTEN POOR LIGHT IN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I HAVE SEEN SOME SHARKTOOTH SWORDS AND DAGGERS...

I HAVE SEEN SOME SHARKTOOTH SWORDS AND DAGGERS WITH A KNOB AT THE END OF THE HANDLE BUT NONE SO PHALLIC AS YOUR EXAMPLE. MANY DO NOT HAVE ANY SORT OF KNOB AND SOME ARE GUARDS FROM THE LONGER POLEARM...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By VANDOO
MANKIND DEVELOPED ART AS A WAY TO SHOW OFF HIS...

MANKIND DEVELOPED ART AS A WAY TO SHOW OFF HIS SKILL AND PERHAPS IMPRESS THE LADIES. IF THE WORK WAS GOOD ENOUGH A DEMAND WAS CREATED FOR IT AND COMPETITION WOULD ARISE. TRADE WAS ESTABLISHED EVEN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By VANDOO
Smile NAGA SHIELDS NEXT TO LAST PICTURE 1930;S LAST...

NAGA SHIELDS NEXT TO LAST PICTURE 1930;S
LAST PIC. SHIELD IS 91 CM. TALL.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By VANDOO
I BUY THE OCCASIONAL WELL MADE NATIVE AMERICAN...

I BUY THE OCCASIONAL WELL MADE NATIVE AMERICAN ITEM IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. I ALWAYS ASSUME ANY STONE POINT, AX, CLUB OR SHIELD TO BE A REPLICA UNLESS I FIND IT MYSELF OR KNOW THE PERSON WITH...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,545
Posted By VANDOO
Smile TWO MORE ITEMS FROM THE MARQUESAS ONE PICTURE OF...

TWO MORE ITEMS FROM THE MARQUESAS ONE PICTURE OF ONE OF THE OLD LONGER CLUBS. THE THIRD HEAD LOWER AND TO THE CENTER HAS A SORT OF STICK MAN DESIGN WITH ARMS AND LEGS THESE CLUBS USUALLY DON'T SHOW...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE IS A MODERN MERE MADE AS AN ARTISTIC PIECE...

HERE IS A MODERN MERE MADE AS AN ARTISTIC PIECE AND BASED ON A OLD POLYNESIAN LEGEND. THE ARTIST FASHIONED IT FROM JADE AND MADE IT WITH AN OCTOPUS ON IT. THE GIVEN LEGEND WAS OF A LEGENDARY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By VANDOO
Smile ITS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO ACCURATELY PLACE A AGE ON...

ITS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO ACCURATELY PLACE A AGE ON A ITEM ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE IT IN HAND. BUT I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN MY REASONING ON THIS KNIFE. MY BEST GUESS , FOR SOME REASON I THINK LUZON...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I WOULD ESTIMATE THIS DAGGER WAS COLLECTED WW2 OR...

I WOULD ESTIMATE THIS DAGGER WAS COLLECTED WW2 OR AFTER LIKELY WHEN WE HAD TROOPS THERE POST WW2. I HAD ONE THAT BELONGED TO GENERAL EISENHOWER'S PHYSICIAN I GOT AT HIS ESTATE AUCTION YEARS AGO....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I SUSPECT THE PAINT JOB WAS DONE BY THE OWNER AND...

I SUSPECT THE PAINT JOB WAS DONE BY THE OWNER AND THAT HE WAS LIKELY A FILIPINO. WHAT WE CONSIDER GAUDY AND A USE OF TOO BRIGHT OF COLOR THEY OFTEN FIND PRETTY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT TAKE A LOOK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THESE SMALL CLUBS ARE THE ONES MOST OFTEN SEEN...

THESE SMALL CLUBS ARE THE ONES MOST OFTEN SEEN AND MANY WERE BROUGHT BACK BY SERVICEMAN IN WW2. THEY ARE MOST CLOSELY RELATED TO A FORM OF PADDLE CLUB BUT MOST ARE SMALLER LIGHTER FORMS 2 FOOT OR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up CONGRADULATIONS!! A VERY NICE OLDER SWORD DONE...

CONGRADULATIONS!! A VERY NICE OLDER SWORD DONE UP THE TRADITIONAL WAY WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES AND AT A PRICE THAT WILL GIVE PLEASURE TO ITS CURRENT OWNER OVER THE YEARS WHENEVER HE LOOKS AT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By VANDOO
Smile THE PROBLEM WITH REPLICA CLUB PRODUCTION IN THE...

THE PROBLEM WITH REPLICA CLUB PRODUCTION IN THE ISLANDS IS MOSTLY THE MARKET. THE MAIN SOURCE OF SALES IS TO TOURISTS WHO WANT A CHEAP SOUVENIR THAT FITS INTO THEIR SUITCASE. THE TOURIST SHOPS ONLY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A INTERESTING INTERPRETATION OF THE NIFO OTI FORM...

A INTERESTING INTERPRETATION OF THE NIFO OTI FORM AND SAID TO BE FROM THE SAME VILLAGES AS SOME OF THE OTHER MODERN REPLICAS OF SAMOAN CLUBS. QUITE A LOT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE DESIGN SO ITS NOT OLD...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By VANDOO
Smile IN THE EARLY DAYS SUCH A KNIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN...

IN THE EARLY DAYS SUCH A KNIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO A HIGH CHIEF ADDING TO THE PRESTIGE AND WEALTH OF THE TRIBE. THIS WOULD GAIN FAVOR FOR THE ONE PRESENTING SUCH A GREAT GIFT AND NO DOUBT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up ITS GOOD TO SEE A VERY NICE EXAMPLE WITH...

ITS GOOD TO SEE A VERY NICE EXAMPLE WITH PROVENANCE. THE TWO AREAS OF BLUE CORROSION MAY HAVE OCCURRED IN BANDS BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE OF SOME COLORFUL TRADE CLOTH TIED IN THOSE AREAS. IT WOULD...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,518
Posted By VANDOO
dvpriem YOUR CLUB DOES APPEAR TO BE OF SAMOAN...

dvpriem YOUR CLUB DOES APPEAR TO BE OF SAMOAN ORIGIN AND MOST CLOSELY MATCHES THE BANANA LEAF FORMS. UNFORTUNATELY MOST OF THE PICTURES IN THIS POST UNDER THE BANANA LEAF FORM ARE FROM TONGA. YOUR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up TWO VERY NICE ITEMS BOTH SHOWING A LOT OF AGE AND...

TWO VERY NICE ITEMS BOTH SHOWING A LOT OF AGE AND USE. THE SUDANG HAS A FEW UNIQUE FEATURES THE INSET IVORY AND THE CARVING ON THE BLADE.
THE KAMPILIAN HAS THE SHORTER WELL CARVED STYLE HANDLE WE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THESE EXAMPLES WOULD SEEM TO CONFIRM ITS ORIGINS...

THESE EXAMPLES WOULD SEEM TO CONFIRM ITS ORIGINS AND WHAT IT WAS USED FOR. THANKS THE GREAT PECKER MYSTERY IS SOLVED :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By VANDOO
Smile YOU ARE RIGHT SAJEN :) IT IS THE REMAINS OF A...

YOU ARE RIGHT SAJEN :) IT IS THE REMAINS OF A PUPA LIKE THE ONE YOU SHOW, GOOD EYE I HAD NOT NOTICED IT. I READ AN ARTICLE ON THE USE OF VARIOUS INSECT PUPA AND OTHER TRACES BEING USED TO...
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