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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I fear that small book went with the last clear...

I fear that small book went with the last clear out. I do not have a hoarder house and every clear out is uncomfortable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Tim Simmons
Shark cult.

1909 newspaper article on shark cult.

https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/cgi-bin/colorado?a=d&d=THD19090321-01.2.84#

Also putting 20th century missionary activity in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Tim Simmons
Shark mace.

To continue this thread. I have just managed to join in all the fun agian with the purchase (had to spend more than I wanted to)of this fascinating shark mace / club. I would think it is...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think this is Hungarian. I have a book on...

I think this is Hungarian. I have a book on Hungarian enamel work. When I find it will post examples.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Tim Simmons
Any chance of more info about the book posted...

Any chance of more info about the book posted here? The man with the ornate stick tells those with the swords and knives where to go and fight.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Tim Simmons
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
Take care or you might see them...

Take care or you might see them everywhere.

Examples of the method of bead stitching. All pictures taken from AMNH data base. I cannot save the magnified image available on the AMNH web site but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
You can see what got me here, although a double...

You can see what got me here, although a double row of beads, but the method is the same.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
This may have no relevance at all, but this horn...

This may have no relevance at all, but this horn is coming to me from Plymouth UK. Apart from the Plymouth Fathers, Plymouth has a long history of trade, passengers and importation from the USA...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for the replies what made me go for it was...

Thanks for the replies what made me go for it was largely the bead work very much in the style of the Plains native Americans? I might be able to add more when I have it. It certainly does not have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
Smile Powder horn? gun experts

Having sold the bulk of my collection this is the first step back into the insane world of collecting. I have hopes for its origin. The points of interest for me are the style and way the beads are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice. A lesson in how to made a nasty iron...

Very nice. A lesson in how to made a nasty iron rod weapon into an object pleasing to the eye.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Tim Simmons
I once had a similar blade form all metal knife...

I once had a similar blade form all metal knife like this. The grip on mine had grooves for your fingers there was also an engraved Arabesque squiggle in the metal. The conclusion was that it was...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have a British late 1700s early 1800s navel...

I have a British late 1700s early 1800s navel dirk blade {no handle or guard} of pretty much the same as this German blade. I will add a picture when I find it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very interesting Bida ? piece.

Very interesting Bida ? piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Tim Simmons
I had one with plain wood handle and with a...

I had one with plain wood handle and with a smaller pointy blade. I would say it is a uncommon variant of a common weapon form.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Tim Simmons
The USA shot gun cartridge might suggest an area...

The USA shot gun cartridge might suggest an area with greater USA influence than Africa. Possibly the Philippines?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Tim Simmons
Might depend on how hard you scratch. Another...

Might depend on how hard you scratch. Another indication as to jade or nephrite is the price. A big sound lump with good colour will cost a fair bit even before hours of workmanship.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not think the colour of the wood is much of...

I do not think the colour of the wood is much of a factor in identifying the origin with this club. I think the form is so convincing. Traditional "tribal" weapons tend to follow a standard form...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not think it is the stick used in the Basque...

I do not think it is the stick used in the Basque game. It could be a shepherds lead pellet thrower as much as a rabbit hunting stick?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks similar to a carp fishing bait throwing...

It looks similar to a carp fishing bait throwing stick. Perhaps a rabbit or bird hunting stick that throws a pebble.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tim Simmons
I tend to agree not Australia. I wonder if it...

I tend to agree not Australia. I wonder if it is some kind of throwing device.? The groove used as a track to launch a projectile of some form.

Perhaps it is a native American hunting stick? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wolf that is so cool and you have such a cool...

Wolf that is so cool and you have such a cool name too, I am so envious. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Tim Simmons
These green stones are neither Jade or Nephrite. ...

These green stones are neither Jade or Nephrite. Yes the hole appears to be made by hand with some kind of mandrel. As you can clearly see the turning of the tool by hand suggests that the stone...
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