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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Shilluk club

This arrived this morning. Going back to old habits acquiring an African piece. Not rare but we have not view one for some years. Beautiful form, balance, and most of all patina. 79cm long, 990g....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The bows from Fiji and Samoa are big like this. ...

The bows from Fiji and Samoa are big like this. The string if it is hide, is a pointer to Africa. East Africa and central Africa has plenty of tropical hard wood. The thing about hide string, is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Appears to be a twisted hide string which would...

Appears to be a twisted hide string which would suggest Africa or India. Still a very nice strong bow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2016, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
more from auction gallery in Brussels. Tres cher.

more from auction gallery in Brussels. Tres cher.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2016, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
This one in the Met.

This one in the Met.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2016, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Agree with Battara most unlikely to be diamonds...

Agree with Battara most unlikely to be diamonds so poorly mounted in brass.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just thought I would add that oil based paints...

Just thought I would add that oil based paints are ancient and could have come from Asia before European colonialism but unlikely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Tim Simmons
Nice little trio. I am not an expert but I would...

Nice little trio. I am not an expert but I would agree about the Tiwi stick club. It does not look to us as an effective weapon, however if I was to fight somebody naked with a weapon like that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think Rich is right. I might add that things...

I think Rich is right. I might add that things got repaired in there original environment. If the break matches exactly then careful super glue is a good solution. If you are worried about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2016, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Very fine. Well drawn decoration. :cool:

Very fine. Well drawn decoration. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2016, 05:41 PM
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Views: 555
Posted By Tim Simmons
Burnt ivory and bone smell similar. Ivory is a...

Burnt ivory and bone smell similar. Ivory is a little more pungent. Think of the smell when a scary dentist drills your teeth :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
More information that kind of fits my hypothesis...

More information that kind of fits my hypothesis that my items are at the very least from the first half of the 20th century perhaps even before the 1930s. Here is an extract from; Hunting the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I have been searching the National Museum of...

I have been searching the National Museum of Australia . Entering club into the data base and found this example at 1070mm so a little shorter than mine. This example shows the same damage as mine....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Solomon Island short sword club

This is arrived today. Very pretty, probably not the oldest Solomon Island club. The problem is without provenance there is no way of knowing when the object was made or collected. If items are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Lifted from the National Museum Australia. The...

Lifted from the National Museum Australia.

The digging stick

Another powerful item that the Djang'kawu brought to Yalangbara was the ceremonial digging stick mawalan (also wapitja and djota), used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
There are big heavy ceremonial digging sticks...

There are big heavy ceremonial digging sticks used to dig water holes. The digging of the water hole is in some ways like the black rod knocking to open the British parliament. Also the water is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes all good points. However I do not think...

Yes all good points. However I do not think there is a rule book on club forms. As for the paints, the colours are not beyond those that can be made from ochres. Also we do not know what was used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Here now. I am very pleased with the outcome. I...

Here now. I am very pleased with the outcome. I am showing the " digging stick" next to a Fijian pole club a few cm longer than the "digging stick" which is 111cm. If you have handled Fijian pole...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th June 2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thrown on a wheel which is a Eurasian technique...

Thrown on a wheel which is a Eurasian technique never in used in the Americas before conquest.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
more

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
From the national museum Australia, collected...

From the national museum Australia, collected 1936.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2016, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you, Until arrival.

Thank you, Until arrival.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Lifted from the Pitt-Rivers Oxford; Central...

Lifted from the Pitt-Rivers Oxford;

Central Australian groups, including the Arrernte (also known as the Arunta), Luritja (Luritcha), Wakaya (Waagai), Warlpiri (Ilpirra or Warlbiri), Walmajarri and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would say for sure it is African, sub-Saharan...

I would say for sure it is African, sub-Saharan most likely Congo. It is nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Aus Aboriginal club+shield

Hoping for some help here. I have these two pieces coming to me. Obviously they are not 19th century. The photographs show the whole thing but that is about all. There is the slightest hint in...
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