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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE OLD POST ON NAGA WEAPONS BY VANDOO HAS A...

THE OLD POST ON NAGA WEAPONS BY VANDOO HAS A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION. I TRIED TO POST THE LINK BUT HAD NO LUCK.

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 941
Posted By VANDOO
OFTEN THOSE WHO FORGED STEEL WERE VERY SECRETIVE...

OFTEN THOSE WHO FORGED STEEL WERE VERY SECRETIVE AND GUARDED THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES VERY CLOSELY. ONLY A TRUSTED APPRENTICE WOULD IN TIME BE TAUGHT AND THOUGH FOREIGNERS AND OUTSIDERS OFTEN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,540
Posted By VANDOO
Smile THIS THREAD IS DESIGNED TO ALWAYS BE A WORK IN...

THIS THREAD IS DESIGNED TO ALWAYS BE A WORK IN PROGRESS, ADDING ITEMS AS WE GO ALONG SO A ORDERED INDEX WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSTANTLY UPDATED. I OFTEN PLACE NEW CLUBS AND OLD CLUBS AS WELL AS VARIOUS...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd February 2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up I THINK THE VEGETABLE HAIR COMES FROM THE TRUNK...

I THINK THE VEGETABLE HAIR COMES FROM THE TRUNK OF SOME SORT OF PALM TREE. I HAVE SEEN IT USED FOR HAIR ON SOME OF THE WOOD CARVINGS MADE IN BALI. A NICE EXAMPLE OF BACK PACK.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,832
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up WELCOME TO THE FORUM. :) A VERY NICE OLD...

WELCOME TO THE FORUM. :)
A VERY NICE OLD EXAMPLE. MY TWO SHIPIBO CLUBS EARLY IN THIS POST WERE OF A LIGHTER SOFTER WOOD AND HAVE THE TRADITIONAL SHIPIBO TRIBAL DESIGNS ON THE BLADES. I SUSPECT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,540
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A VERY FINE OLDER EXAMPLE WITH NICE PATINA AND...

A VERY FINE OLDER EXAMPLE WITH NICE PATINA AND CARVING. :D IT APPEARS TO BE OF A REASONABLE SIZE NOT ONE OF THE VERY LARGE ONES WITH A GRIP AS BIG AROUND AS THE BIG END OF A BASEBALL BAT. WHAT ARE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up TWO INTERESTING EXAMPLES. I AGREE THEY ARE MORE...

TWO INTERESTING EXAMPLES. I AGREE THEY ARE MORE LIKELY FROM FIJI AND FAIRLY RECENT. I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS FORM BEFORE THE BLACK ONE DOES HAVE THE SHAPE A PADDLE WOULD HAVE AT THE GRIP RATHER THAN A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY THESE ITEMS...

IT IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY THESE ITEMS ACCURATELY AS THE CLUB FORM IS WIDE SPREAD OVER THE WORLDS AS IS POKERWORK A.K.A. WOOD BURNING. THE DESIGNS DO NOT MARK IT AS AFRICAN OR AUSTRALIAN AS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up IT GETS COMPLICATED IN THE GAME OF PRESENTATION...

IT GETS COMPLICATED IN THE GAME OF PRESENTATION GIFTS. SOME ARE MADE TO IMPRESS THE FOREIGN DIGNITARY THOUGH THEY WOULD NEVER BE WORN BY THE PRESENTER. THEY NEED NOT BE MADE IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,540
Posted By VANDOO
Smile PICTURE #1 & #2. ARE THE ONLY EXAMPLES OF...

PICTURE #1 & #2. ARE THE ONLY EXAMPLES OF TOTOKIA CLUBS WITH A SPIKE FASHIONED FROM A SPERM WHALE TOOTH THAT I HAVE PICTURES OF. IT BRINGS UP THE QUESTION WAS OTHER HARD MATERIALS EVER USED TO MAKE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By VANDOO
I HOPE WHEN IT ARRIVES IT IS A GOOD OLD EXAMPLE....

I HOPE WHEN IT ARRIVES IT IS A GOOD OLD EXAMPLE. SOMETIMES OLD CLUBS HAVE DAMAGE TO THE SPIKE , HEAD OR SHAFT NATIVE REPAIRS ARE SOMETIMES MADE BUT MORE MODERN REPAIRS IN VARIOUS DEGREES OF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 21,540
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE ARE SOME VARIATIONS OF THE TOTOKIA WAR CLUBS...

HERE ARE SOME VARIATIONS OF THE TOTOKIA WAR CLUBS HEADS AND SPIKES . THE OLDER FROMS WERE REFERRED TO AS TUKI BATTLE HAMMERS. THEY FEATURED A SHORT WIDE SPIKE OR NO SPIKE AT ALL. SEE PICTURES #1....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,690
Posted By VANDOO
Smile MAHRATT I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR ARTICLE...

MAHRATT I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR ARTICLE KEEP US POSTED. HERE IS A PICTURE OF TWO VARIETIES OF SAWFISH FOR COMPARISON. THE SMALL TOOTHED MORE NARROW ONE BEING THE TYPE COMMON IN THE RED SEA...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By VANDOO
Smile CHINESE FLUTE WITH BLADE

SOMETHING DIFFERENT A CHINESE FLUTE WITH A HIDDEN BLADE. I WONDER IF IT CHANGED THE TONE OF THE FLUTE OR IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN POISONED AND INTENDED FOR ASSASSINATION NOT MUSIC. 18 INCHES LONG, BRONZE
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,128
Posted By VANDOO
TWO MORE VARIATIONS OF NEW GUINEA BONE DAGGERS...

TWO MORE VARIATIONS OF NEW GUINEA BONE DAGGERS ONE 15.5 IN AND ONE 8 INCHES LONG. THE LONGER ONE COULD BE A LIME STICK. :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up TWO BEAUTIES THE PRESENCE OF HIGH QUALITY SILVER...

TWO BEAUTIES THE PRESENCE OF HIGH QUALITY SILVER FITTINGS ON THE FIRST ONE SHOWS THE OWNER HAD SOME STANDING AND WEALTH. ITS OLDER THAN THE SECOND ONE BECAUSE IT HAS LESS HAIR :D :p
I SAY THAT,S...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THAT'S A BEAUTY AND DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT. IT...

THAT'S A BEAUTY AND DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT. IT LOOKS LIKE A EAGLE HEAD POMMEL TOP QUALITY THRU-OUT, YOU FIND THE COOLEST TOYS :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By VANDOO
Talking SAFER TO POKE A FIRE PLACE THAN TO POKE AN...

SAFER TO POKE A FIRE PLACE THAN TO POKE AN ELEPHANT. :p
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,690
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A NATIVE MADE SAWFISH SWORD...

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A NATIVE MADE SAWFISH SWORD AND ONE MADE INTO A SOUVENIR FROM COSTA RICA. NO DOUBT THESE SAWFISH BILLS HAVE BEEN OF INTEREST TO MAN FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES EITHER AS A WEAPON OR...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By VANDOO
MY EXAMPLE IS A BARONG BUT IT HAS A MUCH LONGER...

MY EXAMPLE IS A BARONG BUT IT HAS A MUCH LONGER THINNER BLADE THAN THE OTHERS PICTURED HERE. IT IS 27.25 IN LONG IN SCABBARD WITH A BLADE 18.75 IN. LONG BY 1 AND FIVE EIGHTS INCHES WIDE. I HAVE HAD...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By VANDOO
THE CRAFT OF TAXIDERMY OR OF TANNING HIDES OR...

THE CRAFT OF TAXIDERMY OR OF TANNING HIDES OR MAKING GOOD LEATHER IS NEITHER EASY OR LAZY WORK. THE SKINNING ALONE CAN BE HARD WORK. IT IS LIKELY THE HIDE IS OF SECONDARY USE AS THE MEAT LIKELY WAS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THERE ARE A FEW POSTS ON THESE ONE SAYS THEY ARE...

THERE ARE A FEW POSTS ON THESE ONE SAYS THEY ARE LEBANESE KHANJAR FROM THE DISTRICT OF JEZZIN. MOST I HAVE SEEN ARE LIKE YOUR SECOND EXAMPLE THE ONE WITH THE DUCK IS ESPECIALLY NICE AND MORE...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th January 2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By VANDOO
THE STYLE OF CARVING LOOKS AFRICAN TO ME AND...

THE STYLE OF CARVING LOOKS AFRICAN TO ME AND FAIRLY RECENT FROM THE PICTURES. PERHAPS A MORE MODERN INTERPRETATION OF A OLD FORM OF TRADITIONAL MASK BUT I HAVE NO GUESS AS TO TRIBE OR REGION.
IT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up ITS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE PICTURES OF MUSEUM...

ITS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE PICTURES OF MUSEUM EXHIBITS AND THESE ARE EXCEPTIONAL. :cool: I MISSED THIS MUSEUM WHEN I WAS IN FLORENCE YEARS AGO BUT WILL BE SURE TO VISIT IF I PASS THRU THERE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THIS STYLE OF HANDLE IS RARE BUT I HAVE SEEN A...

THIS STYLE OF HANDLE IS RARE BUT I HAVE SEEN A FEW OVER THE YEARS. I HAVE ONE WITH A WOOD HANDLE, I WILL SEE IF I CAN TAKE A PICTURE TO POST HERE SOON. ONE FORUM MEMBER HAS ONE WITH AN IVORY HANDLE...
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