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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By colin henshaw
Good honest pieces, Iain. I like the native-made...

Good honest pieces, Iain. I like the native-made blades; do you think they are made from African smelted ore ?

Did you clean rust from the blades, if so what method have you used ? The result seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain Many thanks for your comments and link,...

Hi Iain

Many thanks for your comments and link, glad you like the lances. Never saw that type of brasswork to the butt before.

I would like to highlight another interesting feature to one lance -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahel lances

Hi

Here are a couple of new acquisitions forumites might like to see - two long spears or lances, probably from the Sahel area ? Judging from their length, maybe for use on horseback ?

Can anyone...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By colin henshaw
Well done Maurice and friend, great...

Well done Maurice and friend, great identification !

Regards :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By colin henshaw
The structure of the piece reminds me a bit of...

The structure of the piece reminds me a bit of this knife/chopper I had and posted on the forum a couple of years ago - the metal sleeve and faceted finial are both commonalities. My knife was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By colin henshaw
The blade with that slight dog leg profile, looks...

The blade with that slight dog leg profile, looks very like the Palestinian dagger "Shibriya"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By colin henshaw
Was browsing some old images I had taken at the...

Was browsing some old images I had taken at the Tervuren (Belgium), "Royal Museum for Central Africa", a few years ago - they had some vitrines with 19th century material from Arab slavers/traders...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain A useful and interesting thread; never...

Hi Iain

A useful and interesting thread; never seen a kaskara with those double pommels before...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st June 2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, a door lock from West Africa.

Yes, a door lock from West Africa.
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By colin henshaw
Bowie knife

Hi

Is there anyone on the forum who can tell me about this bowie knife ? I got it recently, along with some tribal things. Its a heavy, substantial piece and feels like it would make an effective...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By colin henshaw
The first spear with the large barbs looks like...

The first spear with the large barbs looks like Australian Aboriginal maybe. Could you post some more images of the spears, showing them full length, as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By colin henshaw
A good idea to create a separate forum section...

A good idea to create a separate forum section for such items.

Thanks to those who contributed on these two containers, very useful...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By colin henshaw
My vote would be for the northern part of the...

My vote would be for the northern part of the Indian sub-continent somewhere...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By colin henshaw
The wooden piece does look like something from...

The wooden piece does look like something from Melanesia, a possibility being New Guinea (Massim area) ?? where they did that type of lime inlay on wood.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd May 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By colin henshaw
Without any clear evidence, this item can't be...

Without any clear evidence, this item can't be described as a "Solomon Islands dolphin hunting charm". Whilst interesting, the piece doesn't, from the picture, seem to have much age. Could be...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting item, I like it. The engraved head...

An interesting item, I like it. The engraved head reminds me of one of those Easter Island Petroglyph bird-man figures. What makes you think its from the Solomon Islands particularly ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain I can't personally remember seeing arms...

Hi Iain

I can't personally remember seeing arms & armour specific to the Jukun, (which doesn't mean they don't exist !). However, there is a book written by the anthropologist C K Meek in 1931, "A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By colin henshaw
Its from Southern Sudan, probably...

Its from Southern Sudan, probably Shilluk.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Stu and Ibrahiim for their posts. Omani...

Thanks to Stu and Ibrahiim for their posts. Omani influence (or even manufacture ?) seem quite likely, given the Omani presence in Zanzibar and the East African coast, at the time.

There are a few...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By colin henshaw
African powder horn with Arab influence ?

Here is a recent acquisition - an old powder horn probably from East-Central Africa, (Malawi/Nyasaland area). Its of interest particularly for what I think to be Arab or Swahili influences - as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By colin henshaw
Unusual, but interesting. My best guess is that...

Unusual, but interesting. My best guess is that its either a native copy of a European pith helmet, or something made in Africa by an early European colonial, using locally available materials. Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting. There is/was a cuirass of a similar...

Interesting. There is/was a cuirass of a similar form used in New Guinea, but made out of basketry.

Regret I don't have an image of one right now.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting and unusual form - my guess is...

An interesting and unusual form - my guess is Congo, perhaps Teke people or thereabouts ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi I agree with your comments - the head looks...

Hi

I agree with your comments - the head looks original, but the haft does not seem correct, probably a replacement.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi The Ebay stick looks an old piece, with a...

Hi

The Ebay stick looks an old piece, with a good and genuine patina. From the square beard, probably Teke, Congo...
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