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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 09:15 AM
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Posted By T. Koch
Thanks Sajen! I've been through all threads...

Thanks Sajen!

I've been through all threads on Guyana clubs on here and the pictures from that collection are just insane to say the least :eek:

Edit: Come to think, perhaps they are rare,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 48,052
Posted By T. Koch
Cool dagger, Tim! I found this article exploring...

Cool dagger, Tim! I found this article exploring the difference in daggers from human vs. cssowary material: https://www.livescience.com/62399-human-cassowary-bone-daggers.html


Cheers, Thor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2020, 05:50 PM
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Views: 3,530
Posted By T. Koch
Thanks guys! Ken, clubs (or Guyana for that...

Thanks guys!

Ken, clubs (or Guyana for that matter) is not my main expertise, so I dont feel confident putting an age on It. Although the patina (on the wood) seems good.

Thanks Colin! That is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,530
Posted By T. Koch
Macana block-type club

Hello friends,

Sharing some pictures of my Guyana club (aputu) previosly in the Reubens collection. I am not really sure that the binding is as old as the club.

I really like the inherent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,383
Posted By T. Koch
Yup, it's elephant. :)

Yup, it's elephant. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,383
Posted By T. Koch
Hi, I would need better pics to be certain,...

Hi,

I would need better pics to be certain, but it definitely looks like elephant ivory. This pattern shows, because the piece is cut so it covers both the bark and core ivory of the tusk. Bark...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,634
Posted By T. Koch
Hi Ken, Judging from the pictures, the...

Hi Ken,

Judging from the pictures, the material is IMO most likely rhinoceros horn.


Cheers, - Thor
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,569
Posted By T. Koch
Nice sword, love the hilt! Could you take a pic...

Nice sword, love the hilt! Could you take a pic and show the scales in cross-section? It looks as if it has the crystalline 2. dentine of walrus visible at the end of the pommes, but the way the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,072
Posted By T. Koch
Hi guys! The skin is is from one of the...

Hi guys!

The skin is is from one of the large pythons. Hard to be absolutely sure when the patch is as small as this, but IMO it's from a reticulated python, P. reticulatus, native to South East...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,605
Posted By T. Koch
The last two photos of the dagger posted above...

The last two photos of the dagger posted above are from Nile monitor, Varanus niloticus.

The ventral scales of monitors, have a linear allignment at the abdomen with no irregular scales between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,605
Posted By T. Koch
Hi guys, Judging from the pictures,...

Hi guys,

Judging from the pictures, regarding the skin used on these knifes; the squarish pieces are side/belly-pieces from some species of monitor lizard (crocodile species don't have keeled...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th January 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,198
Posted By T. Koch
Hi guys! I'm late to the table here - found...

Hi guys!

I'm late to the table here - found the topic while going through the Palembang-posts of the forum. IMO Detlef is probably spot-on: The insert has been done to cover up the natural pulp...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,631
Posted By T. Koch
Hi Detlef - cool archaic! I agree on your...

Hi Detlef - cool archaic! I agree on your observation, that the pommel looks like hippopotamus tusk.


Best wishes, - Thor
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th November 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,173
Posted By T. Koch
Hi Willem! AWESOME(!!) idea for a topic! I...

Hi Willem!

AWESOME(!!) idea for a topic! I am not in a position to give my opinion on your piece concretely, but it is my impression that the Aso as a carved motif, has developed from a quite...
Forum: Swap Forum 11th November 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,034
Posted By T. Koch
New homepage - Collection and stuff for sale

Hi guys,
I haven’t been much active on the boards lately – mostly due to over-working my dayjob and night-working my new homepage. This post is admittedly a shameless plug of the latter.

The site...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,787
Posted By T. Koch
...and I agree with Gavin in the regard that most...

...and I agree with Gavin in the regard that most CITES enforcers aren't too sharp at worked materials ID and in my experience 99% of customs officers couldn't tie their shoelaces without a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,787
Posted By T. Koch
Hi Erlikhan - just a quick jab from me as I'm on...

Hi Erlikhan - just a quick jab from me as I'm on the way out the door. I've been working for the CITES M.A. in Denmark for 7 years+.

Walrus is Appendix II/Annex B, so to take the Yataghan with you...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th September 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,250
Posted By T. Koch
Dropping this to € 300,- Nice weekend...

Dropping this to € 300,-

Nice weekend everyone!


/Thor
Forum: Swap Forum 30th July 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,250
Posted By T. Koch
Laminated Tulwar

Jambo rafikis!

I am cleaning away some unwanted fat and this guy is looking for a new home. He's a Tulwar with a nicely worked, laminated blade with two fullers, a "yelman", a 1/4 fuller along the...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th March 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,367
Posted By T. Koch
Parang and Mandau gone. Paka reduced to EUR...

Parang and Mandau gone.

Paka reduced to EUR 750,-/$ 1030,-

Wedung still up for EUR 150,-


- thanks guys!
Forum: Swap Forum 28th March 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,572
Posted By T. Koch
Mandau #1 and Golok gone too. Wedung still...

Mandau #1 and Golok gone too.

Wedung still up for EUR 150,-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By T. Koch
Btw, the new U.S. national restrictions don't...

Btw, the new U.S. national restrictions don't seem worse than how it's implemented here in the EU through Council Resolution in 1997 - actually you could argue that it's in fact more lenient, as (at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By T. Koch
Runjeet, that's a solid interpretation - it is...

Runjeet, that's a solid interpretation - it is not a ban on commercial trade as such - rather a restriction. The overarching goal here is to make sure that no items harvested and worked post-CITES...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,937
Posted By T. Koch
Yeah, what Jose said! :D Great tulip-pommel too -...

Yeah, what Jose said! :D Great tulip-pommel too - looks like they just used the natural end of an elephant tusk.


Cheers, Thor
Forum: Swap Forum 18th March 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,367
Posted By T. Koch
Wedung Wedung with patterned blade, integral...

Wedung

Wedung with patterned blade, integral ferrule, silver clamps, nicely patinated bone (tulang) ring and clip carved from buffalo horn (tanduk kerbau) . Interesting forging patterns near the...
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