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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Nice collection.

Nice collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am going for South America. I can only see a...

I am going for South America. I can only see a dagger of Amerindian form. It just does not look like a miniature supi club.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:51 AM
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Views: 79
Posted By Tim Simmons
Red face Ended eBay Solomon Is club

Nice club. I had no funds, did a member win. Perhap they really want a mandau.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Tim Simmons
The road to hell is paved with good intention.

Could this be rather muddled reaction to the criminal trade in artefacts by a somewhat disturbing group that follow a deranged view of a middle Eastern faith.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
Something like...

Something like this.http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2955&highlight=Indian+art
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 812
Posted By Tim Simmons
Even the most basic show and tell can lead to...

Even the most basic show and tell can lead to discovery to new collectors and dare I say "academics" they do not always know what things are until it is in their face. If you read stuff about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Tim Simmons
Colin if that is the case, I know the blade is...

Colin if that is the case, I know the blade is rather like a giant hand made nail, why spend so much time on the scabbard??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Tim Simmons
There are many forms of stiletto type daggers in...

There are many forms of stiletto type daggers in West African. I post these examples years ago. Also one very similar to the one in question I feel sure I post it on the forum but cannot find it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 812
Posted By Tim Simmons
I cannot imagine or financially sustain...

I cannot imagine or financially sustain collecting without research. Without research you are condemned to collecting the same old same old at ever increasing prices and learning nothing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is a traditional weapon just happens to be...

This is a traditional weapon just happens to be new.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,385
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is my latest amazon club. From the Krikati...

This is my latest amazon club. From the Krikati of Maranhao state Brazil. The same state as the Ka'apor club last post. When I have it I will show more details and comparison with others.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looking again, and realising that it is only 16...

Looking again, and realising that it is only 16 inches long. It seems to be more of a dagger. When it you think of a dagger you tend to think of a metal knife to cut and penetrate flesh and muscle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very cool. Looks like a coverted French bayonet...

Very cool. Looks like a coverted French bayonet or shortsword of some kind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Tim Simmons
The more I look at it I am starting to see more...

The more I look at it I am starting to see more Amazon than Solomons. I think a pictorial case could be made with comparable examples. I can post a few perhaps tomorrow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Tim Simmons
This club looks a lot better than the many ww2 ...

This club looks a lot better than the many ww2 souvenir short supi Solomon Island club. Although not old looking it does seem to have a patina from frequent handling. Like you My first thoughts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks to me that feature is not on this piece...

It looks to me that feature is not on this piece which is one of the most common elements of New Caledonia clubs. However there are forms that do not have that feature. I am waiting for the clubs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Tim Simmons
I still cannot see how molten cast metal will...

I still cannot see how molten cast metal will still hold mercury. An amalgam is not an alloy.?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Tim Simmons
Lightbulb New Caledonia club

This is a new item to my collection. I left a bid fully expecting not to win, especially so low. I was unsure at first but after some research I felt the club fitted the canon of New Caledonia club...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is quite...

This is quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tim Simmons
There not drum sticks but also not full combat...

There not drum sticks but also not full combat club weapons. There are far more about status however you could easily wack an underling. With some African examples.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thinking about drum sticks. I can imagine heavy...

Thinking about drum sticks. I can imagine heavy rigid beaters if the percussion instruments were of a wood shell structure, like hollow log drums. I do not think that type of drum is used on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tim Simmons
Possible drum stick? I do not think so as the...

Possible drum stick? I do not think so as the head is really quite heavy. Here next to a floppy head club. It is all sinew. It does make me question the floppy head piece. Which is all sinew...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up N. American club.

Just want to show my latest Great Plains club. A nice old one there is some fragility where the horse hair is attached but not enough to effect collecting appeal in my opinion. Oh and some bead...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th July 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Tim Simmons
Any Solomon Island club I do not have? The...

Any Solomon Island club I do not have? The version similar to the mental sketch rather like the photo but different. Would be nice?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Tim Simmons
My first thoughts are Morocco?

My first thoughts are Morocco?
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