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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes, thought cost too good to be true. It...

Yes, thought cost too good to be true. It happens when try to collect with oily rag budgets :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Sudan throwing club

Squeezing one last thing in before the before the end of 2014. Looks Sudanese? Could be Oceanic???? Just under 30 inches. Throwing weapons usually have a curved form world wide? Waiting for it to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Tim Simmons
Cool Well there we are, not hard to do but clever...

Well there we are, not hard to do but clever non the less. Very informative thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2014, 08:56 PM
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Views: 211
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Melanesian sword club

Probably the last addition to the collection 2014. I look forward to posting better pictures when it arrives. Seasons greetings and a happy new year with good luck for finds in 2015.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks like it may be staggered at the opposite...

It looks like it may be staggered at the opposite sides and there appears to be a kind of lump between?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Tim Simmons
Here?

Here?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 08:48 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By Tim Simmons
Great to see another of these swords. I was once...

Great to see another of these swords. I was once the owner of one. What is most interesting is that they are both made in the same way. Two pieces of blade welded together. Having held one, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Tim Simmons
Poo Rapa + crap music :o

Poo Rapa + crap music :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Tim Simmons
There is something really I like about these and...

There is something really I like about these and other swords from surrounding areas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Tim Simmons
Why I was happy to repair with braided sinew. ...

Why I was happy to repair with braided sinew. Takes a long time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfYVrqYzcFA&list=PLC5A7IsftuId4OqgufdGAlDt9i6YVTSh0
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Tim Simmons
Nice looking axe. In my opinion it is a very...

Nice looking axe. In my opinion it is a very good quality replica. The
fire polish strip work is applied rather than being of the wood. I have not found information on exactly how to do this fire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Tim Simmons
Reminds me of Yemen work?

Reminds me of Yemen work?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Solomon Is mace club

This is the new addition to my collection of Solomon Island clubs. I show it with others. Like Fijian Ulas there seems little concrete understanding of there use. The work on some is quite lavish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Tim Simmons
It certainly looks cut down or reformed. It is...

It certainly looks cut down or reformed. It is in the same form of short swords from Nigeria/Cameroon areas. The tabuka is widespread and many Cameroon forms can be found.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Tim Simmons
Whose a lucky boy then? :eek:

Whose a lucky boy then? :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yeah, that fist is common to West Africa. Often...

Yeah, that fist is common to West Africa. Often with the thumb poking out between the forefinger and the ring finger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Tim Simmons
Sorted with some sinew whipping. :cool:

Sorted with some sinew whipping. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not think I would risk exporting or...

I do not think I would risk exporting or importing tooth or tusk. Just deal in your own country with other collectors. We need to get in to our heads that unless beautifully carved it is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,593
Posted By Tim Simmons
What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:

What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,593
Posted By Tim Simmons
I can see how over generations of museum staff...

I can see how over generations of museum staff might perpetuate an original cataloging error, if this is the case? Future reference could then also be wrong. Having worked for the British Museum I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this...

Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this example. Which I would think from much further south but you can see how the form has morphed....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,593
Posted By Tim Simmons
Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW!...

Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW! Indian troops in East Africa. The WW1 Africa theater is sadly not well documented by historians.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,593
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make...

I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make the most crude and some of the most wonderful quality knives but this is not one from Africa. How and why the museum has it wrong I do not know?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from...

That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from Sudan.
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