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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:02 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to those forumites who took an interest in...

Thanks to those forumites who took an interest in this axe, and particularly to Jim for his extensive research on the subject.

Nothing I can add, except to mention that the axe blade has an edge and...
Forum: Swap Forum 29th August 2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Igorot Philippines axe for sale

Here is a fine old headhunter's axe from northern Philippines for sale. Height is approx. 57cm and maximum width of blade 41cm. In good condition with a nice patina.

Price is 200- (two hundred...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By colin henshaw
Good point about the lack of a fixing area for a...

Good point about the lack of a fixing area for a lanyard. The axe is quite sturdy and heavy, and there is an iron plate extending down the middle of the shaft from the axehead. Feels and looks more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi estcrh Thanks for your post. What a...

Hi estcrh

Thanks for your post. What a surprise...it looks like the same piece. Interesting how objects can go round in circles. So, Northern India then, and 18/19th century.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd August 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By colin henshaw
Its an ancestor figure from North West New...

Its an ancestor figure from North West New Guinea, Geelvink Bay area (now part of Indonesian territory), called a "Korwar"

Your example doesn't look very old however, so perhaps a made for tourists...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 03:27 PM
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Views: 344
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice old piece. Well done...

A nice old piece. Well done...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By colin henshaw
Any information/comments on this axe ? India...

Any information/comments on this axe ? India specialists....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting. Must be Australian Aboriginal with...

Interesting. Must be Australian Aboriginal with the typical spinifex resin, however I havn't seen that form of club before.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian axe

Hi

I acquired this Indian axe recently, and would like to ask if someone can tell me about it please, such as... age range, area in India from where it originated, use (from horseback ?), etc.

Any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems there is a fair industry in making...

It seems there is a fair industry in making replica or fantasy Native American weapons. A quick internet search of "Native American tomahawks for sale" produces loads.

Sometimes difficult to see...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th August 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By colin henshaw
The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African...

The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African look.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting piece - I like it. Must be from...

Very interesting piece - I like it. Must be from New Caledonia, I think.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th July 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By colin henshaw
With that sort of trumpet shape, my guess is West...

With that sort of trumpet shape, my guess is West African, Akan or Fante. Maybe a staff top or to be held in the hand as a ritual item. Not sure how old it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By colin henshaw
Strange - the head of this spear does look...

Strange - the head of this spear does look exactly like the tip of an older East African (Masai etc) spear ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
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: 318
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: 318
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: 693
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: 693
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: 470
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: 697
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: 692
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: 304
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: 274
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: 626
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.
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