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Forum: Swap Forum 5th July 2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I like these. I would like one with a good...

I like these. I would like one with a good bi-coned head.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Tim Simmons
Also this the head being the same form as one of...

Also this the head being the same form as one of mine. A long version with a head diameter of 3 inches. Said to be from Rennell Island. Not from the museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Tim Simmons
Found this in the National Museum Australia. ...

Found this in the National Museum Australia. Have email to access picture and get more information. Interesting that shows the same condition as mine
Forum: Swap Forum 5th July 2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would like something like this,if possible. I...

I would like something like this,if possible. I will add other pictures of things I would hope swap for.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,283
Posted By Tim Simmons
Google , George 6th pillar box crowns.

Google , George 6th pillar box crowns.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,283
Posted By Tim Simmons
nothing to add about a clash of views except to...

nothing to add about a clash of views except to show that the crown can be quite modern. i really do not think it is Victorian. This is a crown on a yard stick with E ans R either side the present...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd July 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Tim Simmons
So far the offers have been of items I already...

So far the offers have been of items I already have. Ideally I would like something I do not have. So perhaps I need to say world wide swap and just pay taxes. Somebody must want this Mandau for a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,283
Posted By Tim Simmons
Unless you can add more information the crown...

Unless you can add more information the crown does not mean Victoria.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Tim Simmons
The way the handle sinks into the scabbard,...

The way the handle sinks into the scabbard, presuming the scabbard was cut to accept the knife in that style. May be a pointer.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st July 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Tim Simmons
and more,

and more,
Forum: Swap Forum 1st July 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Tim Simmons
More pictures,

More pictures,
Forum: Swap Forum 1st July 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Old Mandau to swap

Interesting old and untouched Mandau to swap. The blade is 46.5 cm long, not the biggest blade but beautifully balanced in the hand. Small section of engraving to both sides at the forte. The back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Well they may not be as artistic and old as those...

Well they may not be as artistic and old as those museum pieces but they have been in use for what ever reason at some time and look cool on the wall. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thanks for your input Colin always respected. I...

Thanks for your input Colin always respected. I am not so sure that every thing is crisp the shields show considerable wear in places. Again it is hard to show without the items in hand.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Reading the thesis more carefully may I suggest...

Reading the thesis more carefully may I suggest that between conflicts shields might be cleaned or perhaps neutralised and stored- the paint no longer active. When conflict seems to be about,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Black paint, why there is only remnants I do not...

Black paint, why there is only remnants I do not know but it was painted. In the thesis link I forgot to mention chapter 5 page 53.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
A more moody picture. You can just discern a...

A more moody picture. You can just discern a black tint in places on the wood, what is left of a black paint. Most observable in the bottom left arc. I have found this interesting PHD thesis on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Well I am not going to struggle to take better...

Well I am not going to struggle to take better pictures. Obviously I can see them in the flesh so to speak but here is one with the same decoration except...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
In essence they are carved from planks taken...

In essence they are carved from planks taken length ways from a tree trunk. 45 cm wide with a convex surface and slight concave back. Heavy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Tim Simmons
Smile 2 fine Mendi shields to view.

Picked up two new shields today. They are rather fine with a nice lustrous shine to the patina. They are carved from a heavy hard wood. One 117cm high the other 115cm. According to "Shields of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Tim Simmons
Machismo

Machismo
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very interesting. Do you think it was Maori made...

Very interesting. Do you think it was Maori made from introduced cattle? or a decorated British piece. The silver and antler has a Scottish feel about it to me. Reminds me of Scottish snuff mulls.
Forum: Swap Forum 26th May 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Tim Simmons
Zulu stuff to swap?

I have a few Zulu clubs to swap. I am more interested in clubs from- Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Papuan Gulf and further afield, North and South American. If you interested in an exchange of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just wanted to add this comparison to an African...

Just wanted to add this comparison to an African scepter with the same black white concept. The Solomon, Malaita Island example as well as a hanging adornment was also used as a scepter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Tim Simmons
At last I have it. It has to be the most...

At last I have it. It has to be the most exquisite piece in the collection. I admire to use of two tone of shell in the haft. The ball end is weighted I cannot tell if it is solid wood or not but...
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