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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:21 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
To try to expand on the points you have raised...

To try to expand on the points you have raised :-

Here are a couple of images of Austral Islands paddles that I have picked off the internet for reference. I believe fairly similar carved decoration...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting piece, thanks for posting. The...

Very interesting piece, thanks for posting. The geometric carving certainly has an Oceanic look (Austral Islands ?), probably from a paddle or club shaft. The metal bits look as if added by a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By colin henshaw
As no one else has commented...I don't really...

As no one else has commented...I don't really know where the knife is from, but its an intriguing piece. The blade looks Indian in form, as found on a "bichwa" dagger. The rest maybe European in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Tim. The nearest examples I can find to...

Thanks Tim. The nearest examples I can find to your club, are as shown in these two illustrations from "The History of Mankind" by Ratzel 1897. Seemingly, the Umauas Indians lived in the Japura River...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By colin henshaw
Those "square-cut" protusions and the...

Those "square-cut" protusions and the type of palmwood...to me signify South America rather than Melanesia. Somewhere in Micronesia could also be possible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By colin henshaw
As far as I know, the Maori adopted European...

As far as I know, the Maori adopted European weapons and materials fairly early on in the 19th century, in conjunction with their own traditional weapons, to some extent. However, it seems they just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By colin henshaw
From the images, looks like it has some age to it...

From the images, looks like it has some age to it - my guess would be an early made for sale piece, early 20th century or even late 19th...

Copious carved decoration is often a sign of a made for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 189
Posted By colin henshaw
The blade on Sajen's knife looks like it could be...

The blade on Sajen's knife looks like it could be from a US/European fighting knife (see image), or a re-worked bayonet ??

Regards.
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting Stu. Thanks for posting.

Very interesting Stu. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 189
Posted By colin henshaw
A few more...

A few more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 189
Posted By colin henshaw
The carved head is a bit like that to be found on...

The carved head is a bit like that to be found on some North West Coast USA/Canada daggers (Tlingit).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By colin henshaw
Good-looking swords. The metal has that grey,...

Good-looking swords. The metal has that grey, softish look of native-smelted iron...is this a likelihood ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to those who commented on this piece....

Thanks to those who commented on this piece. Looks to be definitely from Yemen.
Wondering whether to clean the silver a bit, or maybe its best to leave it alone...any recommendations ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By colin henshaw
The larger bamboo tube item and darts is a Dayak...

The larger bamboo tube item and darts is a Dayak blowpipe quiver. The basket probably also Dayak. Regarding the smaller bamboo tube and spatula, my guess is this either a lime container and spoon for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By colin henshaw
Islamic bullet pouch ?

Hi

Can anyone help to identify this item. Made of embossed silver over leather, good workmanship, seems of Islamic design. Could it be for holding bullets or similar ? From Afghanistan or North West...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By colin henshaw
A fine club - congratulations.

A fine club - congratulations.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By colin henshaw
I read somewhere that those semi-circular...

I read somewhere that those semi-circular markings seen on Aboriginal items, represent either native huts or campfires...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By colin henshaw
Great collection - thanks for posting !

Great collection - thanks for posting !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,092
Posted By colin henshaw
Interestingly, this type of knife also appears on...

Interestingly, this type of knife also appears on the National Museum of Scotland website, as coming from Malawi. H'mm, perhaps a rethink is required...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,092
Posted By colin henshaw
A small piece of interest on this subject (though...

A small piece of interest on this subject (though perhaps not very relevant) - the famous African guide to several European 19th century explorers - "Sidi Mubarak Bombay" was a Yao tribesman. He...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,092
Posted By colin henshaw
I don't see any way these knives could have been...

I don't see any way these knives could have been made in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maybe some made their way to East Africa from the Indian sub-continent, either as gifts to native chiefs, or trade items...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By colin henshaw
Anyone have some ideas about these pieces ?

Anyone have some ideas about these pieces ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By colin henshaw
I would attribute the following :- No. 1 -...

I would attribute the following :-

No. 1 - Northern Nigeria/Cameroon
No. 2 - Somalia/Horn of Africa
No. 4 - Somalia/Horn of Africa
No. 7 - Northern Nigeria/Cameroon

Regarding the others, please...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting and amusing piece of social...

An interesting and amusing piece of social commentary for the period, thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks like a genuine old example, Tim. ...

Looks like a genuine old example, Tim. Congratulations, a pity about the accidental damage to the leather.
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