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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2019, 02:31 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
This type of spear is used by several different...

This type of spear is used by several different tribal groups in South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. Not Masai however. Its difficult to identify exactly which tribe without a provenance.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By colin henshaw
Sudanese Mahdist weapons

I found this photograph taken from "The Navy and Army Illustrated" 5th November 1898, which shows a collection of Mahdist weapons and other items seized after the Anglo-Egyptian victory at the Battle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice spear, I like it and don't think its a...

Nice spear, I like it and don't think its a tourist piece. From the Sahel area, maybe Hausa, Northern Nigeria or around there. The leather sheath is good, unusual. I've seen similar zig-zag type...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By colin henshaw
duplication

duplication
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2019, 01:46 PM
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Views: 1,486
Posted By colin henshaw
With that uniform newish corrosion patina, and...

With that uniform newish corrosion patina, and the general look of the piece, I have a suspicion this item has been manufactured quite recently. Possibly "made for sale" ?

Sorry to be negative, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By colin henshaw
Good honest piece, Iain. I like the older-style...

Good honest piece, Iain. I like the older-style pommel and primitive blade. Would the hilt have had a leather covering do you think ?
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting to observe that the level of...

Interesting to observe that the level of corrosion and general patina to both blade and hilt appear the same ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By colin henshaw
Not my field - but they look great old pieces,...

Not my field - but they look great old pieces, well done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By colin henshaw
Good stuff Tim, thanks for posting.

Good stuff Tim, thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,879
Posted By colin henshaw
[QUOTE=ariel]In Post 17 , the Sudanese holds a...

[QUOTE=ariel]In Post 17 , the Sudanese holds a kaskara with a diamond-like blade. I have never seen such a kaskara. Have you? Artistic license was always present in iconography.

The blade of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,879
Posted By colin henshaw
Here is a further piece of detail regarding...

Here is a further piece of detail regarding "souvenirs" from the Sudanese Mahdist period - I have been reading Major E A de Cosson's account of his participation in the Suakin Expedition of 1885...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By colin henshaw
The profile of the hilt certainly reminds me of...

The profile of the hilt certainly reminds me of jambiya/khanjar hilts from Arabia. Could it be a bedouin sword of some sort ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting, I'll go for Fiji, but a later piece...

Interesting, I'll go for Fiji, but a later piece maybe ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 55,787
Posted By colin henshaw
I would say the two shorter items are indeed...

I would say the two shorter items are indeed pestles, probably from New Guinea (Massim area).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,857
Posted By colin henshaw
Here is a nice example I had a few years back.

Here is a nice example I had a few years back.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By colin henshaw
Bhutanese bows seem a bit different around the...

Bhutanese bows seem a bit different around the central grip area, as well as the general profile...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Norman Two guesses ... Bhutan or Java

Hi Norman

Two guesses ... Bhutan or Java
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,751
Posted By colin henshaw
The Black Watch (the 42nd), a Highland regiment...

The Black Watch (the 42nd), a Highland regiment was raised around 1725. The Royal Scots, a Lowland regiment was raised in 1633.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,794
Posted By colin henshaw
H'mm interesting. It seems the Hand of Fatima...

H'mm interesting. It seems the Hand of Fatima symbol has been associated with weapons since ancient times. E A Wallis Budge in his book "Amulets and Superstitions" 1930, makes mention of the amulet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,284
Posted By colin henshaw
Found this image from The National Museum of...

Found this image from The National Museum of Yemen, Sana'a which might interest. Note the guns in the display case in the background...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,794
Posted By colin henshaw
Here are some more images of Arabian spears and...

Here are some more images of Arabian spears and lances I have found, including a painting of the explorer R.F. Burton, from his book "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,794
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, Stu is right. Its regrettable my thread...

Yes, Stu is right. Its regrettable my thread should develop in such a direction.

Lets stick to the subject of Arabian spears in a respectful manner !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,317
Posted By colin henshaw
As an aside ... there are some very interesting...

As an aside ... there are some very interesting talks by "Bad Hand" (Living History School) on YouTube, in which he says American Indians would often not bother with ramrods on their muskets, for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,317
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Norman The reptile skin and hide bindings,...

Hi Norman

The reptile skin and hide bindings, along with the general patina, certainly have more of an African "look" to me, rather than Native American...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,794
Posted By colin henshaw
Regarding provenance to the spears... I have...

Regarding provenance to the spears... I have today been advised by the auction house, that the spears (along with a matchlock also in the sale), belonged to someone who was stationed in Yemen at one...
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