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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Dispersal, objects of traditional aesthetics c1900s.

I have just received a very informative book on Plains Indian art. The book put much into perspective. Exert-

After 1891, adaption to the new ways continued with some resisting and others willing...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th September 2014, 03:36 PM
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Views: 134
Posted By Tim Simmons
A few bits to swap?

A few pieces to swap. I can add more. I would like Amazon clubs or stone weapons. email timothysimmons14@yahoo.co.uk or PM me through this site.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looking for similar pieces. I found this lovely...

Looking for similar pieces. I found this lovely double horn pointed example in the Brooklyn museum. Plus to me, rather suspect "antique" pieces with prices over $700 {knapped stone} and $500 for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,218
Posted By Tim Simmons
I like the spear. Looks like it is very nice to...

I like the spear. Looks like it is very nice to have in your hands. What a great lot.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tim Simmons
Here I present qualified printed reference to my...

Here I present qualified printed reference to my suggestions. This exert is taken from.
" Collecting Indian Knives Identification and Value, Lar Holthem, Includes Paleo, Archaic,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,218
Posted By Tim Simmons
Smile New piece

:) Adding another club very similar to a Bora? club I already have. This one is a little more decorative with feathers also lacking a central ridge. Both are 60cm in length. I hope to show more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
Under the right light it is clearly elephant...

Under the right light it is clearly elephant ivory. Looks like I might be stuck with this one. That hurts so much ;) .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tim Simmons
Doing lots of searching and research on this...

Doing lots of searching and research on this piece. Not wanting to fill this post with a multitude of links. It is quite possible that this piece is a ceremonial tomahawk, "tomahawk" being rather a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Tim Simmons
That bow is big and what a beautiful finish. I...

That bow is big and what a beautiful finish. I do not think it is European . It could be African, I had a big polished self bow and could only identify it as African by the string being hide. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just adding these two pictures from the Leiden...

Just adding these two pictures from the Leiden museum that show how world wide the baton type status club regalia is. The NW coast American and Guyanan pieces are around the same size as this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Tim Simmons
Smile Leiden Ethno Museum pics

Trip to the Netherlands. Not packed full of weapons buts loots of artworks that one can learn from also marvel at. I took many pictures, but you are not aloud to use flash. Most came out very bad...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Tim Simmons
Similar items from Uganda there is a cultural...

Similar items from Uganda there is a cultural overlap.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting idea, but was China a blade exporter...

Interesting idea, but was China a blade exporter at the late 19th early 20th century? That is a period of economic weakness?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Tim Simmons
It has a rather rough look for goldsmiths work? ...

It has a rather rough look for goldsmiths work? Have you tested the metal with the correct acids?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
This is the best example of the same style of...

This is the best example of the same style of artwork and construction I could find in my books. Although I put it further east, it is north and nowhere near Zulu. The work of Lozi people in what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
These must be for high status people.

These must be for high status people.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am not a gun person and have never found them...

I am not a gun person and have never found them interesting. I am not that keen on the aesthetic displayed on classic sporting guns always feel they are rather staid bit this is something else.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Stratford armourie highlights

Stratford armourie museum Shakespeare country. On the old RAF Snettiton site. This is a interesting collection. It is rather like a super sized school boy collection gone mad with no real focus. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
Many thanks. I am now certain this is most...

Many thanks. I am now certain this is most probably from Nyasaland. I am not at home to show it with others. I am now able to give some measurements, just under 47 cm long and a knob diameter of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Zulu or further north?

I purchased this today from a Zulu material collector. He states this piece as Zulu. To me it looks more like work from further north like pieces from what is today Malawi or even up to the Ilemi...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
Solomon Island dance stick. I have one and will...

Solomon Island dance stick. I have one and will post a picture latter when I have time. In my opinion they are not of the same desire as club weapons, certainly not this form of dance stick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wink Where are the clubs? :)

Where are the clubs? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,218
Posted By Tim Simmons
Firstly my last item posted here turned out not...

Firstly my last item posted here turned out not to be what I was hoping.

I really like the heavy lance and I think that is a flat-pack furniture dowel stuck in the end. Can not tell much about the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Interesting Seme

I have largely sold all and stopped collecting sword and knives. However I have kept a few of simple African pieces. Today I came across this nice old seme which I could not resist. What is most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,622
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think the idea is to remove the concept of...

I think the idea is to remove the concept of ivory as a quality material. This will affect desire in the market place even for old ivory. Auction houses will not want to handle it, even pre 1947. ...
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