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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
According to the book "African Weapons"...

According to the book "African Weapons" by Fischer & Zirngible, this type of knife is from the Tetela and Mbole peoples. Looks like the iron pommel is missing on this example. I'm not sure how...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting, thanks for posting. Never heard...

Very interesting, thanks for posting. Never heard of rhino horn having been used as a spear tip before, either in ancient or modern times, but it makes sense. Antelope horn has been used for this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By colin henshaw
From recent personal experience - I used one of...

From recent personal experience - I used one of those "leather dressings" on 19th century cracked and dried leather straps. Did not soften the leather in any way, just made it darker...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th October 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By colin henshaw
I've been puzzling over these vaguely familiar...

I've been puzzling over these vaguely familiar objects... The geometric woodcarving has an East European folk art look. Probably rattles of some sort, maybe processional or bird-scarers ??
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By colin henshaw
The shield is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for...

The shield is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th September 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By colin henshaw
No interest in this shield ? Only a few more...

No interest in this shield ? Only a few more days to go...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Tim, you could be right. The Jur knife...

Thanks Tim, you could be right. The Jur knife shown certainly has similarities of form. However, the iron bands round the hilt and line decoration to the blade centre on my dagger, don't seem to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By colin henshaw
Anyone have some ideas on this dagger ?

Anyone have some ideas on this dagger ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By colin henshaw
I'm not sure from exactly where in India this...

I'm not sure from exactly where in India this dhal shield originated, but it looks old, and the metal repair seems of some fair age as well.

I've seen very similar repairs to the edges of Beja hide...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahel ? dagger

Hi

I found this little African dagger fairly recently, its of a type I havn't seen before. Can anyone help to identify it ?

Those iron hoops round the hilt make me think of northern Nigerian type...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th September 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian shield "dhal" for sale

Here is a good metal Indian dhal shield for sale. Approximate diameter is 38cm.

Price is 200- (two hundred sterling pounds), plus shipping/postage costs. Paypal + 4%

I should be able to send this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice bow. LJ is quite right, its from Southern...

Nice bow. LJ is quite right, its from Southern Guyana/Northern Brazil. Same sort of wood as used for macana clubs, I think.
Forum: Swap Forum 6th September 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By colin henshaw
sold !

sold !
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By colin henshaw
on hold

on hold
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
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
Replies: 2
Views: 413
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: 29
Views: 1,255
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: 29
Views: 1,255
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: 572
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
Replies: 1
Views: 378
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: 29
Views: 1,255
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: 454
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: 29
Views: 1,255
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: 24
Views: 1,369
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: 900
Posted By colin henshaw
The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African...

The beadwork to the handle has a Southern African look.
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