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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By spiral
Cites covers many timbers & this has been...

Cites covers many timbers & this has been enforced many times in the USA for many years.


linkyto 2nd Fed raid on Gibson guitars....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By spiral
If customs did notice it at Heathrow, they would...

If customs did notice it at Heathrow, they would know it was ivory.

How old it is or appears will be immaterial to them without certification. You would lose it.

But they might not notice it. There...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By spiral
Could the sword be a later replica? There...

Could the sword be a later replica?

There seems to be many differences & anomalies?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By spiral
Lost? You won't be, after this week's episode...

Lost? You won't be, after this week's episode of.....

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By spiral
An excellent & unusually specific collection...

An excellent & unusually specific collection of rare provinced pieces!

Thanks for sharing, they look great!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By spiral
As I said earlier , to me it looks like the sort...

As I said earlier , to me it looks like the sort of thing that had a baby crocodile as a hilt, Or sometimes a leg...:shrug:

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By spiral
Bone wont do that job, in that manner at those...

Bone wont do that job, in that manner at those dimesions, so there clearly plastic. Good close up photos would prove it though.






Where did 19 th century come from on this detail? :shrug:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By spiral
Your quite correct....My error. Guess it was...

Your quite correct....My error.

Guess it was just his wealth , not his political affiliation..

But my "relevant" comment to Andrew was re. finances not Obama....;)

Perhaps you missed my post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By spiral
Or just decreased in the UK unless clearly pre....

Or just decreased in the UK unless clearly pre. 1947... Id guess clearly pre. 1947 as you say will become more valuable!

Who wants a collection of stuff that brings police through your front door?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By spiral
That's good then... It seemed relevant to me!...

That's good then... It seemed relevant to me!

cheers!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
I agree there definably not tribal pieces... I...

I agree there definably not tribal pieces...

I suspect the African company as majors traders & dealers of store goods 7 ivory may be the culprits...

But without evidence other Brit. Indian or Arab...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
Ahh Many thanks Richard, Im on windows 8.1 but...

Ahh Many thanks Richard, Im on windows 8.1 but was using explorer. Ill give chrome a try on it. ;)

spiral

ps.. great chrome works with it indeed!

A lovely example!

Acquired in Malawi 3...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
Much research in the classroom is just finding a...

Much research in the classroom is just finding a source. ;) You've still got a gold star. despite you being a member of the usually English Self depreciating society. :eek:

But yes your Russian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By spiral
I am sure weve all realised , but no ones...

I am sure weve all realised , but no ones mentioned it yet, the scabbard is probably at least 80 years younger than the blade....

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By spiral
Yeah, your sworn to secrecy though... not many...

Yeah, your sworn to secrecy though... not many people know it... ;)

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By spiral
Sure thing Andrew, I Certainly comprehend my...

Sure thing Andrew, I Certainly comprehend my Obama comment, as not necessary to say. {Although I had said it without thinking.}

Was the first part re. wealth acceptable? It seemed relevant? After...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
Thanks Richard, sadly my pc seems not to work...

Thanks Richard, sadly my pc seems not to work with there database... what software is required to show there data. files?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By spiral
I know nothing about the axe but Victoria reigned...

I know nothing about the axe but Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901. ;)

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By spiral
I agree the style is similar to the old Brit army...

I agree the style is similar to the old Brit army Machete, but that one is carrying civilian marks. Not the military ones.

Although "& sons" was a 19th century version company name,.

What was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
I'll settle for a silver star [/QUOTE] Bronze...

I'll settle for a silver star [/QUOTE]

Bronze star I think Gav. ;) Algeria as far away as India from Malawi I reckon! :D ;)



Damn... hippo pegs! Wonder what the horn ones are?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
Great stuff Sajen & indeed Jampot... well...

Great stuff Sajen & indeed Jampot... well spotted!

Its obviously the same chap who brought this one back.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/collectionimages/AN01562/AN01562253_001_l.jpg?width=304

So I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
Certainly possible Richard, ..... More...

Certainly possible Richard, .....

More evidence required!

Any listed in pre.ww2 sales catalogue's anyone?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,663
Posted By spiral
Indeed the rich have privilege's everywhere... ;)...

Indeed the rich have privilege's everywhere... ;) Obamas friend was given a licence import a black rhino tusk earlier in the year.

The UK Auctioneer is an amusing chap, Hes gone from claiming it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
I concur these occur from Malawi, & perhaps...

I concur these occur from Malawi, & perhaps were made there under either British or Indian supervision.

There are many others of related style, but lesser quality, Ive just found on a English...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,120
Posted By spiral
I totally agree with points A & B Ariel, ...

I totally agree with points A & B Ariel, & more or less agree with your third point. {Not that that rules it out.} Many wonderfull things made in Sheffield that many are/were unaware of Kachin...
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