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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th March 2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not...

I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not very old. Had always thought of it being from the Central America/Mexico area, but have no evidence for this...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From...

A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From Queensland area ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 06:11 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Please post the Australian club, I like...

Please post the Australian club, I like Aboriginal stuff !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
As far as I can see they are called...

As far as I can see they are called "beater-in". Here are some extracts from the book "Studies in Primitive Looms" by H. Ling Roth, reprint 1977. They seem to have been a universal form - the last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 04:10 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
These are African implements used in weaving, not...

These are African implements used in weaving, not clubs unfortunately.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd March 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By colin henshaw
Well they certainly have age to them. Are they...

Well they certainly have age to them. Are they yours ? Hard to say whether they were used for slaving purposes or for convicts/prisoners, without a provenance.

The National Maritime Museum,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it....

Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it. With the Omani type buckle, what about East Africa for origin ?
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether...

An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether its agricultural or military. I believe some conscripted elements of European armies in the early medieval period, would only be armed with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By colin henshaw
A good looking older sword, Iain....

A good looking older sword, Iain. Congratulations.

What date range would you put it at ?

I would be interested to learn what restoration/cleaning methods you have used ?

Regards.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th March 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By colin henshaw
The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale....

The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi thinreadline, I think you are probably spot...

Hi thinreadline,

I think you are probably spot on with your assessment. I believe also bowie-type hunting knives were made in India in the Raj period, for use by colonials...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th March 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By colin henshaw
Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn...

Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn from sale ?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd March 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Mark, for the very helpful information....

Thanks Mark, for the very helpful information. Glad you like the sword. I also notice that the sheet iron guard on my example is somewhat wider at the pommel, than on the cutlasses shown in the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Mark and Cutlass Collector for their...

Thanks to Mark and Cutlass Collector for their comments on the cutlass.

I had been wondering if it could be a colonial American piece... Looking through the book "Swords and Blades of the American...
Forum: European Armoury 1st March 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By colin henshaw
Primitive cutlass for I.D.

Hi

Picked this sword up the other day, it has that primitive "home-made" look that I like. Its quite short - 24 inches (61cm) in a straight line. No fuller or marks to the blade. The wooden handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Greg and Iain for their comments....

Thanks to Greg and Iain for their comments. Length of my example is approx. 126cm. Nice website.

The iron spiral elements are unusual...has anyone seen these elsewhere ? The only others I can find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By colin henshaw
African (Sahel ?) spear for I.D.

This recent acquisition is a rather unusual spear - does anyone recognise it ? Those spiral elements at the base of the blade, also the indentations to either side of the blade spine, are...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd February 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By colin henshaw
African/Arab powder horn for sale

Hi

Here are some images of a scarce powder horn from East Africa, with Arab (Omani) influences, that I have for sale.

Price is 140- (one hundred and forty UK pounds), plus shipping costs. Paypal +...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By colin henshaw
I believe wooden clubs or "cudgels"...

I believe wooden clubs or "cudgels" were carried by the country people or peasantry in the Middle Ages in Europe and probably later, however I have no images to post. Of course metal maces or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,679
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi VANDOO, seems like only you and me... Nice...

Hi VANDOO, seems like only you and me...

Nice interesting piece, not sure if it is in fact Naga, the profile of the handle is different. Maybe Assam or elsewhere in South East Asia. If from an old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By colin henshaw
British Museum, London - Australian Aboriginal exhibition

For anyone in London this summer, with an interest...The British Museum will stage an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal artefacts and culture (including weapons), 23rd April - 2nd August 2015. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By colin henshaw
Most likely the iron nails etc are just to...

Most likely the iron nails etc are just to provide a more effective striking area, rather than an imitation of the woodcarving...but who knows ?

I have a copy of a useful little book "The Art of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
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...
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