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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,818
Posted By russel
Stunning example Detlef, congratulations!

Stunning example Detlef, congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,785
Posted By russel
Sue the BASTARDS!

Sue the BASTARDS!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By russel
I had hoped it was someone here who outbid me on...

I had hoped it was someone here who outbid me on that one, I'm keen to see the results of a polish and etch.

Cheers, Russel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By russel
I'm also curious to see better images, and to...

I'm also curious to see better images, and to know the length. By the look of the typed page which it is photographed against, it seem very small.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th March 2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By russel
Thank you Jean, The flat face on the first pic...

Thank you Jean,

The flat face on the first pic isn't as pronounced in reality (more an artifact of the my poor photography).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th March 2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By russel
Bugis Keris?

Hello all,

This is my first post to the Keris Forum (I usually hang out over in the Ethnographic area). I recently picked up this Keris, rather cheaply, at a local auction. I am a complete novice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By russel
The second Dha knife (Dha hmyaung) looks to be...

The second Dha knife (Dha hmyaung) looks to be from Burma to me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,747
Posted By russel
Here is another reference to the...

Here is another reference to the label:

http://flyandflea.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/46-doll-with-history.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,336
Posted By russel
Does anyone know if a transcript of Lecture by...

Does anyone know if a transcript of Lecture by Roy Elvis will be made available after the Seminar, for those of who unfortunately cannot attend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By russel
I couldn't resist

I couldn't resist
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,670
Posted By russel
Nice group photo, I will have to get mine out for...

Nice group photo, I will have to get mine out for a family portrait too! The third from the left is the standout example (in my opinion), the fourth from the left is rather nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd November 2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By russel
Thankyou Detlef, hopefully other members will...

Thankyou Detlef, hopefully other members will provide some more examples.

Cheers, Russel
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th November 2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By russel
Cowrie Belt for ID

I hope members can tell me a little about this cowrie belt. The seller suggested it is a Naga piece dating for around the 1930's. It measures 115cm.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By russel
Thanks again, very helpful information. Would...

Thanks again, very helpful information.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to how old these spearheads may be?

Cheers, Russel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By russel
Thank you Antoine, that's a great help. Does...

Thank you Antoine, that's a great help.

Does the ferrule taper, or is it the same diameter along it's length?

Cheers, Russel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By russel
The length and diameter of the spear shaft would...

The length and diameter of the spear shaft would be of great help.

Cheers, R
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By russel
Thank you, great to know the origin and see a...

Thank you, great to know the origin and see a complete example. As I would like to re-haft these, would you please tell me the length and thickness of the shaft on your example? Also, if you could...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By russel
Spearheads - where from?

Hello all,

I recently won these two spearheads on eBay. While I am sure I have seen similarly shaped spears in the past, I can find nothing in my notes or any of my references. Does anyone have an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,067
Posted By russel
Thanks Willem, Robert tested the handle three...

Thanks Willem,

Robert tested the handle three times, the result was 14k each time. Convincing enough for me! 😆

The knife is currently in Robert's hands, hopefully he can post additional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By russel
Close-ups

After:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By russel
Close-ups

Before:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By russel
I should also mention the (yet again)...

I should also mention the (yet again) extraordinary work Robert did in bringing this Parang back to life. It was in quite a sorry state when purchased, as usual Robert did an amazing job. Following...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By russel
Borneo(?) Parang

Hello All,

Some time ago I was fortunate enough to secure this rather nice Parang which I am confident originates from Borneo. My assumption is based mainly on the carvings, which are very similar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,067
Posted By russel
Hello all, Robert has kindly provided some...

Hello all,

Robert has kindly provided some clearer images, and has also confirmed that the handle material is indeed Suassa (14k).

I am still trying to learn more about these knives, and would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,883
Posted By russel
Congratulations Detlef, I was watching this one,...

Congratulations Detlef,

I was watching this one, but when I noticed you leading the bidding I pulled back. Nice catch for a very reasonable price.

Cheers,
Russel
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