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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:13 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Its probably just coincidence... but the plaited...

Its probably just coincidence... but the plaited fibre strip decoration to the spear on the left, is very similar to that found on Amazonian clubs etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:35 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Many thanks for the information and comments so...

Many thanks for the information and comments so far. Does anyone know the area of origin in India, and approximate age etc ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
The engraved image (bird ?) to the blade is...

The engraved image (bird ?) to the blade is unusual. Would be interesting to know what the Arabic script says. Anything on the other side ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By colin henshaw
Indian ? spear for I.D. and comment

Hi

Can anyone assist with identifying this, presumably Indian ? spear I have. I would be interested to know the area of origin and approximate date range. For use on horseback, or perhaps by a foot...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th August 2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
These forms of fans are usually from India, but...

These forms of fans are usually from India, but the design on Kino's example originates from further north in Central Asia...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By colin henshaw
I'll second Sajen's comment - a good group of...

I'll second Sajen's comment - a good group of clubs !
Forum: Swap Forum 1st August 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By colin henshaw
Correction - runs to 26th September 2015

Correction - runs to 26th September 2015
Forum: Swap Forum 1st August 2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Polynesian exhibition - London

For anyone interested in the history and material culture of Polynesia... there is currently an excellent small exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, London entitled "Missionaries and Idols in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By colin henshaw
A fine piece, thanks for posting. Looks like it...

A fine piece, thanks for posting. Looks like it was made for tribal use, rather than selling. I've always found these difficult to pin down exactly as to the Sudanese area of origin, so any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By colin henshaw
With the angular form and decorations, it has...

With the angular form and decorations, it has much more of a South American "look" to me. There was a short pointed club used as a stabbing weapon in Guyana/Guiana, but I don't think it had a raised...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By colin henshaw
The comment by Iain must be the correct reason,...

The comment by Iain must be the correct reason, it makes the object both pretty and exotic looking. There seems to be a clear genre of these West African "made for sale" items.... spears with rough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By colin henshaw
My feeling is the item posted by Roland_M is a...

My feeling is the item posted by Roland_M is a pure West African tourist item and the rough iron "stick" is a supposed to be a sword blade, but just made as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By colin henshaw
Did an internet search for "Tibetan snuff...

Did an internet search for "Tibetan snuff flask", and found a few that have reasonably similar wirework :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting cross-cultural piece - I like it.

Very interesting cross-cultural piece - I like it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good old club, Tim. Well done. I like the...

Looks a good old club, Tim. Well done. I like the fibre wrappings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By colin henshaw
I agree with Kubur, ...that cut-out crocodile...

I agree with Kubur, ...that cut-out crocodile motif is sometimes to be seen on straight Sudanese blades, often of the sheet metal variety.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting axe that looks to have some age to...

An interesting axe that looks to have some age to it. According to the old British Museum handbook, this type is Basuto ? However, its often very difficult to distinguish between the weapons used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems a bit unlikely this item could be a...

It seems a bit unlikely this item could be a drumstick, here are some extracts for reference, from the useful book "Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America" by Charles Miles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a nice old piece Tim, well done. Can you...

Looks a nice old piece Tim, well done. Can you tell if the stitching is done with sinew ?

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By colin henshaw
With those turquoise and glass stones in those...

With those turquoise and glass stones in those settings, it has a Central Asian or Tibetan look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By colin henshaw
From the images, I agree the shields seem to be...

From the images, I agree the shields seem to be of quite recent manufacture, being very crisp and smooth. Perhaps made in the last 20-30 years ? However, as is often the case with New Guinea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By colin henshaw
The books I have say this type of knife is used...

The books I have say this type of knife is used by the Ngombe and Poto tribal groups (East-Central Congo). However, I think such attributions can be quite fluid and probably "style areas" is a better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting piece, was there any sort of...

Interesting piece, was there any sort of provenance that came with it ? As mentioned by Tim, the stopper does have a bit of a Scottish snuff mull look to it. There were of course many Scots who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice sword. The hilt form reminds me of this one,...

Nice sword. The hilt form reminds me of this one, on a sword I posted on the forum some time ago, also thought of as probably Colonial Spanish American.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By colin henshaw
Many thanks for the informative comments on this...

Many thanks for the informative comments on this piece. It looks a bit similar to the trident attribute of the Hindu deity, Shiva.
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