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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:05 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
As mentioned by kronkew, African spears can be...

As mentioned by kronkew, African spears can be difficult to identify.

The two with many barbs are probably Sudanese. The one in the middle with the large heart-shaped blade, maybe Sahel, Dogon area...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Stu. Yes, the hide pockets/pouches must...

Thanks Stu. Yes, the hide pockets/pouches must have been for the ammunition I suppose; perhaps also for flints and/or fibre match etc ? The end of the faceted horn part would originally have had a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By colin henshaw
Its made of horn, with a dark patina, probably...

Its made of horn, with a dark patina, probably from handling.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By colin henshaw
Superb !

Superb !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece. I vote for from the East Africa...

Nice piece. I vote for from the East Africa region somewhere. That faceted form reminds a bit of this Malawi ? powder horn I posted a while back. The brass part is a little reminiscent of the finials...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,288
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting. Not my area, but I've always...

Interesting. Not my area, but I've always admired Scottish broadswords and backswords. The two swords illustrated in this thread seem in an unusually good state of preservation compared to examples...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By colin henshaw
Excellent Wayne. Congrats.

Excellent Wayne. Congrats.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks like a palmwood shaft. My guess would be...

Looks like a palmwood shaft. My guess would be from South or South-East Asia somewhere... Not Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By colin henshaw
Unusual. Probably belonged to a village headman...

Unusual. Probably belonged to a village headman or similar. Most likely Mashona (Zimbabwe).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By colin henshaw
Its from Northern Congo area, perhaps Tetela...

Its from Northern Congo area, perhaps Tetela people. Good metalwork.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th June 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By colin henshaw
Not really sure, I think I remember that type...

Not really sure, I think I remember that type being described as a "hunter's hat" somewhere ?? Maybe just for parade or a sign of vocation ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th June 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, West African from the Sahel region ... Mali,...

Yes, West African from the Sahel region ... Mali, Burkina Faso...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By colin henshaw
Could possibly be an old Bedouin piece from the...

Could possibly be an old Bedouin piece from the Jordan/Palestine area ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 96,148
Posted By colin henshaw
Philippines warrior

Picked up this old photo recently, (Bagobo, Mindanao ?). Maybe studio posed, but shows the shield and spear well. 1920s ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By colin henshaw
An intriguing piece. The grooved part seems too...

An intriguing piece. The grooved part seems too long and near the grip to be for propulsion ? Its a bit like a Solomon Islands dance club, and the groove was made to reduce weight. Rennell Island ??...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By colin henshaw
Very useful information from Wodimi. Thanks for...

Very useful information from Wodimi. Thanks for posting !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By colin henshaw
"Can you give me any hints about what makes...

"Can you give me any hints about what makes you think it is new?"

A combination of things - form, material, the grip part is especially wrong. Comparison with old Maori mere that I've seen/handled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice club. I go for South America (Brazil ?) as...

Nice club. I go for South America (Brazil ?) as well; the domed top and right-angled circular protusions near the butt are indicators.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By colin henshaw
Unfortunately, the Maori piece looks like a...

Unfortunately, the Maori piece looks like a modern production, to me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Wayne From what I've read ... the Zulu...

Hi Wayne

From what I've read ... the Zulu kingdom was just a small clan in the very early 19th century, but under the dynamic leadership of King Shaka, it expanded greatly by both conquest of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By colin henshaw
Regarding the possible identification of...

Regarding the possible identification of "Zulu" spears, I have done a little research, and these are my findings :-

A differentiation should firstly be made between "made by the Zulus" and "used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By colin henshaw
I did a quick internet search and found these two...

I did a quick internet search and found these two which are described as "Baule" ...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By colin henshaw
Not my area really, but I like it ... congrats. ...

Not my area really, but I like it ... congrats. Good form and patina. Is the hilt made of horn ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting group, pity they don't have the...

An interesting group, pity they don't have the shafts. I think the fourth one down is Chinese for hunting tigers ??

Others on the forum will know more I am sure.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By colin henshaw
Its a pity there isn't more interest in African...

Its a pity there isn't more interest in African and Oceanic weapons etc. on the forum
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