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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By VANDOO
Talking THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A FEW OF THESE...

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A FEW OF THESE EXOTIC WALL HANGERS AROUND FOR DECOR IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT. SOME OF THE OLD TIKI BARS WERE DECORATED WITH THIS SORT OF ITEM BACK IN THE DAYS OF MY...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By VANDOO
HERE ARE 3 EXAMPLES OF UNUSUAL JAPANESE KNIVES...

HERE ARE 3 EXAMPLES OF UNUSUAL JAPANESE KNIVES THAT FALL INTO THE SAME CATEGORY AS YOUR EXAMPLE. #1 HAS A YARI SPEAR BLADE AND IS CARVED LIKE A HOKADO FISH #2. JAPANESE SHRIMP OR LOBSTER KNIFE.
#3....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,835
Posted By VANDOO
PICTURE #1, #2. & #3. FIJI BOWAI, POLE CLUB,...

PICTURE #1, #2. & #3. FIJI BOWAI, POLE CLUB, ROUNDED STRIKING END,39.5 IN. LONG X 1.9 IN. DIAMETER.
#4 & #5. FIJI ULA THROWING CLUB, 43 CM. LONG, CIRC. 1850 TO 1899
#6.OLD FIJI PADDLE CLUB...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,008
Posted By VANDOO
Smile A FEW MORE NEW GUINEA BONE ITEMS. #1. & #2....

A FEW MORE NEW GUINEA BONE ITEMS.
#1. & #2. EAST SEPIK, ARAPESH AREA TOOL USED AT YAM FEASTS, 8 IN. LONG
. #3. & #4. ASMAT BEFORE 1950, 14.5 IN. LONG
#5 THRU #7 ABELAM, PNG BEFORE 1950, 10.5 IN....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up VERY NICE IT HAS GOOD PATINA AND WEAR. :cool:

VERY NICE IT HAS GOOD PATINA AND WEAR. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By VANDOO
IT LOOKS LIKE A MARQUESAS TOURIST ITEM OF THE...

IT LOOKS LIKE A MARQUESAS TOURIST ITEM OF THE LOWER QUALITY, MORE COMMON TYPE MADE FOR SALE TO THOSE WHO TRAVEL. MAKES A GOOD WALL HANGER BUT NOT TOP QUALITY CARVING OR MADE FOR ACTUAL USE.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up ...

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4911&highlight=zande+spear

HERE IS A LINK TO A OLD FORUM POST WITH GOOD INFO ON THESE. I FOUND THIS SEARCHING UNDER ZANDE SPEAR THERE ARE MORE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE JAPANESE SWORDS I HAVE SEEN WITH THE SCABBARD...

THE JAPANESE SWORDS I HAVE SEEN WITH THE SCABBARD AND HANDLES CARVED LIKE THIS ONES ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN CARRIED BY PHYSICIANS / DOCTORS. I HAVE ONE CARVED LIKE A TYPE OF FISH FOUND IN THE WATERS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A VERY ATTRACTIVE CLUB WITH LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL...

A VERY ATTRACTIVE CLUB WITH LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL SHELL INLAY WORK. :cool:
IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THE CHANGES IN FORM AND DECORATION THAT HAS OCCURRED IN THESE SOLOMON ISLANDS CLUBS. FROM WHAT I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A NICE EXAMPLE ,WELL CARVED AND FINISHED. :cool:...

A NICE EXAMPLE ,WELL CARVED AND FINISHED. :cool: I LIKE THIS TYPE OF WOOD AS IT CARVES WELL, IS HARD AND HEAVY WITH A PLEASING GRAIN AND COLOR. YOUR CLUB APPEARS TO BE OF THE SHORTER FORM, SORT...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By VANDOO
ONE TECHNIQUE USED FOR COVERING OBJECTS IN...

ONE TECHNIQUE USED FOR COVERING OBJECTS IN LEATHER IN AFRICA IS TO SKIN OUT THE TAIL OR A LEG WITHOUT SPLITTING IT. THAT LEAVES YOU WITH A SLEEVE OF RAWHIDE WHICH CAN BE SLIPPED OVER THE OBJECT AND...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up WELCOME TO THE FORUM GROUP OF HEADKNOCKERS :D ...

WELCOME TO THE FORUM GROUP OF HEADKNOCKERS :D
A VERY NICE CLUB SHOWING GOOD PATINA AND WEAR. I HAVE NOT SEEN FEATHERS OR TUFTS OF HAIR ON A FIJIAN CLUB BEFORE. SUCH DECORATIONS MAY WELL HAVE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up A BEAUTIFUL SPEAR HEAD. :D THE WORKMANSHIP IS...

A BEAUTIFUL SPEAR HEAD. :D THE WORKMANSHIP IS FIRST RATE AND THE CUT-OUT DESIGN SOMETHING I HAVE NOT SEEN COMING FROM BORNEO. IS THAT REGION KNOWN FOR GOOD SWORDS AND SPEARS? WHAT IS THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th January 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up THE ONLY CLUE I SEE IS THE PIECE OF DRIED ANIMAL...

THE ONLY CLUE I SEE IS THE PIECE OF DRIED ANIMAL HIDE, THIS IS MOSTLY SEEN ON AFRICAN CLUBS. I HAVE NO REFERENCES SO ITS JUST A GUESS, BUT IT IS A NICE CLUB PERHAPS SOMEONE WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE OR...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,299
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO PUT THIS PICTURE OF A...

I DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO PUT THIS PICTURE OF A MODERN CROSSBOW. PERHAPS IT CAN FIT INTO THIS EXCELLENT POST TO SHOW WHAT THE CROSSBOW HAS EVOLVED INTO AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL TODAY.
THIS IS A SWISS...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,008
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE IS SOMETHING THAT SOLD RECENTLY ON EBAY. IT...

HERE IS SOMETHING THAT SOLD RECENTLY ON EBAY. IT HAS A WOOD BLADE AND A VERTEBRAE OF SOME SORT ATTACHED TO THE TOP WITH FIBER. I SUSPECT IT IS RECENT MADE AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE A TRUE ETHNOGRAPHIC...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th January 2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By VANDOO
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE FANCY BRONZE...

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE FANCY BRONZE BETEL NUT CUTTERS
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th January 2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By VANDOO
Smile HERE IS A INTERESTING BONE KOHL POT SAID TO BE...

HERE IS A INTERESTING BONE KOHL POT SAID TO BE 19TH. CENTURY MEDITERRANEAN. IT IS CARVED AS A CICADA WHICH REPRESENTS REBIRTH IN SOME SOCIETY'S.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By VANDOO
THESE ARE PRIMARLY A EVERDAY WORK KNIFE CARRIED...

THESE ARE PRIMARLY A EVERDAY WORK KNIFE CARRIED BY THE WORKERS AND CABALLEROS/VICARREOS. THEY ARE ALSO USED TO SETTLE DISPUTES WHICH SOMETIMES TURN BLOODY.
AFTERMATH OF A ARGENTINE KNFE FIGHT WIN...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,853
Posted By VANDOO
Thumbs up NICE SHIELD DAJAK ANY CHANCE OF A BETTER PICTURE...

NICE SHIELD DAJAK ANY CHANCE OF A BETTER PICTURE OF THE DESIGN ON THE FRONT. FROM WHAT I CAN SEE THE DESIGN ON THE FRONT LOOKS UNLIKE MOST OF THE DESIGNS WE USUALLY SEE ON THESE SHIELDS.
I LOOK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By VANDOO
WE WOULD CALL THAT A GIG HERE. :) THIS EXAMPLE...

WE WOULD CALL THAT A GIG HERE. :) THIS EXAMPLE IS VERY CRUDELY MADE AND APPEARS TO BE MADE FROM 3 PIECES OF METAL BAR STOCK AND WIRED TOGETHER WHICH IS SOMETHING I HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE. PERHAPS A...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By VANDOO
Smile THESE AND OTHER VARIATIONS ARE SOLD IN BORNEO BUT...

THESE AND OTHER VARIATIONS ARE SOLD IN BORNEO BUT ARE A TRADITIONAL BATAK PEOPLE DESIGN RATHER THAN DAYAK. SOLD TO THOSE WHO TRAVEL AS A SHAMANS STAFF THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY ITEM. THE GOOD OLD ONES...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th January 2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By VANDOO
ROYAL COURTS AND FAMILIES WERE WHERE POLITICS AND...

ROYAL COURTS AND FAMILIES WERE WHERE POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY DEVELOPED. WITH ALL THE INTRIGUE, LYING AND BACKSTABBING AND DIRTY DEEDS AND JOCKEYING FOR POWER ITS NO WONDER IT IS STILL A DIRTY GAME...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By VANDOO
Smile I SUSPECT THESE AXES HAVE VERY OLD ORIGINS,...

I SUSPECT THESE AXES HAVE VERY OLD ORIGINS, PERHAPS GOING BACK TO THE BRONZE AGE. THE OLD BRONZE AGE AXES WERE GENERALLY SMALL AND SOME VERY SIMILAR IN SHAPE. THE SHAFTS ARE NOT PRESENT ON BRONZE AGE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By VANDOO
Smile COMMENTS HERE ARE SELDOM STUPID, HUMOROUS AND...

COMMENTS HERE ARE SELDOM STUPID, HUMOROUS AND SILLY AT TIMES BUT NOT STUPID. TO SOME A COMMENT MAY BE OBVIOUS AND A WELL KNOWN FACT OR FALLACY BUT TO OTHERS IT MAY BE NEW INFORMATION. WHILE WE OFTEN...
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