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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Remarkably similar to the illustration. Sure...

Remarkably similar to the illustration. Sure that is a weapon and the shape would make a good throwing weapon. My piece is more like a baton you could whack somebody with it like close quarter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Solved Fijian Ulas.

Solved Fijian Ulas.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Ulas

Okay I think I have solved the origin. Looking over this again I saw some white bits stuck deep inside one of the root cracks. Frist I though bits of foam packaging then insect remains then rice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Geometric shape inlay is common but have never...

Geometric shape inlay is common but have never seen an octagon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you for your reply. I am in two minds and...

Thank you for your reply. I am in two minds and Fiji is still to my experience the main contender for origin as there is a prunus genus native to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The second paragraph after the list of names...

The second paragraph after the list of names mentions the Octagon in Japanese martial arts so could relate to a tanbo?

https://tensokuryu.com/blog/2017/06/13/the-octagon-revisited/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Possibly a " tanbō " ?

Possibly a " tanbō " ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Japan, Korea, China thing?

Starting this again as the title might be more appealing to some well informed members being oriental specialists. As far as I have found this seems to be a form of " Shaku Baton...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Ritual Shaku baton

I have this now and it is rather lovely. On close inspection it does appear to be cherry wood. As I looked closer at the inlay, the pointy bits are indeed mother of pearl however end piece in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am with you guys that it should be ideally seen...

I am with you guys that it should be ideally seen as a whole collection some how.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Tim Simmons
What a collection!!!! I hope WoDiMi has thought...

What a collection!!!! I hope WoDiMi has thought about its preservation as a whole collection on his demise. To see it broken up would be a tragedy.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Some chap that was said to be quite good at...

Some chap that was said to be quite good at sailing.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2021, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The Bruce.

The Bruce.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Some of the varied forms of Fijian Ulas and...

Some of the varied forms of Fijian Ulas and certainly not the be all and end all of possible forms. {Fijian Weapons & Warfare, Fergus Clunie }
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
More food for thought. The inlay these artefacts...

More food for thought. The inlay these artefacts from Palau Micronesia show a very similar form and somewhat sparse use of Tridacna shell {Leden und Uberleben im Westpazifik, Sudensee, Linden Museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 01:43 PM
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Views: 415
Posted By Tim Simmons
So far this is the only Fijian club of the...

So far this is the only Fijian club of the correct appearance that seems to have the same simple geometric type form shell? inlay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ulas? Oceanic teaser

One for the lurking Oceanic club collectors that sometimes contribute. Just acquired this interesting piece. 46cm long shown here with the sellers pictures. Although they show the whole thing quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2021, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
The unravelling binding was just really...

The unravelling binding was just really disturbing me so I took a deep breath and took it of { the act of a vandal?} But doing a bit more research I think I can narrow down the the possible people...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks to be bone.

It looks to be bone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 05:23 PM
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Views: 468
Posted By Tim Simmons
This appears to me to be West African. The...

This appears to me to be West African. The leather work being very much the type from the western sea board, which would include many cultures but one stands out in our collecting world familiar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tim Simmons
This looks like good 19th/early 20th century...

This looks like good 19th/early 20th century steel. I am guessing that is has a good degree of flex. Judging by the pretty and fairly lightweight handle also the shape of the blade, it appears to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tim Simmons
Hoho

Hoho
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Tim Simmons
Do not compare it to this type of market work. ...

Do not compare it to this type of market work. It is very different, to start with it carved from a heavy palmwood not not timber like the gift market carvings as shown here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Tim Simmons
I know it is not antique but if you read all the...

I know it is not antique but if you read all the information, Santa Ana Island and Santa Catalina Island where still practising traditional beliefs even in the 1960s so as far as I am concerned we do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tim Simmons
https://anthro.amnh.org/collections

https://anthro.amnh.org/collections
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