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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Solomon Is mace club

This is the new addition to my collection of Solomon Island clubs. I show it with others. Like Fijian Ulas there seems little concrete understanding of there use. The work on some is quite lavish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Tim Simmons
It certainly looks cut down or reformed. It is...

It certainly looks cut down or reformed. It is in the same form of short swords from Nigeria/Cameroon areas. The tabuka is widespread and many Cameroon forms can be found.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Tim Simmons
Whose a lucky boy then? :eek:

Whose a lucky boy then? :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yeah, that fist is common to West Africa. Often...

Yeah, that fist is common to West Africa. Often with the thumb poking out between the forefinger and the ring finger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Tim Simmons
Sorted with some sinew whipping. :cool:

Sorted with some sinew whipping. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Simmons
I do not think I would risk exporting or...

I do not think I would risk exporting or importing tooth or tusk. Just deal in your own country with other collectors. We need to get in to our heads that unless beautifully carved it is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tim Simmons
What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:

What a lot of fun! really good. :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tim Simmons
I can see how over generations of museum staff...

I can see how over generations of museum staff might perpetuate an original cataloging error, if this is the case? Future reference could then also be wrong. Having worked for the British Museum I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Tim Simmons
Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this...

Not Kaskara. More a short sword like this example. Which I would think from much further south but you can see how the form has morphed....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tim Simmons
Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW!...

Most interesting. Also a great amount of WW! Indian troops in East Africa. The WW1 Africa theater is sadly not well documented by historians.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make...

I am with you Detlef. African knife makers make the most crude and some of the most wonderful quality knives but this is not one from Africa. How and why the museum has it wrong I do not know?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from...

That is a very nice old blade and scabbard from Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tim Simmons
Hmmm, Still not convinced. Not that I know...

Hmmm, Still not convinced. Not that I know better. But look at the top Asian knife in the online collection. Through out the history of this site, time and time again examples of prestigious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,146
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes. To me there is nothing African about them. ...

Yes. To me there is nothing African about them. The work especially the bolster looks North India to Nepal.?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up I Wata Jinga {so called}

That is the name in Stones glossary. Beautifully pecked granite boulder. The only sad thing is that only after five minutes in my hands, the dry shrunken, tight as a drum hide wrap spit while I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Tim Simmons
Look Asian to me. Lands bordering China?

Look Asian to me. Lands bordering China?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Tim Simmons
Same blade form just a little shorter.

Same blade form just a little shorter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you Colin. Now you mention South America,...

Thank you Colin. Now you mention South America, I think you are correct. In this Aputu the article.

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=anthrotheses

Mention...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Tim Simmons
Opportunity to show my latest one, with some...

Opportunity to show my latest one, with some friends too.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Tim Simmons
Could be one of those Indian holy man weapons. ...

Could be one of those Indian holy man weapons. Looks a nice old piece. I would think it is from Indian subcontinent, but I would not rule out Africa? I do not think to is from further east?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks like something from Burma?

Looks like something from Burma?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Club ID

Many years ago I had an example of this club form only in a hard blond wood. I believed it to be from somewhere south pacific. I let it go in a swap. I now have this example. I have seen then...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Tim Simmons
Good chat fellows. I have been looking at...

Good chat fellows. I have been looking at youtube for a demonstration video. Some lightly interesting stuff can be found, but none of the examples are anyway of a serious nature. Certainly not in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Tim Simmons
That is possible. What if they where also after...

That is possible. What if they where also after the overall tempering. Simply burning the surface is not fire tempering. Also the people mentioned where no Larramie Loafers?
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