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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:13 PM
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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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By colin henshaw
Trident head for I.D. South-East Asian ?

Could anyone help to identify this trident head, presumably from South-East Asia somewhere ?

I would be interested to know the... area of origin, approximate date range etc. If someone has...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th May 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By colin henshaw
I'll go for, from the top - India, Morocco and...

I'll go for, from the top - India, Morocco and West Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th May 2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By colin henshaw
Could be from virtually anywhere, perhaps just...

Could be from virtually anywhere, perhaps just European craftwork ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By colin henshaw
I like these, although I don't know much about...

I like these, although I don't know much about Japanese Arms and Armour. Had a jingasa once myself, but since sold it on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By colin henshaw
A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross...

A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross form also appears on the Nupe dagger posted by Tim.

In addition to the small brass domes appearing on weapons from the region, I have noted another...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By colin henshaw
What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much...

What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much idea as to origin, the only area I know of that makes use of silver over a shell, with gems etc inlaid...is Tibet...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to those who have commented on these...

Thanks to those who have commented on these daggers. I note the hilt form is similar to that on Tuareg saddles (see image attached). There is a dagger like mine illustrated in the book "Waffen aus...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Iain Nice sword, I like the clean lines and...

Hi Iain

Nice sword, I like the clean lines and form. Is the blade made of imported sheet iron or locally made ?

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By colin henshaw
Sahara daggers "telek"

I bought these daggers recently, and see the type has featured on the forum in the past. They are usually described as "Tuareg telek", but I wonder if they were used by other Sahel peoples such as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By colin henshaw
I think this club can be attributed to Southern...

I think this club can be attributed to Southern Sudan (perhaps Nuba), based on the following observations :-

a) PNG stone-headed clubs have the shaft protruding further from the end of the stone,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess would be the Somalia area, though the...

My guess would be the Somalia area, though the blade form is a bit different...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By colin henshaw
Excellent - another mystery solved !

Excellent - another mystery solved !
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th March 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By colin henshaw
I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not...

I have this piece, which is a bit similar but not very old. Had always thought of it being from the Central America/Mexico area, but have no evidence for this...

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By colin henshaw
A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From...

A good club Peter, thanks for posting. From Queensland area ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By colin henshaw
Please post the Australian club, I like...

Please post the Australian club, I like Aboriginal stuff !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By colin henshaw
As far as I can see they are called...

As far as I can see they are called "beater-in". Here are some extracts from the book "Studies in Primitive Looms" by H. Ling Roth, reprint 1977. They seem to have been a universal form - the last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By colin henshaw
These are African implements used in weaving, not...

These are African implements used in weaving, not clubs unfortunately.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd March 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By colin henshaw
Well they certainly have age to them. Are they...

Well they certainly have age to them. Are they yours ? Hard to say whether they were used for slaving purposes or for convicts/prisoners, without a provenance.

The National Maritime Museum,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it....

Nice piece Stu, with good honest wear. I like it. With the Omani type buckle, what about East Africa for origin ?
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether...

An interesting item. Hard to say for sure whether its agricultural or military. I believe some conscripted elements of European armies in the early medieval period, would only be armed with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By colin henshaw
A good looking older sword, Iain....

A good looking older sword, Iain. Congratulations.

What date range would you put it at ?

I would be interested to learn what restoration/cleaning methods you have used ?

Regards.
Forum: Swap Forum 9th March 2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By colin henshaw
The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale....

The powder-horn is now withdrawn from sale. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi thinreadline, I think you are probably spot...

Hi thinreadline,

I think you are probably spot on with your assessment. I believe also bowie-type hunting knives were made in India in the Raj period, for use by colonials...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th March 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By colin henshaw
Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn...

Any interest in this item, before it is withdrawn from sale ?
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