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Old 29th June 2009, 08:15 PM   #3
VANDOO
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CONGRADULATIONS ON ANOTHER NICE ONE
AS YOU STATED NOT AS OLD AS THE OTHER ONE BUT VERY WELL MADE AND DECORATED WITH NICE DARK PATINA ON THE HANDLE FROM USE. THE OLDER ONES OF THIS TYPE USUALLY HAVE THE PATTERN CUT IN ALONG THE LINES AND NATURAL PIGMENTS ARE USED NOT MODERN PAINT. THE NATURAL PIGMENTS ACT MORE LIKE A STAIN THAN A PAINT AND ARE USUALLY ABSORBED INTO THE WOOD AND DON'T FORM A THICK COAT ON THE OUTSIDE LIKE PAINT. SOME OF THE LATER SHIELDS ARE CARVED IN RELIEF AND THE DESIGN STANDS OUT IN THREE DEMENSIONAL FORM.
UNFORTUNATELY I ONLY HAVE TWO DAYAK SHIELDS BUT CONSIDER MYSELF LUCKY TO HAVE THEM AS THEY ARE EXPENSIVE LITTLE BEASTIES AND WIDELY SOUGHT AFTER BY PEOPLE WITH MUCH MORE MONEY THAN I.
AN OLD MEMBER (CYCLURA) HAD THE BEST COLLECTION I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF BUT HE SOLD IT OFF YEARS AGO AND I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM ON THE FORUM IN A LONG WHILE. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE YOU MUCH BETTER INFORMATION ON THEM THAN I.
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