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Old 19th February 2021, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Interesting spear head

Hi,

I was just what's app'ed this picture from a mate
any idea as to what it is?
I am requesting more info size etc.

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Old 19th February 2021, 01:57 PM   #2
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Hi Ken,
I think this is a match. http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/photos.php?id=3638

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Old 19th February 2021, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hi Norman

3 minutes what took you so long?

I wonder does it have much age to it being Chinese it is such a throw of the dice.
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Old 19th February 2021, 04:14 PM   #4
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Hi Norman

3 minutes what took you so long?

I wonder does it have much age to it being Chinese it is such a throw of the dice.
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Looks OK to me, Ken.
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Old 19th February 2021, 04:52 PM   #5
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Hello Ken,

These come in widely varying qualities with a lot of late Qing to Republican pieces (most of which likely served as decorative items).

Some more close-ups, especially from the junction of the cross-piece may help our specialists to give more detailed comments.

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Old 19th February 2021, 05:58 PM   #6
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Such objects, fastened with rivets and washers made of copper alloy, were most often found in southern China.
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:20 PM   #7
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3 minutes what took you so long?

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Old 20th February 2021, 05:26 PM   #8
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Hi All

Thanks all for considered comments

A few more pictures to hopefully help, looks like an authentic old piece alright

Shaft cut down though with overall length of 1.5 M

wood is around 35mm where wood enters into the socket

Overall it is a lot bigger than I had imagined,

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Old 21st February 2021, 04:49 PM   #9
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Nice piece, its called fork (叉) but mostly referred to as 'Tiger fork' (虎叉). The fork is considered one of the eighteen weapons of Wushu. Mostly worn by villagers in groups to protect against tiger attacks. A common thing in the 18th and 19th century. Most of these with brass washers are 19th century. Sometimes consisting of two pieces. A spike and a crecent shaped double spike on both sides.

They were also used by militia during uprisings in the Qing period.

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