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Old 25th April 2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Mystery 21.5" Spear Head??

Greetings

First try ... hope it works. Included 5 Pictures.

Picked up some great weapons from a local auction last week. A nice presentation Kukri, Nepalese Kora, Persian wootz Jambiya, and a small wootz double Bichwa dagger.

I also picked up a 21.5" mystery spear with brass rosette and a couple strange rivets for cheap. The spear is rather crude but shows some nice age and has seen some action.

My thoughts are African or perhaps Southeast Asia??

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 25th April 2020, 10:50 PM   #2
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My guess is China or a neighbouring state.
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Old 26th April 2020, 12:28 AM   #3
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I can't day anything helpful about the spearhead, but the other items are all far. Please show us more detail.
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Old 26th April 2020, 04:31 PM   #4
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Looks more like an Arab/indopersian lance point to me.

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My guess is China or a neighbouring state.


I think you are right, it should be India...

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Old 26th April 2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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The brass decorations look a bit like those found on arabian daggers, jambiah, khanjar and dharia. Could have been added later, lots of trade between india/arabia.
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Old 28th April 2020, 02:29 AM   #7
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Rob,
I'd love to see more detail of the kora and the bichwa. Overall, a really nice addiction haul.
-Rob
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Rob,
I'd love to see more detail of the kora and the bichwa. Overall, a really nice addiction haul.
-Rob



I second that!
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Old 29th April 2020, 03:12 AM   #9
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Rob,
I'd love to see more detail of the kora and the bichwa. Overall, a really nice addiction haul.
-Rob


Ha! Autocorrect strikes! I meant to say, "a nice auction haul" but such finds DO make this hobby addicting.
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Old 29th April 2020, 08:50 PM   #10
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Thank You for your messages.

Here are a few more detailed pictures of the Kora and Bichwa.

The Kora is well made and still sharp. Rather substantial blade.

The Bichwa is about 9" long and has brass rosettes on both sides. Nice little weapon.

Somebody had a great collection which has now filled some holes in Mine.

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Old 30th April 2020, 02:04 PM   #11
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Rob,

You picked up some great items in that auction!

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Old 30th April 2020, 02:21 PM   #12
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Really nice. Is that pattern welding I see on the Bichwa?
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Old 30th April 2020, 07:35 PM   #13
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Hello

The Bichwa definitely has pattern welding but is is subtle at this point.

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Seeing as it's next to that awesome Kora and Kukri, my guess is Nepal?
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