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Old 20th April 2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Tiger or a Dog on a pick

Got this thru a trade. Pick or an axe? Assembled for the tourist market, for battle or ceremonial use? Hollow iron tube. Length 20.25", Blade 6.5".

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Old 20th April 2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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With the length of the tail I would say it might be a big cat of some type and with the spots possibly a leopard ? As for its use, with the hollow shaft maybe ceremonial use but that would only be a guess. Sure does look good though.
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Old 20th April 2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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the blade looks indian; reminds me of a kattar...
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Old 20th April 2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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Hi,
Indian Zaghnal but I'm not familiar with the form. The blade looks useful as a weapon but the rest seems a bit overdone for actual combat. I'm sure the Indian experts will wade in soon.
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Indian Zaghnal but I'm not familiar with the form. The blade looks useful as a weapon but the rest seems a bit overdone for actual combat.
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Perhaps the animal and the wrap were added at a later date.
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Old 20th April 2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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the piece is definatly a made up piece, but well done. I like the embelishments that they added. consider it folk art. I dought that in its final form it was anything but designed for tourist. But so what there is a place as collectables for this.
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Old 21st April 2011, 06:27 PM   #7
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the piece is definatly a made up piece, but well done. I like the embelishments that they added. consider it folk art. I dought that in its final form it was anything but designed for tourist. But so what there is a place as collectables for this.


My gut feeling told me that it was a made up piece. The hollow tube, the welding of the composite parts. I still went for it. It goes thru heavy cardboard with ease....next victim a watermelon
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Old 22nd April 2011, 12:24 PM   #8
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Looks like a crocotiger to me...
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