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Old 6th August 2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Took a bit of a chance on this. Never seen anything quite like it.
Is it a club or some farming impliment?
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Old 6th August 2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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Is it a very early Gray-Nicolls or a Bradbury but you knew that was coming
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Old 6th August 2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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Is it a very early Gray-Nicolls or a Bradbury but you knew that was coming



LOL, for that Hobbit-Cricket that never quite caught on?
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Old 6th August 2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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For Brit Rover/Wizard readers of a certain age only!!!!!!!!

Hi Gene,
I see you've managed to unearth the 'clicky ba' of Lt Bill Samson's trusty sidekick Chung.
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Old 6th August 2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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nice flax/hemp beater (scutching sword or swingle)
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Old 6th August 2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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...or maybe a Frat house paddle...
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You guys ..

Gene, depending on the source of the wood used ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trobriand_Cricket

although it could be a little small ....is the wood mahogany ?

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...or maybe a Frat house paddle...



LOL, cheers buddy,
In fairness I think it's me that's going to be taking a spanking from this one
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For Brit Rover/Wizard readers of a certain age only!!!!!!!!

Hi Gene,
I see you've managed to unearth the 'clicky ba' of Lt Bill Samson's trusty sidekick Chung.



'From a ledge high in the Kyber pass.....'
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nice flax/hemp beater (scutching sword or swingle)

Oh god! Do you think so?
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Gene, depending on the source of the wood used ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trobriand_Cricket

although it could be a little small ....is the wood mahogany ?

Best David


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Hmmm,

Might be Mahogany...
Do you notice that on the 'face' of the cricket bat shape, it has two faces and a central ridge that runs right up to the top of the handle?
That was what decided me that it wasn't a kids cricket bat.
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here's a shortish video on trobriand cricket, shows the bats used very well. - they don't look like the subject bat.

Last Man Standing - Trobriand Cricket

interesting that they're turning clubs into cricket bats...
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It definitely has a far far greater resemblance to a cricket bat than to anything else I've seen. The ridge on the handle is reminiscent of a feature of Japanese cutlery handles (not that this is Japanese; Japanese culture has a close relation to other Pacific cultures and this relation is shown in the material culture on both sides of the relationship).
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Thanks for continuing to analyse this mystery object gentlemen.
I must admit it's got me 'stumped'
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Old 11th August 2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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A similar handle ridge is found on some Pacific canoe paddles.
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A similar handle ridge is found on some Pacific canoe paddles.


Well, thats a direction I'd like to explore...
Thanks Tom.
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Old 17th August 2011, 10:52 AM   #17
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Any further thoughs chaps?
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Old 17th August 2011, 12:13 PM   #18
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it's a washing bat especially for beating your clothes on the rocks to get out asparagus stains...

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it's a washing bat especially for beating your clothes on the rocks to get out asparagus stains...



Great catch Kronck'!!!

Oh well at least its for beating something
I bet many a man has felt their club-like properties, perhaps I should add it to the women with weapons thread?

I think that settles it's origin, doesn't seem to be much doubt.

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These seem to be European. The device in question seems to be of Pacific wood?? Cricket, though also European, is widely distributed in the Pacific; is the use of such laundry paddles? Note
again the ridge to both handle and "blade", which these seem to lack. Still looks like some kind of
cricket bat to me.
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These seem to be European. The device in question seems to be of Pacific wood?? Cricket, though also European, is widely distributed in the Pacific; is the use of such laundry paddles? Note
again the ridge to both handle and "blade", which these seem to lack. Still looks like some kind of
cricket bat to me.



Hi Tom,

The thing that IMHO kills the Cricket Bat theory is the central ridge on the face. A cricket bat has a flat face so you can direct your shot. That would be nigh on impossible with a bat with 'two' angled faces.

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Old 31st August 2011, 07:03 PM   #22
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?

the original posted photos seem to show the central ridge only on one side, the other being flat with rounded edges.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attac...tid=74846&stc=1

raised ridge

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attac...tid=74849&stc=1

flat side

i still do not think it's a cricket bat tho.
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