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Old 13th January 2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Turkana bone war club

Hi all, I just acquired this bone fighting club. It has a wonderfull patina and measures 37cm / 14.5 inches. I was told it to be Turkana. I ve been trying to find info on other Turkana bone clubs, but zilch... Anyone? Thx in advance !!!
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Old 15th January 2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Sure it's a bone and not wood?

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Old 15th January 2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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WOW and WOW, I like it a lot!

Sure looks like bone to me :-)...can't say you see this everyday....congrats.

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Old 16th January 2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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Thx Gav, and yes, it's bone...100% I started collecting about a month or 3 ago, and bought a few cassowary daggers, but wooden african tribak sticks and other stuff as well. I soon realised myself (and the wife made it very clear - they are great at that aren' t they... ) that it was getting too much, too fast, so I decided to stick with bone items only.
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Old 18th January 2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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GIVEN THE LARGE NUMBER OF LARGE ANIMALS IN AFRICA ITS SUPRIZING THERE ARE NOT MORE WEAPONS MADE FROM BONE.
NO DOUBT BEFORE METAL CAME ON THE SCENE BONE TOOLS AND WEAPONS WERE QUITE COMMON. JUST THINK OF THE CLUB ONE COULD FASHON FROM THE LEG BONE OF A GIRAFFE.
A NICE LOOKING CLUB THE PICTURES MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE AGE. IS IT NATURALY AGED OR HAS IT BEEN SMOKED AND THEN BURRIED IN THE GROUND SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL BY ITS SMELL.
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Old 18th January 2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Hi Vandoo, doesn t smell likes it has burned..ever..lol. Such a smell would takes ages to go. I m pretty positive it s an honest "old piece" . How old...??? Impossible to determine, but The patina on it shows more than extensive use...
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