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Old 17th May 2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default African arrow and spear ?? need help

Here some pictures from 3 spear or arrow I don't know the exact name ,the bigger one is around 90 cm .
I Would like to know if they are good and authentic ,according to the seller they are from beginning 20 th century.
I my eyes the first one should be the older ( the wood etc..) the second one may be ,the last one I have more doubts .
I hope that someone in this forum could tell me more about those weapons
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Old 17th May 2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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Old 19th May 2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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ITS NOT MY SPECIALITY BUT AS NO ONE ELSE HAS JUMPED IN I WILL GIVE IT A TRY. #1 LOOKS OLD AND IS A SPEAR
#2 I WOULD GUESS SPEAR INSTEAD OF ARROW DUE TO THE WEIGHT IF IT WAS AN ARROW THE RANGE WOULD BE VERY LIMITED.
#3 APPEARS TO BE SOLID IRON, I WOULD GUESS TUEREG SHORT SPEAR WEAPON OR STAFF DENOTING RANK.
NOT MUCH HELP BUT BETTER THAN DRAWING A BLANK
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Old 20th May 2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Dear VANDOO

Thank you to have open the discution on this thread ,I hope it will have somebody who could tell more about those spears.
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Old 20th May 2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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I cannot be sure but the shorter one with the spade like shoe is from the Southwest Sahel. Presumeably French West Africa, vast region?
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