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Old 10th May 2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default solomon island spears ?

i have recently acquired these spear tips ,I assume they are just the tips as they measure 130 cm in length , I believe they are from the Solomon islands ,any more info would be great ,thanks
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Old 11th May 2017, 05:16 PM   #2
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Yes Solomons. Yes tips or 1/2 more like.
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Old 11th May 2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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Beautifull !

Maybe downsized for transport ?
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Beautifull !

Maybe downsized for transport ?


Second both statements! So far I know they are very long so cut down for transport. Beautiful patination!
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Second both statements! So far I know they are very long so cut down for transport. Beautiful patination!


I thought they were Solomon islands but then some of them maybe papua , but then looking at them they all have the same old patination and I would think they were collected at the same time and have been together for a long time , I expect on voyages space was limited and this is why they were cut down ?
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Stunning examples and patina.

It is a shame our fore fathers did not have the fore sight to try a little harder to preserve such rarities in their entire form, items which were once so common...no so very rare...

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Stunning examples and patina.

It is a shame our fore fathers did not have the fore sight to try a little harder to preserve such rarities in their entire form, items which were once so common...no so very rare...

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Very true, its common to see good old boomerangs with holes drilled through, presumably for nailing to a wall.
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Very true, its common to see good old boomerangs with holes drilled through, presumably for nailing to a wall.


Indeed, I've a very rare Fang axe wall mounted in the same manner...
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Stunning examples and patina.

It is a shame our fore fathers did not have the fore sight to try a little harder to preserve such rarities in their entire form, items which were once so common...no so very rare...

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yes its such a shame they have been cut down , these examples show good age i would say early 19th century, if they were collected in this era i expect space on ships was limited and maybe this is why a lot of spears were cut down , they still display well and i admire them every day
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