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Old 15th August 2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Tsavo kris holder

I am in the midst of getting the stain right on this twistcore horn jungayyan. Will get some better pictures soon.




But my new stand also works on Massai sword



And spear



And just teeth, but I suspect the Igbo guy is a little nervous. I will let him hold the spear.
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Old 15th August 2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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does the cat play well with the puppies?
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Old 15th August 2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Your Maasai sword is probably Nandi or Tuta (cant see it that well) because of the pommel and hilt rings.

Maasai hilts are generally round with twine patterns under oxtail.

One way of identifying it as Tuta, is the diamond cross section hammered flat on the bolo slashing end and what is the length? Tuta swords are commonly much shorter than other East African blades.
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Old 15th August 2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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OK Bill, that's just plain wrong....
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Old 15th August 2007, 10:03 PM   #5
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Kitty, SIT!
Now, SHAKE...
And now... RIPOSTE!

Bill, admit: have you ever been scared witless walking around your own house at night?
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Old 15th August 2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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Hi David!

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does the cat play well with the puppies?


They went over to it and raised a back leg. I stopped them. No respect.


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Bill, admit: have you ever been scared witless walking around your own house at night?


Yes. I have. <shiver> this place is a bit strange, especially at night.

I was going to roll it into the bedroom last night after she went to bed and see if Anne noticed it.

A pair of Tsavo lions the same size as mine, killed and ate over 135 railroad workers in Kenya in 1898. Anyone see "The Ghost and the Darkness?"


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Your Maasai sword is probably Nandi or Tuta (cant see it that well) because of the pommel and hilt rings.

Maasai hilts are generally round with twine patterns under oxtail.

One way of identifying it as Tuta, is the diamond cross section hammered flat on the bolo slashing end and what is the length? Tuta swords are commonly much shorter than other East African blades.


It is hammered flat on the slashing end and 24" blade length. The hilt seems wrapped in a leather tube, sort of like a Zulu spear. Could that be ox-tail?

Here is a closeup of the hilt. I really appreciate your comments. I want to catalog it correctly.

Did you notice,... umh....ANYTHING else in the pictures? Something a little over nine feet long?
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Old 16th August 2007, 12:38 AM   #7
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100% Tuta.

100% lion.
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Old 16th August 2007, 12:47 AM   #8
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100% Tuta.

100% lion.



Thanks It is good to know about the sword also. I will change it in my shcedule and will research about the Tuta.
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Old 16th August 2007, 03:17 AM   #9
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Their house is a museum,
When people come to see 'em,
They really are a scree-um,
The Bill Marsh Family.
ba-da-da-dum snap, snap
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Their house is a museum,
When people come to see 'em,
They really are a scree-um,
The Bill Marsh Family.
ba-da-da-dum snap, snap
ba-da-da-dum snap, snap
ba-da-da-dum ba-da-da-dum ba-da-da-dum!

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I think we have plenty of Uncle Fester candidates!
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I think we have plenty of Uncle Fester candidates!


Yes, we do.
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Bill, just to let you know I made the baka-baka (or asang-asang) clamps for that junggayan kris a while back..........
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Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!
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Yeah!!! the Bill Marsh Museum is simple astonishing but really what I consider marvelous is Bill's wife!!!! She is an angel!!! I hope to find a girl like her!!!!!

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Bill, just to let you know I made the baka-baka (or asang-asang) clamps for that junggayan kris a while back..........


Nice work, Jose!
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