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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2022, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good...

Lack of knowledge indeed. I had a huge good steel, two handed Chinese sword with a long rectangular red painted handle. A brass circular loose fitting guard. Your usual militaria people would say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2022, 03:48 PM
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Views: 677
Posted By Tim Simmons
Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.

Objet trouvé bling as Norman suggests.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2022, 04:07 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By Tim Simmons
Indian mid 20th century.

Indian mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2022, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Just does not look strong enough.

Just does not look strong enough.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 03:56 PM
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Views: 724
Posted By Tim Simmons
It is not the classic Masai shield being too...

It is not the classic Masai shield being too short. Certainly an East African shield perhaps as far north as South Sudan. My guess would be mid 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some form of.

Some form of.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think interested party is spot on. It must be...

I think interested party is spot on. It must be some form of trishula used in religious festivals, shame it is broken.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tim Simmons
I would not be surprised if industrial spear...

I would not be surprised if industrial spear heads were made to trade in Southern Africa. This spear could be from many people's of Southern Africa rather than just today's South Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks very nice. Lots of old weapons show little...

Looks very nice. Lots of old weapons show little or no signs of combat. Wood again wood might not show so much?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very cool.

Very cool.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tim Simmons
African chain mail

Nigerian Panoply arms and armour of the Northern Region. A. D. H, Bivar 1964 Department of Antiquities Federal Republic of Nigeria.

short extract.

Chain Armour, to offer effective protection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tim Simmons
You got me thinking, so I weighed the new club...

You got me thinking, so I weighed the new club and the South American club. I was surprised. The South American club feels much heavier but is only 136g heavier than the new Massim club 1.385kg vs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tim Simmons
Latest Massim black palm lance club.

Just arrived L 1.35m blade width 7cm. Not sure how one would put a name to this form of stabbing club. This could be used as a bludgeon but they are generally relatively light weight and I thick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tim Simmons
I think it is safe to say that every member here...

I think it is safe to say that every member here has been there done that in some way. It is part of collecting and learning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Tim Simmons
This example from the British Museum online...

This example from the British Museum online collection is recorded as Bora a people that cross the border regions mentioned. They will not be the only peoples that do so.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looking in AMNH data base and The museum of...

Looking in AMNH data base and The museum of American Indian data base, there are similar examples with not a lot more information other than North West Brazil. Some examples are recorded as being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Tim Simmons
The one you are not sure of is Amazonian and I...

The one you are not sure of is Amazonian and I like it very much. Possibly I need it far more than you.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tim Simmons
This looks more like a lead working mallet.

This looks more like a lead working mallet.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have to agree with Sajen.

I have to agree with Sajen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes they most often are but there is always...

Yes they most often are but there is always variation, the back part is very Ifugao. It could possibly be from a hill tribe India/Burma.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Tim Simmons
Again from the Museum Of Amerindian database same...

Again from the Museum Of Amerindian database same people Columbia.. Quite interesting something about it similar?
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Tim Simmons
This club from the American Museum Of Natural...

This club from the American Museum Of Natural history data base is from Columbia and although 20cm longer, there is a similarity in form. I could just be persuading myself but it is worth looking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question ID club

I have had this club for many years. I did show it here well over a decade ago. So I am trying again just in case there is somebody with new info or something similar that might shed more light on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By Tim Simmons
The scabbard construction looks Ifugao...

The scabbard construction looks Ifugao Philippines.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Tim Simmons
Southern Africa. Where exactly would to hard to...

Southern Africa. Where exactly would to hard to say. My guess would be great lakes side and South.
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