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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:48 PM
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Mongolian Stirrups?

I just picked up this pair of what I believe to be Mongolian stirrups; I've seen other pairs and even though the examples generally look similar, the carvings of each dragon seem to vary in skill and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 12:20 PM
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Colin, what a great collection of spears! I could...

Colin, what a great collection of spears! I could very readily accept that my spearhead was forged from a European tool; the only thing that gives me hesitation is that it is so symmetrical and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2022, 03:50 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Thanks to all for the information provided!

Thanks to all for the information provided!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2022, 06:33 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Indonesian Dagger ?

I'm not sure if this is an Indonesian dagger or a retired spearhead;any help would be appreciated.
The blade measures 12.75" long.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2022, 07:21 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Just for my own edification what do consider...

Just for my own edification what do consider recent vintage;5 years, 50 years,100 years old? Also, how did you determine that it is contemporary; have you seen other similar examples around?
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 02:49 PM
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Posted By drac2k
The pangolin attribution is a good one, however,...

The pangolin attribution is a good one, however, for me, the bulbous nose doesn't quite fit the animal's profile which has a more tapered nose. Let me clarify; the bulbous nose of my creature as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 02:39 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Hello back. Yes, I am aware of how the goad is...

Hello back. Yes, I am aware of how the goad is used; if you look closely you can see that the tip has been broken(probably from misuse). As I am sure that you are also aware, often the Elephant and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2022, 04:18 AM
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Posted By drac2k
It may be a souvenir item, probably 19th century,...

It may be a souvenir item, probably 19th century, but flimsy it is not. It looks as if this has been repaired & reinforced afterward, indicating that this was a working item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 03:14 PM
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Posted By drac2k
I'm not sure about the trishula reference; isn't...

I'm not sure about the trishula reference; isn't that a 3 pronged trident?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 12:32 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Interesting theory; I had to look the name...

Interesting theory; I had to look the name "Makara," up to understand your reference.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2022, 12:29 AM
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Posted By drac2k
No that would be mere...

No that would be mere speculation...............but it did belong to Shaka Zulu, LOL.
Yes, it could certainly have belonged to other past South African Tribes, but I based my attribution of it being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2022, 03:23 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Elephant Goad, Ankus?

This is what I believe to be an Indian Elephant Goad, even though I guess it could be Indonesian; maybe the crocodile is a hint to its origin.
It looks like something may have broken off the front...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2022, 08:19 PM
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Posted By drac2k
A Most Unusual Zulu Spear

At first glance, one would think that there wasn't anything special about this spear; maybe even subpar, as the lance made such a forceful impact that it drove the spearhead further into the shaft,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2022, 04:43 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Very nice war clubs. Why do you think that the...

Very nice war clubs. Why do you think that the Massim ones are lances as opposed to sword clubs? I agree that they could be used for stabbing however they probably weigh at least as much as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 07:22 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Thank you for the information!!

Thank you for the information!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2022, 10:48 AM
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Posted By drac2k
Tim, I've seen your amazing collection posted and...

Tim, I've seen your amazing collection posted and I doubt that you need any club from the Amazon, much less you probably don't have room for even one more, lol.
Can you tell me what tribe that club...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2022, 09:38 PM
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Posted By drac2k
My Second, Third, & Possibly Third Amazonian Club

I recently bid on & won these 3 clubs; one I knew for sure was Amazonian, but I only recently learned that the fluted club was a Karaja War Club(information provided by a previous post from the Great...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2022, 02:20 PM
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Posted By drac2k
That is a truly remarkable assembly of weapons! I...

That is a truly remarkable assembly of weapons! I hope you put a night light in there as I hope that you don't sleepily stumble into all of those sharp pointy things in the middle of the night, lol....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2022, 09:50 PM
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Posted By drac2k
Papua New Guinea Arrows and Something Else

I just picked up these P.N.G. arrows and 2 items that I am unfamiliar with as to their usage; are they to remove pots from the fire, fishing gaffs, or seed planters. They measure approx. 32" long and...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 10:11 PM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By drac2k
Thank you, Fernando, it could be that...

Thank you, Fernando, it could be that combination. Jim, I was hoping that you would jump in as I know that you have studied these swords extensively. I have become a fan of these Colonial...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 04:31 PM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By drac2k
Thanks, there are letters that I can not make...

Thanks, there are letters that I can not make out; P j g (?), and then " ' bo a mi dueno."
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 03:58 PM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By drac2k
Colonial Mexican Sword

I recently picked up this Colonial Mexican Sword; I know it is Mexican because it is inscribed "Lupe Padillia Sayula," which is located in Mexico.
The mystery to me is that the pieces don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2022, 12:32 PM
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Views: 4,653
Posted By drac2k
Wonderful panabas! I haven't seen one with copper...

Wonderful panabas! I haven't seen one with copper bands before; We have seen Philippine copper and brass blades used for their magical properties and I was wondering if there was a connection or were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2022, 09:32 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By drac2k
I think the name for your sword is "beautiful!"...

I think the name for your sword is "beautiful!" That is the second treasure I saw you pull out of Baltimore................... you and Ron need to give someone else a chance, LOL.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By drac2k
That is a very interesting panabas! I have seen...

That is a very interesting panabas! I have seen very large panabas made out of sheet metal meant only as status symbols or tourist items, however, I don't believe that to be the case with your item...
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