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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 09:05 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
A most interesting find ... well done and thanks...

A most interesting find ... well done and thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 10:48 AM
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Views: 708
Posted By colin henshaw
A good, older example of a Sudanese kaskara, well...

A good, older example of a Sudanese kaskara, well preserved... congratulations. I agree the blade was a single edged European blade, that has been altered to double edged.

Would be nice to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2021, 11:35 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
I'm not an expert, but both clubs look African to...

I'm not an expert, but both clubs look African to me, the second one probably Chokwe, not sure about the other. The Congo figure is interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 01:05 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
It might be from the South Sudan ... the Nuer had...

It might be from the South Sudan ... the Nuer had similar, smaller type shields, but without the cutouts.
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,876
Posted By colin henshaw
This might well be right, as there seems to be...

This might well be right, as there seems to be the remains of "wings" on the back of the horse ? on my blade. The suggestion of a dissection instrument also seems correct, a large autopsy or "organ"...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 01:35 PM
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Views: 2,876
Posted By colin henshaw
Further, it would seem the most pertinent news...

Further, it would seem the most pertinent news that this scabbard is not crocodile, as appears in photos, but 'gutta percha' which is a latex type material produced from sap in Malaysian trees from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,862
Posted By colin henshaw
Note : for anyone interested further in this...

Note : for anyone interested further in this thread, please refer to the European Weapons section, where it continues ...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,876
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Jim for his helpful and informative...

Thanks to Jim for his helpful and informative posts, above. So, its quite likely the mark represents a "Bushy Tail Fox" or "Running Horse", and probably of English manufacture...

Regarding...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,876
Posted By colin henshaw
Finally got round to cleaning the blade on this...

Finally got round to cleaning the blade on this piece and it has uncovered the remains of a mark to the blade... looks like a horse ? running wolf ? Does it ring a bell with anyone ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By colin henshaw
Just to say, what a fine collection of old spears...

Just to say, what a fine collection of old spears etc. Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By colin henshaw
Well its a Somali sword certainly, but the pommel...

Well its a Somali sword certainly, but the pommel is wrong. From the images, looks like someone has added a piece to the end of the hilt from a New Guinea or Solomons Islands object ?? which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By colin henshaw
African strigils (sweat scrapers).

African strigils (sweat scrapers).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good honest gun, I like it...

Looks a good honest gun, I like it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good, genuine club. I like the little...

Looks a good, genuine club. I like the little woven fibre band. Please post more images when you have the club to hand.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,579
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess is its a trigger from a torador, with...

My guess is its a trigger from a torador, with the steel extension part re-purposed to make a fire-striker.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By colin henshaw
Detlef, I will let you view the book online,...

Detlef, I will let you view the book online, unless you say otherwise.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,505
Posted By colin henshaw
Chris, you would find a visit/contacting the...

Chris, you would find a visit/contacting the Congo Museum in Tervuren, (near Brussels), very useful. There are "tribal art" monographs just on the Songye that should have information on weapons as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By colin henshaw
Detlef, looking in the book "Traditional Archery...

Detlef, looking in the book "Traditional Archery from Six Continents, The Charles E. Grayson Collection" ... there are illustrated arrows of very similar construction and metal heads, described as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By colin henshaw
This type of spear was used (even until fairly...

This type of spear was used (even until fairly recently) by several different tribal groups in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan, such as Turkana, Karamajong, Pokot, Latuka etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,505
Posted By colin henshaw
Impressive axes Chris, thanks for posting. Great...

Impressive axes Chris, thanks for posting. Great metalwork, presumably the iron and copper were sourced and smelted locally in the Congo ? Looking at the British Museum & Pitt-Rivers sites, they say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By colin henshaw
Chris, do please post some images of axes, I...

Chris, do please post some images of axes, I would be most interested.

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By colin henshaw
Here are a few others to consider :- P...

Here are a few others to consider :-

P Westerdijk "African Metal Implements"
Marc Felix "Kipinga", 1991
H Westerdijk "Ijzerwerk van Centraal-Africa", 1982
P Westerdijk "The African Throwing...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd May 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,579
Posted By colin henshaw
Sort of looks like the trigger to an Indian...

Sort of looks like the trigger to an Indian matchlock gun (torador) ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By colin henshaw
Chris, looking through the book "Panga na Visu"...

Chris, looking through the book "Panga na Visu" by Zirngible & Kubetz ... the only other tribes that seem to utilise this particular type of metal decoration on their weapon hilts, seem to be the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By colin henshaw
With regard to Kuba swords and knives ... the...

With regard to Kuba swords and knives ... the inlaid metal decorations to the wooden hilt are very finely done, usually in a greyish colour metal (sometimes in copper) ... I have wondered what type...
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