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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 08:03 AM
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Wow ... looks like you have hit the nail on the...

Wow ... looks like you have hit the nail on the head ! That clearly is what it is . Thank you so much , this has been puzzling me for ages so cant thank you enough kronckew .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2021, 05:09 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
strange dagger

Not sure if this should be in this section or the European ... please move if required.
This is a well made dagger but what on earth does the handle have that 'hook' for ? Hopefully one of our...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2021, 02:49 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks everyone for your input , its much...

thanks everyone for your input , its much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 09:09 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
It seems to have a naturally shiny patina , dont...

It seems to have a naturally shiny patina , dont think its stained , certainly not painted .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th August 2021, 08:47 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
[QUOTE=Will M;264848]Jim over the years I've seen...

[QUOTE=Will M;264848]Jim over the years I've seen less than five of the sword I have and none of the one you have. Possibly Gordon Byrne may know something about your sword?
The black and white...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2021, 05:22 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Club ... help needed !

Hello , a friend has sent these pictures of a wooden club like artefact . It is approx 65 cm long . It has a somewhat oriental looking head at the top , spiralling down from the back of the head is...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2021, 11:43 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Here are 2 'royally' marked machetes I used to...

Here are 2 'royally' marked machetes I used to own , neither of which I believe to be as old as they purport to be .
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2021, 11:26 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
I am positive that this has been made from a...

I am positive that this has been made from a reshaped English export machete blade . I have had over the years several of these machetes with crowned VR and even crowned ( Georgian ) GR on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 11:10 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks everyone for your help , much appreciated.

thanks everyone for your help , much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2021, 11:13 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
ID on this dagger

Although I know that the dagger on the left is a Sudanese arm dagger , I have no idea about the dagger on the right or the curious markings .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 12:09 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Superb , I do agree , Zulu .

Superb , I do agree , Zulu .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 12:07 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Its certainly S E African and probably Zulu or...

Its certainly S E African and probably Zulu or allied tribe . Its a large bladed throwing assegai . I would think late 19th / early 20th C
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 12:26 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
yes indeed , keep up the hard work please and...

yes indeed , keep up the hard work please and thank you for your dedication in an area way beyond my imagination never mind ability ! So many of us would be lost w/o this site .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:47 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Interesting , thank you Colin

Interesting , thank you Colin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:46 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you David ... I wasnt sure which category...

Thank you David ... I wasnt sure which category to put it in I must admit. Though it does have some weight to it and the fact that it is pointed made me consider that it could be a weapon .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By thinreadline
Thanks for the confirmation Colin , much...

Thanks for the confirmation Colin , much appreciated .. it seems to have had some usage as it is very worn along one edge .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 04:44 PM
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Views: 1,382
Posted By thinreadline
STAFF

Also from out of my loft and also bought in Weller & Dufty's in the 1980s is this carved staff , I have always thought of it as a Pacific Islands item but would welcome your comments . It is approx...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 04:40 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
PADDLE

I found this paddle amongst the 'heap' in my loft ... I bought it in Weller & Dufty Auctions in 1989 and it was described as an 'AUSTRAL ISLANDS PADDLE' . This part of the world is not my forte so...
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd October 2020, 07:08 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Lee I understand

Thank you Lee I understand
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 10:02 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
help

Not sure what the problem is but every time I try to reply to anything in the swap forum I receive a message saying

'thinreadline, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:53 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
ALL SOLD NOW

ALL SOLD NOW
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2020, 12:21 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY

JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY ... issues and main articles as follows
1. SEPT 1964 - A PROBLEM IN THE TECHNIQUES OF THE MEDIEVAL SWORDSMITH by Wells . 13 pp , illus .
2. MAR 1954 - ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thinreadline
yes should be like these from my collection ...

yes should be like these from my collection ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 12:07 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in...

Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in NW Sudan , they are more commonly associated with inhabiting northern Chad, southern Libya & northeastern Niger .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,429
Posted By thinreadline
thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?

thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?
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