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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2019, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Thanks for the info The pic is very similar

Thanks for the info The pic is very similar
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2019, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Ok, just an ID then?

Ok, just an ID then?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th November 2019, 02:42 AM
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Posted By Spaffo
Wood Sword-like Clubs for ID

Saw these in an antique shop. Are they African? Also, what would be a reasonable offer?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2018, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Need better pic of the drumhead. One character...

Need better pic of the drumhead. One character says "hawk", probably part of a name.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2018, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Jung Yi Tong, loyal righteous organization....

Jung Yi Tong, loyal righteous organization. Probably a Tong drum for lion dancing, like at Chinese New Year.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st August 2018, 12:48 AM
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Views: 4,441
Posted By Spaffo
It's approximately 14x7". The lid slides up the...

It's approximately 14x7". The lid slides up the carrying strap. I'll post more pics tomorrow.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th August 2018, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Unknown Carrying Vessel

Any idea what this is? It's all brass with a lid top that slides up. Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th August 2018, 03:32 AM
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Posted By Spaffo
Snuff? Container, Request for Information

Is this bottle for snuff? Country of origin?
The cap is threaded and a dark hardwood.
Doesn't look Chinese to me, but it's not my field of expertise. Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,188
Posted By Spaffo
Shaft is over 6 feet. Is this European, African,...

Shaft is over 6 feet. Is this European, African, or other? Thanks
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th July 2018, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Spaffo
Cleaned up pretty nice.

Cleaned up pretty nice.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2018, 11:30 PM
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Views: 3,556
Posted By Spaffo
Pushed some of the damage out of the pendok with...

Pushed some of the damage out of the pendok with a rifle cleaning rod.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,556
Posted By Spaffo
Bought it this morning. Not expensive. My first...

Bought it this morning. Not expensive. My first keris!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd July 2018, 05:55 AM
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Views: 3,556
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks for the information. Is this an old blade...

Thanks for the information. Is this an old blade or recent? Either way I like it and will buy it tomorrow. Hopefully it's not sold!
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st July 2018, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Spaffo
Kris Info Requested

Is this a tourist piece as I think?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2018, 11:57 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Spear is approx 52, with the mount 2"...

Spear is approx 52, with the mount 2" longer.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,188
Posted By Spaffo
Unknown Spear Head, Tourist item?

Saw this in a local shop. The shaft is some type of fibrous wood. Origin?
Thanks to the experts
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,564
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks Corrado. Am I correct in thinking it was...

Thanks Corrado. Am I correct in thinking it was made 1856-1870, after they took over the factory and before the Germans took the town? I'm basing that on the "Manu de Klingenthal Coulaux er Cie"...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2017, 02:18 AM
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Views: 4,564
Posted By Spaffo
Here are a few more pics. I meant...

Here are a few more pics. I meant "Klingenthal".
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2017, 10:33 PM
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Views: 4,564
Posted By Spaffo
Klingenthal Coulaux Sword

I just got this French sword at a local antique shop. It's a double-fullered 36.5" blade, 43" overall. Does the inscription indicate it's a Coulaux-made sword from the 1856-1870 period, or is it...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th September 2017, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Spaffo
Large Mask?

Any idea where this came from? It's more than 2 feet tall.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,692
Posted By Spaffo
Thanks for the expertise. PNG makes sense as this...

Thanks for the expertise. PNG makes sense as this was from a group of WW2 "bringback" edged weapons, mostly from the P.I. I have couple thonged clubs from the same general group. Are these Filipino...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,692
Posted By Spaffo
Sword-shaped Escrima Stick?

I've had this since the 1970s and have wondered if it's old or just a well-used practice sword or escrima stick of some kind.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,474
Posted By Spaffo
Indian Lancehead?

I bought this 40+ years ago through a magazine ad, I think. I just rediscovered it. It came with a base and both head and base has a short piece of shaft still attached. I think it was advertised as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Spaffo
I cleaned it today. I didn't realize it had any...

I cleaned it today. I didn't realize it had any brass parts. The knife is approximately 11" long with a 6.5" blade. Is this a child's or woman's knife?
I've learned so much in the short time I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,734
Posted By Spaffo
Sorry about that. I will post when I've cleaned...

Sorry about that. I will post when I've cleaned it up.
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