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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
I have two. I think they are sold to tourists as...

I have two. I think they are sold to tourists as much as they may be used for fishing. They are simple to make and function, so easy to be used as either souvenirs or fishing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Tim Simmons
These are not African but most probably Vanuatu...

These are not African but most probably Vanuatu or Solomon Isles or there abouts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks great. I have a small one of these but...

Looks great. I have a small one of these but maybe one day I might find a large one like this. Nice to have FUNI authentication. My eye is out for one of the long Peruvian Amazon clubs that pop up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks a nice old piece. Must be quite heavy. ...

Looks a nice old piece. Must be quite heavy. You need some spears to go with it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tim Simmons
The brass ring and guard remind me some Indochina...

The brass ring and guard remind me some Indochina knives and coming from France may indicate the origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tim Simmons
I wonder if this is Nepalese or there abouts ? ...

I wonder if this is Nepalese or there abouts ? The military scabbard is confusing as the knife/ short sword looks not military issue?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By Tim Simmons
Without daylight pics it looks lacquered in some...

Without daylight pics it looks lacquered in some way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By Tim Simmons
If I say Eurasian dones not really help. ...

If I say Eurasian dones not really help. Possibly European . One thing is the ears definitely not African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very unusual. I don't think it is African for...

Very unusual. I don't think it is African for sure. Possibly from India? Has it been painted oŕ stained. The pictures might tell more in daylight without the shine or is that how it is?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tim Simmons
These spears are very nice things to have and in...

These spears are very nice things to have and in your hand can conjure up many thought and dreams. Made over a vast area of East Africa, the latter day production being the shorter and narrow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ask a policeman if you can be stabbed with a...

Ask a policeman if you can be stabbed with a screw driver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just a warning, warm not heat, direct hot flame...

Just a warning, warm not heat, direct hot flame will change the the colour and nature of the blade. If you are unsure of this process, I doubt you intend to use the dagger perhaps a few spots of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thought I should add mine. One of the few blades...

Thought I should add mine. One of the few blades I have left.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By Tim Simmons
Pakistan

This looks very much a Pakistan product and not a very nice one. Also I believe it is relatively new and has been deliberately damaged. To me it looks like somebody has attacked it with a blow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tim Simmons
S. & J. KITCHIN Sheffield Manufacturers of...

S. & J. KITCHIN
Sheffield
Manufacturers of any classes of table cutlery and electroplate. Founded in 1853 by Samuel Kitchin (1821-1866). After his death, restyled S.& J. Kitchin by his brother John...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tim Simmons
Look very much African.

Look very much African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,292
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks to me as further north and east. This is...

Looks to me as further north and east. This is an eastern form. The little piece on the top can found from Tanzania/Kenya to the South Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,206
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very romantic. Even from studying sport...

Very romantic. Even from studying sport fencing theŕe is nothing nice or romantic about real killing with swords. The painting are quite pretty though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tim Simmons
I found another.

Almost identical but slightly more roughly made and appears to have some wear on the blade which also looks flatter and less well made. Perhaps 65 was made by a more conscientious member of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tim Simmons
Two marriages is bigamy.

Two marriages is bigamy.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tim Simmons
The blade looks like one of those North African...

The blade looks like one of those North African knives from Morocco and about I believe called Bou Saadi or Boo Sado:D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question? what to do?

While I had a very nice ivory and horn status baton in my hand, I wondered what are we to do with this sort of stuff. As specially as the prohibitions are going to include any white tusk material. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tim Simmons
Here we see a flat blade like mine Saudi/Yemen...

Here we see a flat blade like mine Saudi/Yemen border region. Taken fron this rather lengthy thread 13 pages!!

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14878&highlight=jambiya&page=3
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tim Simmons
More about Arabs in India. Perhaps they wear...

More about Arabs in India. Perhaps they wear these on special occasions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs_in_India
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tim Simmons
Now it makes sense. ...

Now it makes sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Kerala

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_Indians
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