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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 09:37 AM
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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
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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: 18
Views: 548
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: 840
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: 840
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Chris Good to see you interested in Congo...

Hi Chris

Good to see you interested in Congo material, its a favourite area of mine. However, I have limited knowledge and there are Congo specialists on the forum who can advise you much better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By colin henshaw
Kubur is correct, these are just souvenir/tourist...

Kubur is correct, these are just souvenir/tourist items from the Sahel region. Fairly often seen in antique centres and the like here in UK.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By colin henshaw
This type of Sudanese weapon tends to fall into...

This type of Sudanese weapon tends to fall into the possibly "made for sale" category or genre, the dagger very likely and the sword possibly. The souvenir trade in the Sudan was in fact under way...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By colin henshaw
Hello Philip, Good information... many...

Hello Philip,

Good information... many thanks for taking the trouble to do this research. I was only working on memory from my visits to the Wallace Collection here in London, and have no...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess is that it is a made-up piece (perhaps...

My guess is that it is a made-up piece (perhaps in the 19th century), and that the head did not originally belong to the pole. Possibly for Victorian period display purposes ??

I'm no expert at...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By colin henshaw
Austral Islands is correct, usually the carving...

Austral Islands is correct, usually the carving extends all over on these, so probably unfinished on this example, for some reason.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice Maori staff, either an "orator's staff" or...

A nice Maori staff, either an "orator's staff" or just to be carried by older men.
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
Posted By colin henshaw
I vote for it being Indian, some sort of ankus...

I vote for it being Indian, some sort of ankus (elephant goad) type item or similar.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems very well and robustly made to be a...

It seems very well and robustly made to be a fantasy piece ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By colin henshaw
A most interesting and unusual dagger. Japanese...

A most interesting and unusual dagger. Japanese double-edged blades being less common than single-edged. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By colin henshaw
Great job Ken, impressive work !

Great job Ken, impressive work !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
Another suggestion .... Panoleon could, if he...

Another suggestion .... Panoleon could, if he wishes, send images and a description of the cuirass to the Ethnographic curators at say the British Museum and the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford. I have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
Yes, quite a bizarre and diverse assembly....

Yes, quite a bizarre and diverse assembly. Seemingly however, the list of gifts provided was criticised even at the time and some thought more benefical and practical items such as woodworking tools...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
I can add a little more to the "prop" option (at...

I can add a little more to the "prop" option (at the risk of upsetting Jim should any of the terms mentioned not meet with his approval :rolleyes: ) :-

a) As well as movie props , theatre props...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
Most likely just due to drying out over a long...

Most likely just due to drying out over a long period of time as the skin could not shrink naturally due to being riveted to a metal plate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
This thread is certainly proving popular ! The...

This thread is certainly proving popular ! The crocodile "armour" from Nubia is
for sure an impressive and well-known object. I have looked closely at it in the BM a number of times. Likely it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
Getting closer !

Getting closer !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
A suggestion for Panoleon, if he wishes to pursue...

A suggestion for Panoleon, if he wishes to pursue it ... collecting Movie Props (presumably old ones as well as new), is quite a popular interest and looking on the internet I see there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
Wink Jim McDougall]Hmmmm, I WONDER if this could be...

Jim McDougall]Hmmmm,
I WONDER if this could be a kind of regalia for use by a member of one of the secretive guilds or societies known in West Africa, one that comes to mind is the 'Crocodile...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,396
Posted By colin henshaw
This is an interesting and enigmatic item, thanks...

This is an interesting and enigmatic item, thanks for posting. Was there any provenance to the piece ?

From the images, I am doubtful the cuirass was made in Africa, taking into account the style,...
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