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Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
A picture from a long ago auction site. The...

A picture from a long ago auction site. The hunting scene handle is nice.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Trying to find an exact match is difficult. Look...

Trying to find an exact match is difficult. Look at antique icing knives and spreaders. Also antique cake decorating knives. Google farrar and tanner wedding knives to see modern examples.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have too agree with Colin the replacement part...

I have too agree with Colin the replacement part is typically Massim.

Not hard to find how it should be, just one example.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tim Simmons
For a long time like you my budget always meant...

For a long time like you my budget always meant gambling at what appeared to be the bargain basement. Some you loose but you can win handsomely especially in what at the time is the current...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yekuana club complete.

It arrived today and I am very pleased. Nice heavy piece with absolutely the right signs of use , wear and dare I say age. Some of the attachments the small bits are a little delicate, the painted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,971
Posted By Tim Simmons
Seems hippo is banned too. I can understand the...

Seems hippo is banned too. I can understand the desire to break the market but how many countries will still be a back door market so the killing will still go on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Hippo ivory is still legal? Just as nice?

Hippo ivory is still legal? Just as nice?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Some more examples show the colour is not a true...

Some more examples show the colour is not a true guide to an objects age.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
From more research on the Yakuana I found this...

From more research on the Yakuana I found this information which I have copied and paste here;

The YeŽkuana conceive of the universe as being comprised of two parallel planes : caju (the sky) and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
While researching the Yakuana and the club I am...

While researching the Yakuana and the club I am waiting for I found I already have a Yakuana piece. I have found some information from the British Museum collection that may throw light on the piece...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yekuana/Makiritare

interesting

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/valuable-collection-of-pictures-of-the-makiritare
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yekuana

Sorry about the spelling of the thread title Yekuana it should be.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 08:39 PM
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Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Here is the other version often found from...

Here is the other version often found from British Guyana. This example is from the Horniman collection London UK. It is a different timber and has recorded origin, but I would not say all dark wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thumbs up Yankuna Club

Another sortie into the the world of ebay and collecting. I am now waiting for this lovely and complete Yakuna club from Venezuela and borders. Up until the 1960s the Yakuna were relatively...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tim Simmons
Look African to me for sure. North Africa and...

Look African to me for sure. North Africa and the trade coast.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By Tim Simmons
Need better and the total object in the pictures.

Need better and the total object in the pictures.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th March 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By Tim Simmons
Yes but rather recently made.

Yes but rather recently made.
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,048
Posted By Tim Simmons
Glad somebody bore the bad news, nice story...

Glad somebody bore the bad news, nice story though :) .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,221
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wonderful!! Work with mother of pearl is not the...

Wonderful!! Work with mother of pearl is not the easiest thing on the hands and time consuming.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very good well done. Weapons have always been...

Very good well done. Weapons have always been repaired when possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,749
Posted By Tim Simmons
A very interesting piece, I have been searching...

A very interesting piece, I have been searching all the books I have for anything similar but have found nothing. However I could add some more speculation. The blade looks like one of those long...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Tim Simmons
It would be nice to have some measurements and...

It would be nice to have some measurements and more individual pictures. Very interesting, some do appear to be smoked bone. I like the white bone one in particular.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tim Simmons
There is an example of these dance axes in {Rare...

There is an example of these dance axes in {Rare African Short Weapons. Manfred A . Zirngibl} said be be Malinke western Sudan. In this case I think that means a vast area westward of what we think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,769
Posted By Tim Simmons
Question Read last few lines of the 5th paragraph

Old thread revisited. Seems I am not the only one to have these thoughts.

https://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2013/1/article/19624
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,238
Posted By Tim Simmons
Knives and swords like many weapons even modern...

Knives and swords like many weapons even modern technical weapons need maintenance and repairs often done in the field. Also even what may be called crude by us may have been relatively expensive...
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