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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd January 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By Richard G
Possibly Batak? Best wishes Richard

Possibly Batak?
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Richard G
Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and...

Not only Benin, think of Akan gold weights and Bida brassware.
This is obviously lost wax casting, and Nigeria and around would be my guess.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, my statement was open to...

Sorry, my statement was open to misinterpretation. These swords were most certainly found in the Hadhramaut.
I just wondered how swords of this quality got there -
Were they made there?, and of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By Richard G
I hope to attach two pictures showing flank...

I hope to attach two pictures showing flank officers and their swords, which seem to be used as instruments of command.
I am not sure their 'fighting qualities' were rated at the time as highly as we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Richard G
I have seen a few saifs of this type and a common...

I have seen a few saifs of this type and a common feature seems to be that the blades are highly polished, but not well polished. Scratches are usually present.
The answer may be that this saif was...
Forum: European Armoury 11th December 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By Richard G
Bearing in mind an officer of a flank company was...

Bearing in mind an officer of a flank company was expected to skirmish and hence run around a bit more, I wonder if there is a more prosaic reason for these shortish, heavily curved and sometimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Richard G
Curiouser and curiouser. In the photograph...

Curiouser and curiouser. In the photograph neither of them seem to be carrying a bow or any arrows.
In Colin's photo's from the Powell-Cotton Museum I am amazed how the spears seem to stack in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Richard G
Do you know what are those curious, almost lyre...

Do you know what are those curious, almost lyre shaped, objects that they have on their right shoulder?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By Richard G
Depending on size - possibly a Musandam...

Depending on size - possibly a Musandam Jerz?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,347
Posted By Richard G
...

https://westevan.org/bollards/cannonbollards3.htm
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By Richard G
I'm probably going to get warned for being off...

I'm probably going to get warned for being off topic, but it reminds me of how p*ssed off the French were when Dave Brailsford told them our cycling success at the Olympics was because of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Richard G
Could it have a use as some sort of peg or...

Could it have a use as some sort of peg or stake?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By Richard G
The pierced ears suggest there was some form of...

The pierced ears suggest there was some form of decoration, which would not be of much help if it were a club. I suspect it is a wand or sceptre, that kind of thing, or even simply a toy or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By Richard G
why not a picture of the face? Regards Richard

why not a picture of the face?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By Richard G
Is it a normal cap and nipple set up? I would...

Is it a normal cap and nipple set up? I would have thought that without some method of securing the cap there is a great danger it falls off when the hammer is cocked.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,343
Posted By Richard G
OK,try again

OK,try again
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,343
Posted By Richard G
I hope I can attach some photo's One from Ashoka...

I hope I can attach some photo's
One from Ashoka Arts of what they describe as a Thai spear with the same type of 'quatrefoil' guard.
And two of modern Thai daggers that have the same sort of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,014
Posted By Richard G
I am not discussing the price or how to deal with...

I am not discussing the price or how to deal with sellers, and I have resisted commenting, because my I think my comment would not be well received by the moderators.
But I am annoyed; so here it...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,897
Posted By Richard G
The problem here then is that through most of...

The problem here then is that through most of this period there was no Prince of Wales. Charles II reclaimed the Crown in 1660 but had no legitimate male heir, which is why his brother James II...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,343
Posted By Richard G
Look at the bundiak spear just posted on the...

Look at the bundiak spear just posted on the Ethnographic forum.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,507
Posted By Richard G
Could that first engraving represent a turtle? I...

Could that first engraving represent a turtle? I have no idea what it might mean if it did, other than perhaps indicating a warm, coastal association.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,343
Posted By Richard G
I have a suspicion it is a spear head repurposed....

I have a suspicion it is a spear head repurposed. If so I would go for the Philippine option.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th June 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,956
Posted By Richard G
I'm not giving up that easily! Whilst agreeing it...

I'm not giving up that easily! Whilst agreeing it probably does not fit the definition of a sickle if the definition includes a curved blade, I still think it is most probably a harvesting knife of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st May 2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,956
Posted By Richard G
Try...

Try this.
https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/farmers-sickle-retro-grass-cutting-hand-tool-tribal-farming-tool-g47-273-21385017430.html
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th May 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,956
Posted By Richard G
It looks like some type of sickle. Possibly...

It looks like some type of sickle.
Possibly Bengali?
Regards
Richard
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