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Old 10th July 2020, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Spear ... help with ID

Sorry about the poor quality of the image , but this pic was sent to me by a friend who hoped that I might be able to ID it ... but it rings no bells with me ... anyone able to identify it please ?
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Old 14th July 2020, 05:10 PM   #2
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Sorry about the poor quality of the image , but this pic was sent to me by a friend who hoped that I might be able to ID it ... but it rings no bells with me ... anyone able to identify it please ?



Can no one help with this ?
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Old 15th July 2020, 09:58 AM   #3
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It could be a spear from the Asmat people, New Guinea.
That was my first thought.
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It could be a spear from the Asmat people, New Guinea.
That was my first thought.

thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?
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Unfortunately not, the lower part under the spear tip is mostly carved open.
Google will give some examples.
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what is the blade made of? Is the picture the point and socket?
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Old 16th July 2020, 02:33 PM   #8
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Hi Tim,

To me it looks wood. And it is point and socket to me. Do you have another suggestion?
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