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carlos 16th November 2019 08:10 AM

Question about unknown spear
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This lot of spears was sold in a spanish auction. My question is about one of this spears.
The spear has recurved blade, but I can,t identified origin.
Could you help me?


Henk 16th November 2019 09:03 AM

Hello Carlos,

Not my field but the lot looks Asian to me.
The spear with recurved blade is not a spear but a pole arm.
My two cents.

Anyway it is a nice lot.

kronckew 16th November 2019 09:55 AM

Nice Pole Arm. I also think 'Asian' - possibly South-East Asia. Maybe Thai?

Tim Simmons 16th November 2019 10:55 AM

The one on the far right is African. A couple from the Philippines.. The rest SEA.

Battara 17th November 2019 02:55 AM

They are a big mix. Many of these are Igorot spears and others are Philippine fishing spears. One or two are African.

Not sure about the rest.

Cthulhu 3rd December 2019 12:45 AM

I'm assuming the only one you care about is the recurved one.

It puts me in mind of a somewhat flamboyant machete stuck on a pole, but maybe that's just because of the size of the socket looks like it would make a very comfortable grip. I don't recognize it as a type of polearm, but that's meaningless because there are infinite numbers of things that I don't recognize.

There are carvings in the blade, do you have better pictures of those?
Do you have pictures that better show the pins holding the device to the shaft? They look somewhat ornate, maybe that would give us (and by us I mean someone else) a clue.

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