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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2021, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Big man stick.

Big man stick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tim Simmons
Wanting to explore the idea that the yellowing of...

Wanting to explore the idea that the yellowing of MOP and the style of application is a strong or even good way for self experienced collectors to be sure of authenticating the age and origin of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have already suggested that this may not be...

I have already suggested that this may not be Fijian. I have never known MOP to change colour with age. Your opinion has been noted and as a fairly long time collector of oceanic material you must...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tim Simmons
This stuff look ideal. Indian so quite likely to...

This stuff look ideal. Indian so quite likely to be goat. Wax your hand and move it around the grip and it will soon look used to some degree.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Interesting looks like PNG ww2.

Interesting looks like PNG ww2.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ah the learning experience, will happen again...

Ah the learning experience, will happen again some day no matter how long you have been in the game.:cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have two. I think they are sold to tourists as...

I have two. I think they are sold to tourists as much as they may be used for fishing. They are simple to make and function, so easy to be used as either souvenirs or fishing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tim Simmons
These are not African but most probably Vanuatu...

These are not African but most probably Vanuatu or Solomon Isles or there abouts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks great. I have a small one of these but...

Looks great. I have a small one of these but maybe one day I might find a large one like this. Nice to have FUNI authentication. My eye is out for one of the long Peruvian Amazon clubs that pop up...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks a nice old piece. Must be quite heavy. ...

Looks a nice old piece. Must be quite heavy. You need some spears to go with it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By Tim Simmons
The brass ring and guard remind me some Indochina...

The brass ring and guard remind me some Indochina knives and coming from France may indicate the origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By Tim Simmons
I wonder if this is Nepalese or there abouts ? ...

I wonder if this is Nepalese or there abouts ? The military scabbard is confusing as the knife/ short sword looks not military issue?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By Tim Simmons
Without daylight pics it looks lacquered in some...

Without daylight pics it looks lacquered in some way.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By Tim Simmons
If I say Eurasian dones not really help. ...

If I say Eurasian dones not really help. Possibly European . One thing is the ears definitely not African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very unusual. I don't think it is African for...

Very unusual. I don't think it is African for sure. Possibly from India? Has it been painted oŕ stained. The pictures might tell more in daylight without the shine or is that how it is?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st August 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,792
Posted By Tim Simmons
These spears are very nice things to have and in...

These spears are very nice things to have and in your hand can conjure up many thought and dreams. Made over a vast area of East Africa, the latter day production being the shorter and narrow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By Tim Simmons
Ask a policeman if you can be stabbed with a...

Ask a policeman if you can be stabbed with a screw driver?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By Tim Simmons
Just a warning, warm not heat, direct hot flame...

Just a warning, warm not heat, direct hot flame will change the the colour and nature of the blade. If you are unsure of this process, I doubt you intend to use the dagger perhaps a few spots of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thought I should add mine. One of the few blades...

Thought I should add mine. One of the few blades I have left.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tim Simmons
Pakistan

This looks very much a Pakistan product and not a very nice one. Also I believe it is relatively new and has been deliberately damaged. To me it looks like somebody has attacked it with a blow...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tim Simmons
S. & J. KITCHIN Sheffield Manufacturers of...

S. & J. KITCHIN
Sheffield
Manufacturers of any classes of table cutlery and electroplate. Founded in 1853 by Samuel Kitchin (1821-1866). After his death, restyled S.& J. Kitchin by his brother John...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Tim Simmons
Look very much African.

Look very much African.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks to me as further north and east. This is...

Looks to me as further north and east. This is an eastern form. The little piece on the top can found from Tanzania/Kenya to the South Sudan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,540
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very romantic. Even from studying sport...

Very romantic. Even from studying sport fencing theŕe is nothing nice or romantic about real killing with swords. The painting are quite pretty though.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tim Simmons
I found another.

Almost identical but slightly more roughly made and appears to have some wear on the blade which also looks flatter and less well made. Perhaps 65 was made by a more conscientious member of the...
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