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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:09 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
These are rare shields, I have only ever seen one...

These are rare shields, I have only ever seen one for sale many years ago...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By colin henshaw
Mark, I know very little about Europeans swords...

Mark, I know very little about Europeans swords ... about the blade, is it a Solingen production ? any marks, running wolf etc ? Did they make sword blades in Scotland at all ?? The blade seems to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2021, 09:24 AM
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Views: 513
Posted By colin henshaw
Great sword, Mark. Congratulations !

Great sword, Mark. Congratulations !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2021, 03:28 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Nice image from the book "Through Masai Land" by...

Nice image from the book "Through Masai Land" by Joseph Thomson, 1885.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By colin henshaw
The top spear is a good old example,...

The top spear is a good old example, congratulations. The lower one is much later, mid-late 20th century. As Tim mentioned ... this pattern of spear was used in the historic period by several...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2021, 08:42 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
A good honest little dagger, thanks for posting....

A good honest little dagger, thanks for posting. Probably Hausa or nearby.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2021, 04:42 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Unusual African knives for I.D.

Here are a couple of African knives I acquired a little while ago. Usually this type is described as "Shona", from Zimbabwe, however there are a few unusual features being ... not an "ogee" profiled...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 02:59 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Oops forgot photo.

Oops forgot photo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2021, 02:54 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
The belt loop looks a bit similar to the one on...

The belt loop looks a bit similar to the one on the sheath for this knife, that I posted a little while ago, and is from Cameroon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By colin henshaw
A most interesting find ... well done and thanks...

A most interesting find ... well done and thanks for posting.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By colin henshaw
A good, older example of a Sudanese kaskara, well...

A good, older example of a Sudanese kaskara, well preserved... congratulations. I agree the blade was a single edged European blade, that has been altered to double edged.

Would be nice to have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2021, 11:35 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
I'm not an expert, but both clubs look African to...

I'm not an expert, but both clubs look African to me, the second one probably Chokwe, not sure about the other. The Congo figure is interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2021, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By colin henshaw
It might be from the South Sudan ... the Nuer had...

It might be from the South Sudan ... the Nuer had similar, smaller type shields, but without the cutouts.
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By colin henshaw
This might well be right, as there seems to be...

This might well be right, as there seems to be the remains of "wings" on the back of the horse ? on my blade. The suggestion of a dissection instrument also seems correct, a large autopsy or "organ"...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2021, 01:35 PM
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Views: 4,805
Posted By colin henshaw
Further, it would seem the most pertinent news...

Further, it would seem the most pertinent news that this scabbard is not crocodile, as appears in photos, but 'gutta percha' which is a latex type material produced from sap in Malaysian trees from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By colin henshaw
Note : for anyone interested further in this...

Note : for anyone interested further in this thread, please refer to the European Weapons section, where it continues ...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Jim for his helpful and informative...

Thanks to Jim for his helpful and informative posts, above. So, its quite likely the mark represents a "Bushy Tail Fox" or "Running Horse", and probably of English manufacture...

Regarding...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By colin henshaw
Finally got round to cleaning the blade on this...

Finally got round to cleaning the blade on this piece and it has uncovered the remains of a mark to the blade... looks like a horse ? running wolf ? Does it ring a bell with anyone ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,053
Posted By colin henshaw
Just to say, what a fine collection of old spears...

Just to say, what a fine collection of old spears etc. Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th May 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By colin henshaw
Well its a Somali sword certainly, but the pommel...

Well its a Somali sword certainly, but the pommel is wrong. From the images, looks like someone has added a piece to the end of the hilt from a New Guinea or Solomons Islands object ?? which is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th May 2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By colin henshaw
African strigils (sweat scrapers).

African strigils (sweat scrapers).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good honest gun, I like it...

Looks a good honest gun, I like it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good, genuine club. I like the little...

Looks a good, genuine club. I like the little woven fibre band. Please post more images when you have the club to hand.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th May 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,171
Posted By colin henshaw
My guess is its a trigger from a torador, with...

My guess is its a trigger from a torador, with the steel extension part re-purposed to make a fire-striker.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,102
Posted By colin henshaw
Detlef, I will let you view the book online,...

Detlef, I will let you view the book online, unless you say otherwise.
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