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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2020, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Hal Siegel
Oooh, Sultan's spear! :) Way cool.

Oooh, Sultan's spear! :)

Way cool.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2020, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Hal Siegel
got it - It's a Bamoun festival spear...

got it -

It's a Bamoun festival spear (local use, not tourist export) from Cameroon.

You can see a nearly identical example in this picture from the Nguon Festival. (big guy in white on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 06:17 PM
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Views: 8,864
Posted By Hal Siegel
A good man. I met him in person years ago. Rest...

A good man. I met him in person years ago. Rest well, friend.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Hal Siegel
Someone elsewhere suggested Cameroon, but I...

Someone elsewhere suggested Cameroon, but I haven't been able to verify that with any examples -for instance, there's nothing even remotely like it on africanarms.com

Your spear-thing is about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2020, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Hal Siegel
It appears to be cast non-magnetic pot-metal,...

It appears to be cast non-magnetic pot-metal, like possibly scrap aluminum (is that even possible?) or a solder-like material.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2020, 07:15 PM
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Views: 9,216
Posted By Hal Siegel
African whatsit spear for identification

Howdy, folks.

I'm a way old-time member (like, back when internet rocks were still soft), back home these days to add informational value when I can, and to get help identifying weird whatsits...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2005, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Hal Siegel
Talibon for identification

Howdy, folks.

A friend sent these pictures to me. He's seeking specific information as to date and location of origin.

http://www.therionarms.com/pictures/dw_talibon1.jpg
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2005, 03:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,461
Posted By Hal Siegel
Cool Howdy folks, and thanks, Mark - I'm glad you like...

Howdy folks, and thanks, Mark - I'm glad you like the dagger even though it's giving you headaches! :)

Here's a picture of the dagger in question:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2005, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,205
Posted By Hal Siegel
Pretty nifty. I forwarded this forum link...

Pretty nifty.

I forwarded this forum link onto a mailing list I'm on for pre-17th century cannons and gunnery, and learned that leather cannons were invented in the early 1600's in Zurich, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2005, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,711
Posted By Hal Siegel
A very nice dagger, Flavio. I believe that...

A very nice dagger, Flavio.

I believe that the Holbein-ish t-grip shape of the grip indicates an origin from Cameroon rather than the Sudan. We had a discussion about this style of dagger on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 51,759
Posted By Hal Siegel
Most famous are the Jivaro/Shuar of the...

Most famous are the Jivaro/Shuar of the Eucadorian and Peruvian Amazon:

Headhunting: History of the Shuar
http://www.head-hunter.com/index.html

I've take a quick look through the website....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2005, 06:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 51,759
Posted By Hal Siegel
Tom Hyle: That's some kind of old (adhesive?)...

Tom Hyle: That's some kind of old (adhesive?) paper/tape down the edges of the sheath.

Actually, it looks like palm frond or a similar leaf material used for edging and repairs. Some of the frond...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 51,759
Posted By Hal Siegel
My inclination is Central or South America for...

My inclination is Central or South America for several reasons. First the picture with the maddeningly unreadable inscription (can you get a better image, Hal?) -- I can make out HEADHUNTER ... KNIFE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 51,759
Posted By Hal Siegel
Bolo with wide blade and t-grip for identification

I've run across a couple of these bolo - preliminary identification is/was Mandaya, but now that there have been more Mandaya items recently discussed here I don't think that's correct. It's a rather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 28,065
Posted By Hal Siegel
Here's two of the Texas contingent, with nimcha: ...

Here's two of the Texas contingent, with nimcha:

http://www.therionarms.com/pictures/tom_and_hal3.jpg
Tom Hyle (l), me (r).

http://www.therionarms.com/pictures/czh_trip.gif

Hal with...
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