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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 12:09 AM
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Superb , I do agree , Zulu .

Superb , I do agree , Zulu .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2021, 12:07 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Its certainly S E African and probably Zulu or...

Its certainly S E African and probably Zulu or allied tribe . Its a large bladed throwing assegai . I would think late 19th / early 20th C
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 12:26 PM
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yes indeed , keep up the hard work please and...

yes indeed , keep up the hard work please and thank you for your dedication in an area way beyond my imagination never mind ability ! So many of us would be lost w/o this site .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:47 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Interesting , thank you Colin

Interesting , thank you Colin
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:46 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you David ... I wasnt sure which category...

Thank you David ... I wasnt sure which category to put it in I must admit. Though it does have some weight to it and the fact that it is pointed made me consider that it could be a weapon .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th April 2021, 12:44 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thanks for the confirmation Colin , much...

Thanks for the confirmation Colin , much appreciated .. it seems to have had some usage as it is very worn along one edge .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 04:44 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
STAFF

Also from out of my loft and also bought in Weller & Dufty's in the 1980s is this carved staff , I have always thought of it as a Pacific Islands item but would welcome your comments . It is approx...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th April 2021, 04:40 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
PADDLE

I found this paddle amongst the 'heap' in my loft ... I bought it in Weller & Dufty Auctions in 1989 and it was described as an 'AUSTRAL ISLANDS PADDLE' . This part of the world is not my forte so...
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd October 2020, 07:08 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you Lee I understand

Thank you Lee I understand
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 10:02 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
help

Not sure what the problem is but every time I try to reply to anything in the swap forum I receive a message saying

'thinreadline, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:53 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
ALL SOLD NOW

ALL SOLD NOW
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2020, 12:21 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY

JOURNALS OF THE ARMS & ARMOUR SOCIETY ... issues and main articles as follows
1. SEPT 1964 - A PROBLEM IN THE TECHNIQUES OF THE MEDIEVAL SWORDSMITH by Wells . 13 pp , illus .
2. MAR 1954 - ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 06:12 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
yes should be like these from my collection ...

yes should be like these from my collection ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 12:07 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in...

Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in NW Sudan , they are more commonly associated with inhabiting northern Chad, southern Libya & northeastern Niger .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2020, 12:53 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?

thanks Matt ... any refs for similar types ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:10 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Can no one help with this ?

Can no one help with this ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 02:09 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
that's a real possibility Rick .... in my picture...

that's a real possibility Rick .... in my picture No 3 above I illustrate the muzzle of an Indian musket which also features a permanently fixed bayonet . This weapon I believe to be for hunting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 01:14 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Very interesting , I like it ... could this not...

Very interesting , I like it ... could this not simply be the barrel of an Indian 'turn off' pistol ? What concerns me is that normally on Indian pieces the bayonet blade is hinged and folds under...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 08:05 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Quite so !

Quite so !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2020, 06:02 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
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 ?
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 06:25 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
thank you

thank you
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 02:33 PM
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Posted By thinreadline
Interesting European dagger

I would welcome your ideas about the age , nationality and if possible maker of this dagger. It belongs to a friend of mine . The initials on the pommel are presumably that of the owner , but perhaps...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2020, 11:41 AM
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Posted By thinreadline
Thank you all for this useful information , much...

Thank you all for this useful information , much obliged .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st April 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,056
Posted By thinreadline
PICTURE IDENTIFICATION PLEASE

I wonder if anyone can ID where in the world this picture is depicting ( late 19th C ) .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th March 2020, 09:20 AM
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Views: 2,775
Posted By thinreadline
as a botanist with a PhD relating to trees and...

as a botanist with a PhD relating to trees and years of experience in the tropics , I can attest to the enormous difficulty in identifying small pieces of 'old' wood in order to establish what...
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