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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Kmaddock
A bit more info on the back story. In...

A bit more info on the back story.



In Montpellier in the South of France, protesters disrupted an auction right before a 19th century carved mask was sold for €4.2 million, despite...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th March 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Jim All very interesting. For the sake...

Thanks Jim
All very interesting.
For the sake of keeping information together here is picture of the mask that recently sold.
Regards,
Ken

(PS if one of our members now discovers they have one...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th March 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Kmaddock
Mask sells for 4.2 Million

Hi
I am just wondering what makes this mask so valuable

https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0327/1288733-france-mask/

text of article below

Regards

Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Tim I have no expertise at all in this...

Thanks Tim
I have no expertise at all in this area so I will take it that you are correct.
Would the one without barbs be for hunting game as opposed to fish and would you have any opinion on age....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kmaddock
Two new South Pacific Spears

Hi

I just purchased 3 spears, these 2 all wooden ones they came with a Zulu throwing spear and at the price I paid these 2 came in basically for free as the Zulu one was what I wanted.

Both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks for the pointer Colin, I will do a bit...

Thanks for the pointer Colin,
I will do a bit more digging and see if I can find out any more information.
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kmaddock
some what better pictures of leather Cheers ...

some what better pictures of leather
Cheers
ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kmaddock
Mandingo spear maybe , opinions?

Hi
I did a trade on the attached,
It is one long spear 2.3 M long, head is 55 cm in total with socket and main head is 43 cm long and 8 cm at its broadest

Head has some rudimentary carvings but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you both for confirming it is a nice...

Thank you both for confirming it is a nice original piece.
As for age what do you think?
18th century I was putting it as but I have no real basis for this opinion.
Regards,
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
hope you can see the swelling in the spear tip...

hope you can see the swelling in the spear tip with this picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
Well here it is cleaned up a bit of the active...

Well here it is cleaned up a bit of the active rust.

Substantial length of 1.2 M overall , spear blade of 19 cm

Beautiful wooden handle colouration with a great grain simulated to look like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
I traded a few bayonets for the Axe, in the hand...

I traded a few bayonets for the Axe, in the hand it feels perfect and definitely a functional item. Over 1M in length so a lot longer than my other Bulova axe.

It has that lovely smell and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks, I have seen a few of these axes but...

Thanks,

I have seen a few of these axes but never with such a substantial spear top which is what intrigues me.

I had one before and the axe blade was v flimsy and easily bent (and a regretful...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kmaddock
Bulova Axe with spear point

Hi All
I know there are 100's of varaitions, but has anyone ever seen a Bulova axe like this one with a large spear point on the top. Most that I have seen have just a small finial of approx 2...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,243
Posted By Kmaddock
Hi Lovely item in condition I prefer my items...

Hi
Lovely item in condition I prefer my items to be
Can you post a picture of the peening so we can see if handle replaced recently
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By Kmaddock
If I use my imagination I can see a man with a V...

If I use my imagination I can see a man with a V neck cloak with hands clasped in front praying?

no legs like a Casper the ghost character

Regards

Ken
PS a very nice piece indeed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Kmaddock
Looks good to me and has some definite age going...

Looks good to me and has some definite age going on the 3 mounting holes

To get information on Japanese Items I always go to this site,


https://www.militaria.co.za/

I would recommend you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Tim, It will be interesting to see if...

Thanks Tim,

It will be interesting to see if the handle is removeable and if there are any markings on the tang, I probably don't want to find out it is 15th century blade as it looks in terrible...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Kmaddock
Re purposed Japanese Sword in Ethnic dress.

Hi all


I have the following coming to me in a few weeks.

looks to be a re purposed Japanese sword probably a Wakizashi

I think I see a Sepoa and a Habaki in the close up of the handle,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kmaddock
Thank you Tim Do you think they have much age...

Thank you Tim
Do you think they have much age to them and are they tourist pieces or genuine items
Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th September 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,190
Posted By Kmaddock
Hard to see how it is a secret membership when...

Hard to see how it is a secret membership when you are displaying your membership so openly though

Regards
Ken
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kmaddock
Fishing spears from where W africa?

Hi,

I saw these in an antique shop over the weekend and took some quick, poor pictures on my phone.

Has anyone any idea as the where these may be from

looking at the decoration on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,880
Posted By Kmaddock
Thanks Ramba, Pick up arranged for next week so...

Thanks Ramba,
Pick up arranged for next week so I should see how much is dirt and how much is corrosion then.
Thanks for your approx. dates another forumite sent me a PM with a similar period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,880
Posted By Kmaddock
Another Club I just aquired and kukuri

Hi All,

My club collection is coming along (never intended collecting these to be honest, but you know how it is)

Just won this at auction
Any idea as to where it might be from?
I will...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kmaddock
Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate...

Amazing bit of work to manufacture this delicate apparatus
Thanks for showing
Regards
Ken
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