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Old 15th April 2013, 08:14 PM   #5
Tim Simmons
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The ribbing does not seem to be formed by binding under the animal tissue. As I said this is not an Iklwa. This spear is to the north and east, I believe as far as the Kenya Sudan border regions but essentially the same fixing as the classic Iklwa. The ribbing is tool worked like the baldric on this Seme. The Iklwa is not worked. Somebody will have an example to show, all mine have gone. Here is the spear it total-
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...turkana+shield
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