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SOLD SOLD (11/10) A Lifetime Collection Of Approximately 100 Knapped Flints In An Oak Glazed Table Top Display Case. Sn 13654 - 13654
This is a lifetime collection of approximately 100 knapped flints in an oak glazed table top display case. The case measures 24" x 14" x 5" and the sides are dovetailed. This collection is very well presented in a very nicely made oak glazed table top display case. Flint has been used for the raw material for tools longer than any other material and it does not decay. It is very hard but is easily flaked and produces razor sharp flakes, unfortunately it is slightly porous so that it can be flaked by thermal action (the action of frost and heat), but luckily for archaeologists when it has been struck by man there are distinctive features that help with identification. Flint was formed in the chalk deposits in S England, 70 to 100 million years ago water percolated through the chalk and dissolved the silicon molecules within the chalk. Over the years the silica built up to form layers or nodules of flint. The silica frequently grew around a fossil and this produced the curious shaped nodules. The case bottom is lined with white cotton and the various types of flints are laid out for display. The flints all vary in size and types including points, knives, skin scrapers and axe heads. They are from various countries, mainly European and some North American Indian. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13654
£0.00

Victorian C 1850 Highly Decorated Indian 'Campaign Bring Back' Fighting Shield. Sn 13494 - 13494
This is a highly decorated Victorian C1850's Indian fighting shield. The shield is most probably a 'Campaign Bring Back' item. The shield is hand made from steel and has a flared rim to deflect sword and knife tips. The shield is very ornately decorated and still shows signs of red and brown paint around the rim and brown paint in the centre. The outside of the shield is decorated all over with engravings depicting Indian figures in various poses. Around the rim it is decorated with foliage and coloured red and brown. In the centre is has four symmetrically placed 2" steel bosses.On the inside it has two metal rings secured to two bolts. It measures 14 3/4" in diameter. This is a very well decorated shield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13494
£325.00

A Congo Ikula Tribal Fighting Knife With Leaf Shaped Blade & Handle decorated With Small Pieces Of Inset White Metal . Sn 12502 - 12502
An original Congo Ikula fighting knife. The knife has a 9 ¼” leaf-shaped blade with broad medial ridge and inside with tramline decoration. It has the correct characteristic carved wooden hilt inset with small pieces of white metal in a geometric design and swollen disc pommel. The knife measures 13 ½” overall length. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12502
£275.00

A Congo Ikula Tribal Fighting Knife With Leaf Shaped Blade & Handle decorated With Small Pieces Of Inset White Metal . Sn 12501 - 12501
An original Congo Ikula fighting knife. The knife has a 9 ¼” leaf-shaped blade with broad medial ridge and inside with tramline decoration. It has the correct characteristic carved wooden hilt inset with small pieces of white metal in a geometric design and swollen disc pommel. The knife measures 13 ½” overall length. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12501
£275.00

Boer War Trophy Zulu Chief's Large Root Ball Knobkerrie Carved ‘Boers 1899-00’. Sn 11995 - 11995
An original Zulu Chief's large root ball knobkerrie Boer War Trophy. Knobkierie, also spelled knobkerrie, knopkierie or knobkerry, are clubs used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head. The knobkierie is carved from a branch thick enough for the knob, with the rest being whittled down to create the shaft. This heavy club measures 25 ½” in length. The club is made from a hard wood and is in excellent condition, free of damage. At the end of the shaft there is a hole through which is a knotted rope hand loop. The knob is 3”" in diameter and has contemporary crude hand carving ‘Boers 1899-00’ (It was common practice for Soldiers of both sides to bring home Ethnic African items as war trophies). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11995
£375.00

ORIGINAL, 1890’s South China Sea Pirate’s Polynesian Pole Arm Recovered By British Master Mariner G.U. Richard After A Tramp Steamer Pirate Raid With Provenance From A Family Member Outlining Richards Career & The Weapon’s Capture. Sn 11078 - 11078
This is an original, rare, C1890 Native Polynesian Pole arm. These weapons often came into the hands of Pirates and used in the South China Sea, Shanghai, Java & Sumatra regions to attack Merchant Ships. This original Native Polynesian Pole Arm was recovered by British Master Mariner G.U. Richard after a Pirate raid on his Tramp Steamer in the South China Sea. A Great Nephew of Richard has provided a note containing detail regarding the circumstances of the weapon’s capture and his Great Uncle’s career. He describes his Great Uncle as a Master Mariner who owned and skippered his own Tramp Steamer in the 1890’s operating between Liverpool and Shanghai. It was during this time that Richard’s Ship came under Pirate attack in the South China Sea. The attack was repelled by the crew and the Pirate’s weapons including this Polynesian Pole Arm were recovered, either from captured Pirates or from the deck of the ship where abandoned by the attackers. Richard later took up the role of Harbour Master at Kowloon before retiring to Tideswell in Derbyshire England. Richard is described as ‘A bit of a card’ and as having ‘lost a fortune on slow horses and fast Women’. Richard appears to have been fortunate to have lived through his sailing days as he was apprentice at the helm during the ‘Wreck Of Barque Ann Gambles’ off New Zealand (Information available on the internet). This weapon along with others came into the possession of the family when at the turn of the Century Richard visited his kin in Pendleton, Salford, England. The weapon subsequently came into the possession of the Nephew in 1957 and remained with him until acquired by us. The spear typical of the Native Polynesian form measures 65 1/2" overall. The Pole Arm's 18 1/2" long elegant Oriental shaped curved steel blade is undamaged with nice patina throughout. It has a 11” steel ferrule and is securely attached to a hand crafted dark wood shaft (The upper section of the shaft at the ferrule has a contemporary stable crack, which is not surprising considering it's history). The full length image illustrated appears slightly warped however this is due to image sizing not the shape of the weapon. A copy of the note from the family accompanies the weapon. Price for this weapon which is a great conversation piece & would make an excellent addition to any Ethnic collection or display includes UK delivery. Sn 11078
£495.00

ORIGINAL, 1890’s South China Sea Pirate’s Polynesian Pole Arm Spear Recovered By British Master Mariner G.U. Richard After A Tramp Steamer Pirate Raid With Provenance From A Family Member Outlining Richards Career & The Weapon’s Capture. Sn 11077 - 11077
This is an original, rare, C1890 Native Polynesian Pole arm / Spear. These weapons often came into the hands of Pirates and used in the South China Sea, Shanghai, Java & Sumatra regions to attack Merchant Ships. This original Native Polynesian Pole Arm Spear was recovered by British Master Mariner G.U. Richard after a Pirate raid on his Tramp Steamer in the South China Sea. A Great Nephew of Richard has provided a note containing detail regarding the circumstances of the weapon’s capture and his Great Uncle’s career. He describes his Great Uncle as a Master Mariner who owned and skippered his own Tramp Steamer in the 1890’s operating between Liverpool and Shanghai. It was during this time that Richard’s Ship came under Pirate attack in the South China Sea. The attack was repelled by the crew and the Pirate’s weapons including this Polynesian Pole Arm Spear were recovered, either from captured Pirates or from the deck of the ship where abandoned by the attackers. Richard later took up the role of Harbour Master at Kowloon before retiring to Tideswell in Derbyshire England. Richard is described as ‘A bit of a card’ and as having ‘lost a fortune on slow horses and fast Women’. Richard appears to have been fortunate to have lived through his sailing days as he was apprentice at the helm during the ‘Wreck Of Barque Ann Gambles’ off New Zealand (Information available on the internet). This weapon along with others came into the possession of the family when at the turn of the Century Richard visited his kin in Pendleton, Salford, England. The weapon subsequently came into the possession of the Nephew in 1957 and remained with him until acquired by us. The spear typical of the Native Polynesian Spear form measures 87" overall. The Spear's 10 3/4 " long elegant leaf shaped steel blade has a full length medial ridge and is undamaged with nice patina throughout. It has a 7” ornately hand beaten decorated brass ferrule and is securely attached to a hand crafted dark wood shaft. The lower section of the shaft has hand tooled decoration. The shaft and blade are straight (the full length image illustrated appears slightly warped however this is due to image sizing not the shape of the weapon). A copy of the note from the family accompanies the weapon. Price for this weapon which is a great conversation piece & would make an excellent addition to any Ethnic collection or display includes UK delivery. Sn 11077
£495.00

Early 1900's African, Masai Spear Head With Wood 'Mid' Shaft. W 670. - W 670
This is an original, rare, early 1900's African, Masai spear head with wood 'mid' shaft (it is without lower shaft). The spear head and present shaft measure 48" overall. The Spears 26 1/2 " long elegant leaf shaped blade has a full length medial ridge and is undamaged with nice patina throughout. It is securely attached to a hand crafted dark wood shaft. The shaft tapers at it's lower end where the lower metal part of the shaft would be fitted. Price for this nice, original, Masai Spear which would make an excellent addition to any Ethnic collection or display includes UK delivery. W 670.
£0.00

Early 1900's African Blowpipe Spear And 'Curare' Gourd. Sn 6136. - 6136
This is an original, rare, unusual, early 1900's African Blowpipe/spear complete with curare gourd. The Blowpipe has a strong leaf shaped blade attached to it's muzzle end. The spear head measures 6" with a 4" shaft which is beautifully binded to the Blowpipe by leather cord. (55 inches overall). The hand crafted wood pipe, correctly tapers slightly from the mouth to the muzzle and is bored through to allow the firing of poisonous darts for hunting and warfare. It is complete with original carved Gourd made to carry the 'curare'. The gourd (which is empty) is 3 1/2" in diameter at it's widest point and 6" tall has a decarative voided wood carved stopper attached to Gourd by original 'gut' line. The line has original red and black ethnic carved beads attached. Price for this rare African blowpipe and gourd which would make an excellent addition to any Ethnic collection or display includes UK delivery. Sn 6136.
£225.00

A 19th Century Caucasian Kindjal & sheath - W 226
A second, genuine & original example of a C19th Caucasian Cossack Kindjal knife and sheath. It has horn grips in excellent condition, secured by 2 decorative and spiked iron rivets. It has straight, double edged 16" steel blade with a very fine needle point. In its original black leather covered wooden sheath with steel chape and a steel band with leather belt loop. Price includes UK delivery.
£275.00
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