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MUFASA 31st March 2020 05:37 PM

Trumbash info request
 
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thank first of all for accepting me in your forum. I collect African white weapons from the horn of Africa (Ethiopian and Somali). I have now found blades gaps further south of which I am poorly informed. I liked having an opinion as a date on this trumbash and its possible construction date. Thanks Oriano

Sajen 31st March 2020 09:37 PM

Welcome to the forum Oriano! :)
I am not an expert for weapons from Central Africa but I can give you some material for reading! ;)
Here a piece I've owned once, so far I know it's now in the collection of an other member: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=trumbash
And here a general discussion about an age of these blades: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=trumbash
For your piece I would guess 1930 or later. A nice piece! :)

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 31st March 2020 09:44 PM

Forget to mention, I would clean the edges, look to the first provided thread, they has been polished originally and rust in any form isn't good for a blade, corrosion is active, it's not patina. Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations! ;)

MUFASA 1st April 2020 04:41 AM

many thanks Detlef for the references and the advice for the protection
Oriano

MUFASA 1st April 2020 03:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sajen
Forget to mention, I would clean the edges, look to the first provided thread, they has been polished originally and rust in any form isn't good for a blade, corrosion is active, it's not patina. Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations! ;)



many thanks!!

kai 2nd April 2020 05:00 PM

Quote:
Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations!

The suitable strategy also depends on the climate: If you experience spells of high humidity, boiled linseed oil (and other similar natural oils/formulations) will promote growth of fungus.

If storage conditions can't be reliably controlled, I'm not sure what would be the best strategy under such environmental settings...

Regards,
Kai

kai 2nd April 2020 05:01 PM

Welcome to the forum, Oriano!

MUFASA 3rd April 2020 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by kai
Welcome to the forum, Oriano!


Many thanks


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