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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Duccio
This is a photo of the interior of one of the...

This is a photo of the interior of one of the many cutlery shops in Chania, Crete. On the shelf, on the left, you can see numerous modern Cretan knives, sold as souvenirs: some are very bad (plastic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Duccio
Hi Marc, apparently, I have the cousin of your...

Hi Marc,
apparently, I have the cousin of your arm knife ....but yours is more beautiful, I admit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By Duccio
Health to all, of course I have no idea if it...

Health to all,
of course I have no idea if it could be an object similar to that of drac2K, but I found this one, offered at an auction, defined as "This anthropomorphic Makonde sculpture is the plug...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By Duccio
Very vague description, auction-style...

Very vague description, auction-style ...
"Two horse hoof-form dagger canes Various dates mid to late 19th century Comprising a horn and bamboo dagger cane, the carved horn handle in the form of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By Duccio
Health to all, maybe it has nothing to do with...

Health to all,
maybe it has nothing to do with it, but I couldn't help but notice an extraordinary similarity between these dagger canes put up for auction and the sword mentioned in these posts.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Duccio
Ciao, it is a dagger of the mbole people...

Ciao,
it is a dagger of the mbole people (R.D.C.).
The blade is made of thin sheet metal; the handle, usually very heavy, is made of copper.
In my humble collection I have one exactly identical to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,184
Posted By Duccio
A classic of African knife maps, from the book...

A classic of African knife maps, from the book "Kipinga. Throwing-Blades of Central Africa" by Marc Leopold Felix.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By Duccio
Hello, the blade actually has the shape of a...

Hello,
the blade actually has the shape of a bayonet "yataghan type", as was that of the chassepot, but the section of the blade was definitely different. Moreover, there were many bayonet models...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By Duccio
In addition to Lew's collection, you can find two...

In addition to Lew's collection, you can find two other important collections online, where you can see lots of photographs of African swords and knives as well as interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,184
Posted By Duccio
Hi, Varnish? I don't think so, the yellow came...

Hi,
Varnish? I don't think so, the yellow came off too easily, in my opinion it was tobacco smoke tar: in the Belgian houses where many of these knives come from, they smoked a lot, I think.
Instead...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,184
Posted By Duccio
I tell you what I would do: cleaning the blades...

I tell you what I would do: cleaning the blades with a weak acid (classically white vinegar, a little diluted) and a rough rag (never anything that could cause scratches!) If the blades were very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,184
Posted By Duccio
I completely agree with Pieje, often what is...

I completely agree with Pieje, often what is defined as "patina" is nothing more than dust and dirt accumulated in the places where these blades were exposed; I happened to have a large Boa sword...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,960
Posted By Duccio
I would like to modestly suggest another...

I would like to modestly suggest another possibility: if you want the objects of your collection (at least some) not to be scattered and you like the idea that a wider audience can enjoy them, you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,362
Posted By Duccio
They are blades of the Tuareg people, probably of...

They are blades of the Tuareg people, probably of Niger; the arm dagger (the largest) is called "telek" and is characterized by the typical cross hilt, with inclined arms.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,344
Posted By Duccio
and, finally, a "homeopathic" keris (13...

and, finally, a "homeopathic" keris (13 cm).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,344
Posted By Duccio
Here instead we see an akrafena (Akan people,...

Here instead we see an akrafena (Akan people, Ivory Coast) of normal size and a tiny one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,344
Posted By Duccio
Health to all. In the photo below you see three...

Health to all.
In the photo below you see three Byongi (parade knives of the Konda people, R.D.C.) of normal size and one of small size (18 cm), and then the mini knife alone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,349
Posted By Duccio
No problem, I'm glad to share the few knowledge I...

No problem, I'm glad to share the few knowledge I have.
I am attaching here some images of Konda swords, from which you can see the classic shape of the handle.
The dagger in your possession has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By Duccio
Exactement, je crois qu'i s'agit de quelque chose...

Exactement, je crois qu'i s'agit de quelque chose comme ša.

(Exactly, I think this is something like that.)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,581
Posted By Duccio
Really nice, the new baby! Nice and infrequent,...

Really nice, the new baby!
Nice and infrequent, congratulations!
(and a little bit of envy ...)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th June 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,811
Posted By Duccio
Thumbs up Ok, the object is no longer mysterious: it is a...

Ok, the object is no longer mysterious: it is a sickle produced in the Indo-Pakistani area; curiously very, very decorated compared to traditional work tools.
But the shape of the blade and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By Duccio
Thanks, Tim that they were both Africans I knew...

Thanks, Tim
that they were both Africans I knew it, and I also knew that the second object is a recade from Benin.
I also imagine that the black knife is Congolese, but the question is: which of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,023
Posted By Duccio
Mysterious African "knife"

Hello everyone,
when an online seller of African items offered me this "knife" I found it too funny and decided to buy it for my collection.
Now I'm asking my fellow African blade collectors if they...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th June 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,811
Posted By Duccio
Hello everyone, there is only one sharp side, the...

Hello everyone,
there is only one sharp side, the inner side.
It is not very sharp either, but it has a very fine serration, which can be seen a bit in the photo.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd June 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By Duccio
Hello, I have no certainty, but it could be...

Hello,
I have no certainty, but it could be tribal "coins", similar to those seen here.

The forms of the tribal "currency" (exchange objects) of Central Africa are the most varied and strange, it is...
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