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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Yvain
Hi Rich, indeed, that's what appealed to me...

Hi Rich,


indeed, that's what appealed to me when I first saw it !




Hi Motan,
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,770
Posted By Yvain
Thanks for this very useful information GP ! My...

Thanks for this very useful information GP ! My girlfriend is bidding on one that will be auctionned tomorrow (fingers crossed ! ;)) , so I'm sure she will be happy to have this at her disposal to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Yvain
Again, thank you very much for this precious...

Again, thank you very much for this precious information Motan !

Interestingly, I bought this one in France (from someone that obviously had no idea what it was).

I've started to delve into early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Yvain
Hi Motan, Thank you very much for this valuable...

Hi Motan,

Thank you very much for this valuable information, as I wasn't even sure if this dagger was Jordanian, Syrian, or Palestinian ! At least, I can now narrow down my researches to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Yvain
I see some similarities with shula daggers and...

I see some similarities with shula daggers and koumyas. Maybe some kind of morrocan poor man's koumya ? 🤔
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Yvain
Any information or guesses would help, so don't...

Any information or guesses would help, so don't be shy ! But I would love to hear what Hombre and Motan think about it ! (Since they seem to be the dedicated shibriya experts here :D)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Yvain
A shibriya with a jambiya type blade

Hi everyone !

I recently got this nice (well, in my opinion, but I guess it will not be everyoneís cup of tea ;)) little dagger. I just cleaned the active rust, and oiled the horn, but otherwise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Yvain
Adding this billao from the Quai Branly...

Adding this billao from the Quai Branly collections to the references, also showing those annulets ornamentation :...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Yvain
Thanks everyone ! It wasn't really a difficult...

Thanks everyone ! It wasn't really a difficult clean-up (mostly old varnish and gunk), but surely a satisfying one !

Teodor, your analysis is interesting, I always thought of the two types as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Yvain
Maybe with a before / after picture ? 😉

Maybe with a before / after picture ? 😉
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By Yvain
The bolster and grip (shashka like?) look very...

The bolster and grip (shashka like?) look very Afghan to me, and the scabbard has some indian flavor to it that wouldn't surprise me on an Afghan weapon. However, I can't see anything that looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Yvain
A somalian billao

Hi everyone !

I recently cleaned a Somalian billao that I bought during the quarantine, and I thought it might be of interest to you !

(Sorry for the didactic tone of what's below, this is adapted...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Yvain
Maybe a cut down version of this type of blade....

Maybe a cut down version of this type of blade. (Italian, late XVth - early XVIth century. The grip is a replacement, and the fittings may or may not be original.)

How is the cross section at the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Yvain
Hi Kubur, Thanks a lot, that's way more...

Hi Kubur,

Thanks a lot, that's way more information than I was able to find on my own !

Your comment regarding the fact that it is just a small khanjar, and not a miniature one is very interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Yvain
Here is a picture of me holding it, if that can...

Here is a picture of me holding it, if that can help. As you can see, it is indeed on the small size, and I have rather small hands myself.

Let me know if you need any additional information or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Yvain
A miniature khanjar

Hi everyone !

Iíve had this miniature khanjar for quite some time, and I still canít figure exactly what it is, any help would thus be welcome !

It does show some age, there is spots of black...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Yvain
Thanks ! This is coming from a rather poor,...

Thanks ! This is coming from a rather poor, mountainous region, so I guess people just decided to reuse that nice, but otherwise useless, metal plate to fancy up their furniture. I had never seen...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Yvain
A recycled smallsword shell-guard ?

Hi everyone !

I wanted to share this with you, as I'm pretty sure an old piece of furniture at my new workplace has two halves of a smallsword shell-guard recycled as keyhole plates.


I'm thinking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Yvain
I've also seen that type of scabbard with...

I've also seen that type of scabbard with vietnamese knives (the all steel ones, with a rolled handle), but I guess this type could be widly used in SE Asia.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Yvain
It is indeed a very decorative Victorian...

It is indeed a very decorative Victorian breastplate.


For education purpose, we could also point out the shape being somewhat wrong (way too long, wouldn't sit properly on the hips), the big brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Yvain
This as evolved into a very interesting...

This as evolved into a very interesting conversation thanks to you all ! I thought that modern takouba where almost always of "modern" style, and had never seen before an attempt at emulating an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Yvain
Interesting, what date would you attribute to the...

Interesting, what date would you attribute to the fittings and scabbard ? And why do you think someone would try to emulate older style takouba ? That would be the first one I see one trying to look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Yvain
Hi Theodor, What makes you think that ? It was...

Hi Theodor,

What makes you think that ? It was most likely cleaned indeed, hence the "new and shiny" look of the brass, but otherwise it is stylistically similar to known example from the end of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Yvain
You're welcome Detlef, I've started studying the...

You're welcome Detlef,

I've started studying the subject some months ago, and I find those swords fascinating, guess I'm part of the takouba fan club now !

I would have been really interested to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Yvain
Hi Detlef, This type of "brazil nut"...

Hi Detlef,

This type of "brazil nut" pommel can be found on takouba from various ethnic groups, but is an older style (pre XXth century).

Determining where a takouba was made is, in my opinion,...
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