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Forum: Swap Forum 17th January 2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Dear Rick and David, Thank you very much...

Dear Rick and David, Thank you very much !
Best
Martin
Forum: Swap Forum 16th January 2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Looking for Wilfred Thesiger books

I would like to buy the book by Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger "The Danakil Diary: Journeys through Abyssinia", 1930–34 Hammersmith, 1996, ISBN 0-00-638775-6.
The book contains the diaries he wrote in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you. So it seems, based on what Edster...

Thank you.
So it seems, based on what Edster wrote, that the Japan Sword company delivered some swords to Ethiopia, probably during the Haile Selassie era, since the style of the blade is similar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sword "made in Japan" in Ethiopia

During Menelik II and Haile Selassie I, (blades of) swords and sabers were delivered to Ethiopia from many, or various at least, countries in Europe (e.g. Germany, France, UK, Italy, ...). It was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ariel

Thank you Ariel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ariel, please, could you show any picture of a...

Ariel, please, could you show any picture of a typical Dashna ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Some examples are...

Some examples are here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21715
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Some old photos

Some old photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Ron, this is nice group. The shield...

Hello Ron, this is nice group. The shield remembers a lot, for sure, it has interesting original repairs. Maybe they repaired the damages caused during the active duty of such shields by iron...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Battara, your dagger is exceptional. The...

Hi Battara, your dagger is exceptional.
The filigree could also come from Ethiopia/Abyssinia and Eritrea, (some of old silver pendants, e.g. old crosslets are bedecked similarly here, also you can...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th December 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
What about Caucasus origin with Ottoman influence...

What about Caucasus origin with Ottoman influence (that kind of "cornflower" ...). I donīt have any idea about the age, but I would guess older than turn of 19/20 centuries.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th December 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It could also be from Niger or even Northern...

It could also be from Niger or even Northern Nigeria. It is not new, but what does old mean in Africa? (- nowadays even 30, 50 years is sometimes considered old).

They used layers of cardboard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
The red colour was allegedly added when the owner...

The red colour was allegedly added when the owner of the shield killed an enemy or a dangerous animal (also on "Amaro/Ometo" shields)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It may be the sword is coming from Sudan or...

It may be the sword is coming from Sudan or bordering area with Ethiopia. As far as graven inscription is concerned, I think there was influence of Iranian weapons in Sudan (?)

Inscriptions: Years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Now I think they were (also) used by various...

Now I think they were (also) used by various peoples from Sidama and Arusi regions, maybe up to Bale Mountains ..., also allegedly Wolayta people and others (but now round, more classic shield is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This one is real. There is "new"/later...

This one is real. There is "new"/later handle fastening.
Currently they started to produce also imitations for tourists, but this is not the case.

You can find old photos here:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your...

Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your additional remarks. And welcome to the forum, BAW.

The knife is not with me now and Iīll see it ca in half a year, again. Nevertheless, what I remember:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.

The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thanks for comments. I forgot to mention the...

Thanks for comments. I forgot to mention the length of the knife, which is 34 cms. From this I thought the handle could be wolf or small bear. The back is really rawhide.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
North American Indian knife

Please, could anybody advise which tribe and how old the knife could be ? Souvenier or real tool ?
My idea is either Eastern Plains Sioux or Assiniboin style of the sheath (???). I bought it in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ariel, yes, it is that Cretan style. And scabbard...

Ariel,
yes, it is that Cretan style. And scabbard is North African style ... Mediterranean See, or letīs say the whole area, is simply too small....
(e.g. one of my best qamas is comming from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Years ago I bought this two yatagans (pls see...

Years ago I bought this two yatagans (pls see picture enclosed) in Tunisian Djerba. Both of them have scabbard encased in a very thin brass sheat (I cleaned and repaired one of them also years ago,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Welcome to the forum, Pahouin. It should be...

Welcome to the forum, Pahouin.

It should be ceremoniell throwing knofe from the northern Nigeria - Pls look here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11296
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 54,518
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Not my field, but - I was told in China they used...

Not my field, but - I was told in China they used simillar (concave) knives for tonsure. But it could be any country from Iran to the east (?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, I think it could be Shona o Ndebele spear. I...

Hi, I think it could be Shona o Ndebele spear. I saw very similar, the same length, in Zimbabwe.
Martin
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