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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Norman, You are right .... (I think the...

Hi Norman,
You are right ....

(I think the picture could be from twenties or maybe thirties from the last century. At that time there were suppliers of hunting arms living in Addis Ababa and Dire...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Norman, I am bad at old rifles. I think there...

Hi Norman,
I am bad at old rifles. I think there was mixture of long guns from all over the world in that time Ethiopia and all of them were fit for military purposes ...
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Just, two remarks when I am again expecting the...

Just, two remarks when I am again expecting the pictures of a horseman above.

1. Mules - I read i various books that good mules were considered more valuable than horses in Ethiopia (stronger in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th February 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Ron, Thank you for this thread. I have...

Hi Ron,

Thank you for this thread. I have similar "belt" - encl pls see the pictures.

Till now I thought it was a belt - and thanks for opening my eyes. I thought it was belt because they were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 113,807
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ras Nassibu (picture dropped out from previous post)

Ras Nassibu (picture dropped out from previous post)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 289
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
A few pictures of Abyssinian warriors (nobles) in parade dress

Single portraits: The youngest one is young Ras Tafari Mekonnen (emperor Haile Selassie I), the sitting injured is Ras Besabe (son of king of Gojam),the old man standing in the field with spear is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
There is allegedly written "Mohamed Ali...

There is allegedly written "Mohamed Ali kubanya", which means "Mohamed Ali Co.". This is probably supplier company (I saw it on two different blades, too.). Pls post the whole picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you very much rumpel 9 and Detlef ! Martin

Thank you very much rumpel 9 and Detlef !
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
knife from Indonesia - request for help in allocation...

This is not my field (my friendīs knife). Please, could you help with allocation: Where is the knife coming from, the name of the item in local language, tribe, purpose of use ? Many thanks
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I would say it is really bakelite. (There were...

I would say it is really bakelite. (There were various colour combinations developped for jewellery producers that time... )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Pattern No 4 from J. Voos catalogue with brass...

Pattern No 4 from J. Voos catalogue with brass handle (National Museum, Addis Ababa)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, thank you for the Voos catalogue pictures...

Hi, thank you for the Voos catalogue pictures again. For me it is enlightening and a little surprise that the shapes Nos 4, 5 and 1 were delivered from Solingen. (I saw shape No 4 two times only in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am not 100 % sure, nevertheless I think it is...

I am not 100 % sure, nevertheless I think it is bakelite.

And it is original mount for sure.

As you recalled, bakelite was also used for the hilts. That time ordinary people looked at utility...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sorry for the late answer, I was travelling a...

Sorry for the late answer, I was travelling a little.
First of all, thank you roanoa for the identification of the blade, I did not see it before (and thanks for reference to Julius Voos catalogue,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I forgot to ad: The blade is cca 1 cm thick at...

I forgot to ad: The blade is cca 1 cm thick at its base, The "yelmen" part takes ca half of the total length and is sharp from both sides, The sabre is heavy and the blade is not flexible. Pronounced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Here it is

Here it is
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Interesting book by Russian cavalry officer, who...

Interesting book by Russian cavalry officer, who accompanied Ethiopian army racing into souther territories to expand the Ethiopian Empire:
http://www.seltzerbooks.com/ethiopathroughrussianeyes.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Roanoa, such lembds are no longer for sale in...

Hi Roanoa, such lembds are no longer for sale in Addis. I could be an (letīs hope old) property of the dancers ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am also of the opinion it is rather European...

I am also of the opinion it is rather European blade, but it does not seem to be one of those typical custom-designed (decorated with etching "on Ethiopian requests").
The blade from Zlatoust dated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day

Addis Ababa, December 8, 2018
Photos from BBC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Old Ethiopian club - request for translation

This club used to be typical for Harrerge region and allegedly also Arusi. Even now a few old men wear it when visiting weekly markets around Harrar. I donīt know if it is possible, but I am very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
... and museums, of course

... and museums, of course
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi and welcome, Both swords are very typical for...

Hi and welcome,
Both swords are very typical for Ethiopia/Emperorīs times. They are in a very nice condition. The handle of shotel is of rhino horn. (Now you would not find it in Etrhiopia complete -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,357
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Jens, Tiya is ca 70 kms south of Addis...

Hi Jens,

Tiya is ca 70 kms south of Addis Ababa.

Sagalassos is ancient city in southwestern Turkey. Not a port like other famous big ancient cities - jus a small town cca 100 kms from the coast, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,357
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sagalassos

Details of weapons:
- funerary urn
- torso of emperor (2-3 cntr AD)
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