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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Just found a picture of similar handles. These...

Just found a picture of similar handles. These are attributed to the Mangbetu. Compare them to the handle on my knife.

This picture comes from the book 'Rare African Short Weapons' by Manfred A....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2014, 07:08 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By Freddy
Arrow The blade is fastened to the handle by means of...

The blade is fastened to the handle by means of some kind of resin (?). Mostly, Mangbetu pieces have a tang which goes through the handle. This is not the case with this knife.

I took a pic of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Freddy
Arrow I don't think it is as new as it looks on the...

I don't think it is as new as it looks on the first pics.

Vandoo has a point when he states that sometimes weapons were polished. Even irons weapons from Africa were polished. Each warrior likes to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Freddy
New African knife

I recently found this copper knife on a Belgian auction site. When I received it, I was happily surprised to find out it was quite a good piece.

The copper blade shows hammermarks and is constructed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2014, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,751
Posted By Freddy
Smile bump

No comments so far ?

I have handled this piece before I shipped it to Mauro and I must say it's old. But, as Mauro, I'm not sure of its origin.

Perhaps anyone else knows more ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2013, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Weird looking Congolese knife

I had this one for quite some time. It's weird and has a very 'aggressive' look to it. :eek:

I like it because it's peculiar.

I think it's Congolese as the handle states 'YAKA', which is the name...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2013, 03:04 PM
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Views: 1,927
Posted By Freddy
I don't think so, Colin. Most Central African...

I don't think so, Colin.

Most Central African spears have spearheads with a socket. This knife has a tang which goes through the handle.

The shape of the blade could have some resemblance with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Luc, I think you might be on the right track. The...

Luc, I think you might be on the right track. The handle of the piece you showed is similar.
If we look at the base of the blade, it's identical to my piece.
I'll try to find some pics of Tetela...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Freddy
Question Strange African axe or club

This is also a new one. The seller told me it was a 'Tamberma axe' from Togo. Don't know if this is true. I don't think it's very old, but I like it. It's strange ! :p

The wooden handle has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up And here is the second one

This knife or shortsword came with a sheath. Again a beautifully forged blade.
The wooden handle is very thin with copper banding. There a small copper nail on top of the handle.
This piece has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,927
Posted By Freddy
Congolese weapons

I haven't seen any threads on Central African weapons recently, so I thought : Why not show some of mine ! :p

Here are some of my latest finds.

The first is a very nice Lobala knife. It has a...
Forum: Swap Forum 12th November 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up sold

The jambiya has been sold ;)
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd November 2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Freddy
pics of the blade

Here are some pics of the blade
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd November 2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Freddy
More pics of the jambiya

Here are some pics of the sheath
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd November 2013, 04:48 PM
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Views: 1,458
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Nice jambiya for sale

Nice jambiya for sale. The handle is horn inlaid with silver (?) dots. Leather sheath with the front side decorated with filigree silver (?). The blade has some writing on one side. Don't know what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2013, 06:51 PM
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Views: 1,397
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Nice

I also think this one is Mangbetu or Zande is also possible.

You have a beauty with (in my opinion) a very nice ivory hilt. Could be the sheath was made for a European as it is atypical.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up I also think it's Konda. But like Iain said : the...

I also think it's Konda. But like Iain said : the variation in Congolese weapons is enourmous. I've seen a blade from one tribe, with a typical handle of another tribe.

This makes our hobby...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,760
Posted By Freddy
Arrow Welcome to the forum. Here's the double knife...

Welcome to the forum.

Here's the double knife Vandoo talked about. This set is relatively small, measuring about 21,5 cm in length.

The knives are all steel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Freddy
Arrow On the forte is written 'H. RAHMI'. Perhaps the...

On the forte is written 'H. RAHMI'. Perhaps the name of the maker or owner ? :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Thanks, guys. I knew you would find it. Now I can...

Thanks, guys. I knew you would find it. Now I can look on the internet for more info.

As soon as the knife arrives, I will take some new pics of the 'forte'
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Freddy
Red face A little help, please

I bought this knife just yesterday. Don't know much about it and haven't received it yet.

Only know that it's about 22 cm.

Here are the pics from the seller. I will be making some new ones when the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th November 2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By Freddy
Arrow Does the small bronze belong to this bag ? If...

Does the small bronze belong to this bag ?

If so, I think it's a Sao bronze horseman figure (kotoko) from Chad. This would also give you a clue as to where the bag comes from.

I found this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,393
Posted By Freddy
Thumbs up Nice

In the book 'IJzerwerk van Centraal-Afrika' by H. Westerdijk, I found a drawing of a similar spearhead. This author writes that this type of spear comes from the Nkundu, Loi and/or northern Ntomba...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2012, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Freddy
Arrow I'm 53 years old and I've been collecting since...

I'm 53 years old and I've been collecting since the early 90's.

Although I must say that I've always been interested in knives and this from my early childhood. When we went on schooltrips (e.g. to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By Freddy
Arrow Yes, that's correct : it's a Chokwe axe. Strange...

Yes, that's correct : it's a Chokwe axe.

Strange that the blade can be fitted both ways. Then the axe becomes an adze. :confused:
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