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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, Iain, Not only the belt system. Also the...

Hi, Iain,
Not only the belt system. Also the perfect belt loop and the design on it. Such design used to be commonly struck on loops made of brass.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia...

Hi,
After spending more than 4 years in Ethiopia and collecting there I can just confirm again the pattern is typical for their sheaths, especially shabolaīs and goradeīs sheaths.
Regards,
Martuin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Itīs strange in connection with Takouba, but the ...

Itīs strange in connection with Takouba, but the pattern was really used in Ethiopia
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Congratulations - very well done ! I am comming a...

Congratulations - very well done !
I am comming a little bit late, nevertheless: also fine pemza powder applied with oil (and soft cloth) is very useful. Gold coftgari could be covered temporarily...
Forum: European Armoury 16th March 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc, I am enclosing basic...

Hi multumesc,
I am enclosing basic characteristics of the Austro-Hungarian M69 (I am afraid they are wrong as far as the site is concerned an I will ask Prague army museum for...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc and sorry for mistake. I meant 1869....

Hi multumesc and sorry for mistake. I meant 1869. I will sen you scans of pictures of AH cavalry M69 sabres on Monday.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc, Please, which site is this ?????...

Hi multumesc,

Please, which site is this ????? Such weapon is not mentioned in my "Sabres of Habsburk Monarchy , 16th - 20th century" by Konopisky .......... (There are several variations of model...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Fernando and multumesc, This is not Austrian...

Hi Fernando and multumesc,

This is not Austrian cavalry sabre model 1869. There is difference as far as the grip. handguard and scabbard are concerned.
The blade is, of course, Austrian, also the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Jasper, I think the first sword from the...

Hello Jasper,
I think the first sword from the top which you show in #18 is not pallasch, but long thrusting sword. Such swords were especially used by (heavy) cavalry to penetrate chainmail (e.g. in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for comments ! Detlef, I see it...

Thank you all for comments !
Detlef, I see it also very relaxed. They really used material which was available and which they considered nice. (I already wrote, I think, in some old thread, that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
flowers (of war ?)

Hi Valjhun,
Since you placed photo of a nice karabela with floral motive here, I am enclosing flower motives on Iranian shamsir just for pleasure. (The pictures are from the book "Sultanlarin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
African shield for pleasure and opinion

Hi,
Recently I acquired this shield and I would be interested in your opinion. Is it Turkana ? Or another neighboring tribe ? Length: 123 cm, width 59 cms. Decorations made of alluminium (wire, cap,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is kind of artefact which "they"...

This is kind of artefact which "they" are able to produce now, like before, at that area.

A few years ago I would say that this is not that kind of artefact which they used to copy "en mase" for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, I saw simmilar yellow metal floweret on...

Hi,
I saw simmilar yellow metal floweret on handles of some Afghan pulwars, but it was always smaller (nevertheless placed approx. in the same place)
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I donīt want to exclude India....., too. I am...

I donīt want to exclude India....., too. I am thinking about it further, since I did not see stones (an rounded axe motif) on such Sahel hammers
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, I saw something simmilar described as Touareg...

Hi,
I saw something simmilar described as Touareg salt adze from Mali. But if there is a head of "classical deer" as a decorative motif, it could also be from Morocco (Atlas ?) or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Russel, I donīt have books with me (re ethnic...

Hi Russel,
I donīt have books with me (re ethnic groups), nevertheless this is comming somewhere from the Nigerian-Cameroonian borderland, from the northern part. It occured in handicraft villages...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th February 2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ariel for this entry. Regards, Martin

Thank you Ariel for this entry.
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Claus and sorry - I did not look properly at...

Hi Claus and sorry - I did not look properly at the pictures and concerning those triangles I thought you were speaking just about the blackenig. I have not see such triangles on Somali weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
As far as "blued triangles" on the...

As far as "blued triangles" on the blade are concerned, it is not anything exceptional - at least four of the blades below were blackened too
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd February 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Claus and welcome to the forum, Hi vandoo, I...

Hi Claus and welcome to the forum,
Hi vandoo,

I think it is simplification to call alll Somali daggers just billao. "Somali Federative Republic" and its surrounding is big, consisting of many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,288
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi multumesc, If you treat old metal with water,...

Hi multumesc,
If you treat old metal with water, or water solution, water you use should be free of chlorine (destilled or boiled, at least). Otherwise, from the long time period point of view, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Emanuel, Thank you. Iīll try to contact...

Hi Emanuel,
Thank you. Iīll try to contact them.
Best regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Spiral stitching

Hello,
It looks that the craftsnmanship of spiral stitching (with wire) used by Ottoman makers of scabbards is dying out and it is becoming very difficult to find somebody who still handle this kind...
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