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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Iain
I thought it would be worthwhile just for those...

I thought it would be worthwhile just for those who may come across this thread in the future to show a few heavier bladed taks and also a comparison of pommels. :-)

This is not in any way to draw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Iain
Yes, these are the hallmarks of the modern...

Yes, these are the hallmarks of the modern takouba and sadly don't reflect the fighting swords of the 19th century. Particularly those with imported blades. The main reason for the light weight is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Iain
Hi Miguel, My comment is based on a few aspects....

Hi Miguel,

My comment is based on a few aspects. Mainly to do with the shape and form of the blade.

The piece you have exhibited has rough "fullers" or grooves which are made by grinding, not...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By Iain
The blade is what it is, a nice and old European...

The blade is what it is, a nice and old European blade. I won't comment on the mounting and age.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,301
Posted By Iain
The blade is what it is, a nice and old European...

The blade is what it is, a nice and old European blade. I won't comment on the mounting and age.
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By Iain
Of course, I am directly referencing where I was...

Of course, I am directly referencing where I was mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,301
Posted By Iain
Of course, I am directly referencing where I was...

Of course, I am directly referencing where I was mentioned.
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By Iain
Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help...

Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help and expertise of a friend some time ago (he's a member here but I will leave it to him to elaborate if he chooses) when I was first asked to look at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,301
Posted By Iain
Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help...

Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help and expertise of a friend some time ago (he's a member here but I will leave it to him to elaborate if he chooses) when I was first asked to look at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Iain
Dongola is the best attribution I've ever seen if...

Dongola is the best attribution I've ever seen if a tad imprecise still.

This one looks decidedly 20th century based on the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Iain
Never hurts to have another sharp and pointy...

Never hurts to have another sharp and pointy thing. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Iain
A pretty standard takouba of the 20th century or...

A pretty standard takouba of the 20th century or even the 21st. Likely not older than the 1970s.

The P mark looks to be a re-purposed European stamp and the blade is made from available scrap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Iain
Because the fancy leather work sells well, might...

Because the fancy leather work sells well, might be an answer? While the skill in metal work seems to have dropped off in the 20th century the leather workers do not seem to have been so effected....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Iain
This. Seen quite a few over the years and none...

This. Seen quite a few over the years and none struck me as particularly old. Perhaps a take on a sword stick style due to colonial influence?
Forum: Swap Forum 20th July 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
A nice old European blade with a great older...

A nice old European blade with a great older hilt.

300 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
Interesting sabre type of takouba. Slim and long...

Interesting sabre type of takouba. Slim and long blade. Great quality to the steel.

250 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
Still open to offers and a few more going up for...

Still open to offers and a few more going up for sale.

A very rare five fuller blade with brass hilt. Some damage to pommel. These are extremely hard to find in takouba.

300 EUR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Iain
It's as nice in the hand as it looks. ;)

It's as nice in the hand as it looks. ;)
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)

I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
105 is sold.

105 is sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
116. Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass...

116.

Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass pommel.

100 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
107. A neat tribal takouba with native...

107.

A neat tribal takouba with native blade.

150 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
105. The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba....

105.

The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba. Older hilt with spherical pommel. You won't see another one like this for a long time. ;)

650 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
77. Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with...

77.

Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with cutouts to the top cap. Very pretty.

220 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Iain
75. A really neat sword with a blade with...

75.

A really neat sword with a blade with multiple stamps, a native forte and an old hilt with narrow square guard and old pommel. Older than usual sword.

220 EUR
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