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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Iain
The sword with three fullers is more or less...

The sword with three fullers is more or less identical to the crescents found on blades common to African broadswords, kaskara and takouba. This version of the mark is typically later (19th century)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Iain
Ok, as you probably know a great number of blades...

Ok, as you probably know a great number of blades found in this style of mount are trade blades from the 18th century and some from the 17th. At a guess this one would fall into the 18th century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Iain
Any markings on the blade?

Any markings on the blade?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Iain
Pulwar.

Pulwar.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th March 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Iain
Lovely piece, thanks for sharing. I always...

Lovely piece, thanks for sharing. I always appreciate viewing even if I don't have an insightful comment to contribute. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Iain
Hi guys, Thanks for the interest and questions....

Hi guys,

Thanks for the interest and questions. :)

Regarding a date, I would place this in the very early 19th century for the mounts, but more likely in the 18th century. This is mainly based on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Iain
Just going with a pure guess and because of the...

Just going with a pure guess and because of the diversity the region seems to hold, perhaps these could be from the Arunachal Pradesh area?

Most likely I am completely off by a thousand miles. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Iain
Little surprised this didn't attract any more...

Little surprised this didn't attract any more comment. Perhaps it would be interesting for members to see the condition of the sword when I received it for comparative purposes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Iain
The blade looks to be in good condition to me and...

The blade looks to be in good condition to me and reasonably clean.

The lack of distal taper is intriguing, how's the balance and feel in the hand? :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By Iain
Nicely done Tim, interesting things!

Nicely done Tim, interesting things!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Iain
Surprised nobody commented on this! Not my field...

Surprised nobody commented on this! Not my field but I'd like to see the thread get some attention. The rather obvious comparison that comes to mind is of course something dha related. A bit a Naga...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Iain
Hi Martin, The line I've taken reflects the...

Hi Martin,

The line I've taken reflects the range south to the level of Bida and across to Foumban in Cameroon where we also have verified takouba use.

I agree the map should extend the range...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Iain
Yes, the form is typical for the entire western...

Yes, the form is typical for the entire western Sahel and deep into West and Central Africa. Here's a rough range map I threw together. If anything the range is a bit larger than that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Iain
Sorry didn't spot this before! Yes, this looks...

Sorry didn't spot this before! Yes, this looks like a 1970s-1990s sword.

The blade decoration is a late variation. While perhaps not specifically tourist, it is certainly not very old.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Iain
Solingen, Germany is almost a certainty.

Solingen, Germany is almost a certainty.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Iain
Just another takouba...

Yes, yes, I really should buy something else some day but... Here's another one I recently have been restoring. I quite like it!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Iain
Yes Adamawa region or into North Cameroon as...

Yes Adamawa region or into North Cameroon as well.

The spear point I think is a slightly modification done to assist in armour piercing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Iain
I would hesitate to be so exact. :) I would say...

I would hesitate to be so exact. :) I would say between 1920s and 1960s is likely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Iain
Nice knives. All are from Cameroon or Nigeria ...

Nice knives. All are from Cameroon or Nigeria and are generally considered Hausa. Probably all twentieth century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Iain
What Greg said. ;) Very nice example, congrats!

What Greg said. ;) Very nice example, congrats!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th February 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Iain
It does indeed happen for replicating, but this...

It does indeed happen for replicating, but this was the first time I'd run across a museum using it for a display piece. In terms of home printing, using any material other than plastic is still...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th February 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Iain
3D printing used for replica for Museum

Interesting article.

http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printing-produces-a-perfect-replica-of-a-6th-century-sword/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,287
Posted By Iain
I should also mention the image illustrates a...

I should also mention the image illustrates a cavalryman of the Moundang people. One of the groups within the Mandara region of north Cameroon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,287
Posted By Iain
I just realized I have an incredibly clear image...

I just realized I have an incredibly clear image of one of these cuirass being worn from 1905 I never posted. It is from northern Cameroon.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Iain
When do you start the museum. ;) Very nice piece,...

When do you start the museum. ;) Very nice piece, I always appreciate seeing the interesting pieces you have, sadly I can't comment on the specific questions you had but hopefully others will!
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