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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Yvain
Hi everyone ! Here is the pictures I promised...

Hi everyone !

Here is the pictures I promised yesterday.

As you can see on the comparative picture, the border is in the same style, and most likely made with the same tool on the sheath and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Yvain
Thanks to all for your comments ! Seems like I...

Thanks to all for your comments ! Seems like I was right to suggest it to my brother ;)


Motan, thanks a lot for all this information ! I will take pictures tomorrow to illustrate what I'm about to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Yvain
Hi Motan, Sorry for the late reply, I had to...

Hi Motan,

Sorry for the late reply, I had to wait for a day off to take pictures of my shibriya under natural light.


It was bought without provenance in France. As you can see, it is a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Yvain
Very nice shibriya Motan ! My brother gifted me...

Very nice shibriya Motan !

My brother gifted me an interesting one for Christmas that I need to show here.


Are those seals at the end of the chains on the second one ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Yvain
Hi everyone ! Thanks for your kind words !...

Hi everyone !


Thanks for your kind words ! It's always difficult for me to write down the results of my research since English isn't my first language, but it is definitely worth it when I read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Yvain
Now for the technical part (and more pictures !)...

Now for the technical part (and more pictures !) : this knife is most likely from the beginning of the 20th century. The blade is locally made and very finely forged, with two deep fullers on each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Yvain
Some considerations regarding the Gile - Billao hybrid

Some times ago, I was lucky enough to acquire a specimen of this very uncommon type of knife, and decided to do some research on its origins, here is the result.


Those of you already familiar with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Yvain
Hi Kubur, Just trying to make our research...

Hi Kubur,

Just trying to make our research endeavours easier ;)


Thanks to everyone !

I didn't expect the thread to catch on so quickly and I fear I don't have much to contribute myself...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Yvain
Online museum collections

Hi all !

Has there ever been an attempt on this forum to compile every online museum collections containing vast or important ethnographic weapon collections ?

I personally use them a lot in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,832
Posted By Yvain
For the archives, I think I found something...

For the archives, I think I found something similar to this sword (while searching for a different type of Mandara short sword...), though we would need to require unsheathed pictures from the museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Yvain
If I'm not mistaken, the inscription reads...

If I'm not mistaken, the inscription reads "Crete Chania", which is the second largest city of Crete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By Yvain
Thanks a lot to you all ! I have no problem...

Thanks a lot to you all ! I have no problem translating from English to French, but the other way around is way more tricky for me, especially when the French text itself is in written in somewhat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By Yvain
And here is the translation ! It wasn't an easy...

And here is the translation ! It wasn't an easy one (English isn't my first language), so if anything is unclear, feel free to ask me and I will try to rephrase it with my own words.

I want to add...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By Yvain
Hi ! There is some good information in...

Hi !


There is some good information in "Essai sur l'épée des Touareg de l'Ahaggar" by Morel, however, the article is in French. I will translate the relevant extract for you, but I won't be able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By Yvain
Just to add my two cents on the takouba...

Just to add my two cents on the takouba similarities, the takouba scabbards are actually really different in construction and materials. Morel describes them extensively in his article on the Tuareg...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Yvain
Interesting sword Marc ! Nice blade indeed, I'm...

Interesting sword Marc ! Nice blade indeed, I'm pretty sure I've seen it before, did you bought it from a French auction house by any chance ?

Surprisingly, this is not the first blade with those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By Yvain
What's up with vendors claiming everything is...

What's up with vendors claiming everything is from Indonesia ? Same thing happened to me when I bought my Agadez knife ! 😆
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By Yvain
"Proper knife" and "made for...

"Proper knife" and "made for visiting French colonizers" aren't mutually exclusive. Camille Lacoste, in her article "Sabres Kabyles"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By Yvain
Some observations regarding the "ahrer" Tuareg shield

Hi everyone,

Here is some observations regarding the “ahrer”, the rawhide shield of the Tuareg. Some days ago, one went up for auction in my country; sadly, the bids went way too high for me (and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,133
Posted By Yvain
Hi, While the leather indeed looks like it...

Hi,



While the leather indeed looks like it should be nourished, I would personally recommend (pure) neatsfoot oil, it may darken the leather, but would be easier to apply, and doesn't contain wax...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Yvain
That's a very impressive blade ! I've found the...

That's a very impressive blade ! I've found the same shape here : http://www.africanarms.com/gallery?3-mbole-64-5-cm described as Mbole, however, the grip on your example is very different. What is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By Yvain
Hi Marc, You're right, learning from each other...

Hi Marc,

You're right, learning from each other is one of the great strength of this forum ! Though as I am but a student on the subject, do not take for granted what I said, and I'm looking forward...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,512
Posted By Yvain
As Jim rightfully said, there is no need to do...

As Jim rightfully said, there is no need to do more than removing old oil/grease (if there is any), and stabilizing active rust.


For leather conservation, I actually recommend neatsfoot oil, as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By Yvain
Nice blade, I think this is an older example (due...

Nice blade, I think this is an older example (due to the leather work too), however, I would like to point out that the "guard" (for lack of a better term) seems to be missing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,814
Posted By Yvain
I posted my reply before seeing your new pictures...

I posted my reply before seeing your new pictures after cleaning. Indeed, I would not clean it further either, but if you ever happen upon another old weapon caked in old grease, alcool (pure 90°...
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