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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2018, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Pieje
Indeed from the KONDA or neigboring tribes in...

Indeed from the KONDA or neigboring tribes in Congo.
I agree it isn't very old, relatively weak blade which is not forged.
Might be from around 1950, but probably slightly younger.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By Pieje
Seems old, might well be a Koto sword (1600 or...

Seems old, might well be a Koto sword (1600 or older).
Koshirae are of decent quality as far I can see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Pieje
N°4 is indeed a faked Japanese sword, probably...

N°4 is indeed a faked Japanese sword, probably made in China.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Pieje
I can assure you that knives with such handle are...

I can assure you that knives with such handle are definitely tourist pieces.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,279
Posted By Pieje
However I suspect the other one to have a...

However I suspect the other one to have a European blade?
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,279
Posted By Pieje
This one with (dark) ivory handle and locally...

This one with (dark) ivory handle and locally made blade.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,279
Posted By Pieje
These are indeed what they call “ethnographical...

These are indeed what they call “ethnographical Mbele a Lulendo swords”, based on the Portuguese swords introduced at the Bakongo kingdom as early as end of 15th century.
First the original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Pieje
A very recent Congo knife with some Lega...

A very recent Congo knife with some Lega characteristics.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pieje
I asked a friend for a translation of the...

I asked a friend for a translation of the mei/signature.

The mei reads "Katsukuni" (Darani school), a Shinto smith who lived in Kaga (Ishikawa Prefecture). Thus dating from the period 1600-1764.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Pieje
Nothing ugly on this one!!

Nothing ugly on this one!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Pieje
Definitely African, probably central Africa. I...

Definitely African, probably central Africa.
I own several copper bladed knives and spears. These are not suited to be used as a weapon by the softness of copper, but are indeed symbols of status,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By Pieje
Charles is right that it isn't a good quality...

Charles is right that it isn't a good quality Ovambo knife. Seems to show some signs of use, but will probably be younger than I initially wrote. During the 50s and especially the 60s-70s quality...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By Pieje
Good authentic knife, not very old, perhaps...

Good authentic knife, not very old, perhaps 1930-1950
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Pieje
Same for me, I only collect central African...

Same for me, I only collect central African knives. But I'm also confident yours is from above that region, thus North Africa. The use of leatherwork is a typical feature.

I had a look in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Pieje
North Africa.

North Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pieje
Me neither! I also have a Benge sword (Congo) in...

Me neither!
I also have a Benge sword (Congo) in my collection with a human figure, but this type of decoration is very rarely seen on Congo blades.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pieje
Thumbs up Agree!

Agree!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pieje
When kept in good condition, there was no need to...

When kept in good condition, there was no need to aggressively clean or polish. But such weapons like mine (and many others brought back at the time) were no knives for everyday use, but parade,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pieje
I only speak about cleaning/preserving the metal,...

I only speak about cleaning/preserving the metal, which is not the same as altering a weapon by sharpening its edge or colouring feathers.
Cleaning would reveal details of the forging process,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd August 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pieje
I agree with Sajen. A & B = Ngombe, Poto C =...

I agree with Sajen.

A & B = Ngombe, Poto
C = Lokele, So, Topoke
D = Mongo group (mostly referred to the Saka) - nothing to do with the Azande.
E = Mongo group (mostly referred to the Konda).

Also,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,258
Posted By Pieje
Several months ago I've sent a naginata from...

Several months ago I've sent a naginata from Europe to the USA using DHL.
I bought a 2m long plastic tube to be sure it arrived safely, off course it did.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pieje
By a friend here in Belgium. Send me a PM if you...

By a friend here in Belgium. Send me a PM if you want his contact info and price :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pieje
Hi Colin, here are some more :-)

Hi Colin, here are some more :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pieje
Thanks Marius! But this type of knife is not rare...

Thanks Marius!
But this type of knife is not rare so you could easily find another one yourself.
Another from my collection:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Pieje
I have several of these knives in my collection:

I have several of these knives in my collection:
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