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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for sharing your collection ! It is...

Thank you for sharing your collection ! It is very nice.

Some other discussions on this thema here...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th April 2020, 07:05 AM
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Views: 321
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Last year I bought similar knife on flea market...

Last year I bought similar knife on flea market in Beijing. The seller told me that her grandfather used the same knife for shaving his hair. The blade was the same, the handle was two times longer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is very nice knife (East African, probably...

This is very nice knife (East African, probably Yao ... :) and good discussion. Thank you.

(I think that such short tongue could derogate general working life and "load characteristic" of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 07:46 AM
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Views: 1,600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Richard

Thank you Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2020, 01:36 PM
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Views: 1,600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hereby I reset old thread. Pls is anybody able to...

Hereby I reset old thread. Pls is anybody able to translate the inscription ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for comments. Ibrahiim, I ment the...

Thank you all for comments. Ibrahiim, I ment the blade was not bent to the sides (and maybe except of the first 25 cms it is also springy ...).

I remember a relatively long discussion on the origin...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Arab (Yemeni) sword from Djibouti

Hello.
I am just posting a few pictures for pleasure (and any comment is warm welcome). The saber was bought in Djibouti, but it is of Yemeni origin for sure. It was used a lot ...,

Length: 88 cms,...
Forum: Swap Forum 17th January 2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Dear Rick and David, Thank you very much...

Dear Rick and David, Thank you very much !
Best
Martin
Forum: Swap Forum 16th January 2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Looking for Wilfred Thesiger books

I would like to buy the book by Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger "The Danakil Diary: Journeys through Abyssinia", 1930–34 Hammersmith, 1996, ISBN 0-00-638775-6.
The book contains the diaries he wrote in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you. So it seems, based on what Edster...

Thank you.
So it seems, based on what Edster wrote, that the Japan Sword company delivered some swords to Ethiopia, probably during the Haile Selassie era, since the style of the blade is similar to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sword "made in Japan" in Ethiopia

During Menelik II and Haile Selassie I, (blades of) swords and sabers were delivered to Ethiopia from many, or various at least, countries in Europe (e.g. Germany, France, UK, Italy, ...). It was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Ariel

Thank you Ariel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ariel, please, could you show any picture of a...

Ariel, please, could you show any picture of a typical Dashna ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Some examples are...

Some examples are here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21715
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Some old photos

Some old photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Ron, this is nice group. The shield...

Hello Ron, this is nice group. The shield remembers a lot, for sure, it has interesting original repairs. Maybe they repaired the damages caused during the active duty of such shields by iron...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Battara, your dagger is exceptional. The...

Hi Battara, your dagger is exceptional.
The filigree could also come from Ethiopia/Abyssinia and Eritrea, (some of old silver pendants, e.g. old crosslets are bedecked similarly here, also you can...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th December 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
What about Caucasus origin with Ottoman influence...

What about Caucasus origin with Ottoman influence (that kind of "cornflower" ...). I donīt have any idea about the age, but I would guess older than turn of 19/20 centuries.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th December 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It could also be from Niger or even Northern...

It could also be from Niger or even Northern Nigeria. It is not new, but what does old mean in Africa? (- nowadays even 30, 50 years is sometimes considered old).

They used layers of cardboard...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
The red colour was allegedly added when the owner...

The red colour was allegedly added when the owner of the shield killed an enemy or a dangerous animal (also on "Amaro/Ometo" shields)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It may be the sword is coming from Sudan or...

It may be the sword is coming from Sudan or bordering area with Ethiopia. As far as graven inscription is concerned, I think there was influence of Iranian weapons in Sudan (?)

Inscriptions: Years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Now I think they were (also) used by various...

Now I think they were (also) used by various peoples from Sidama and Arusi regions, maybe up to Bale Mountains ..., also allegedly Wolayta people and others (but now round, more classic shield is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This one is real. There is "new"/later...

This one is real. There is "new"/later handle fastening.
Currently they started to produce also imitations for tourists, but this is not the case.

You can find old photos here:
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your...

Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your additional remarks. And welcome to the forum, BAW.

The knife is not with me now and Iīll see it ca in half a year, again. Nevertheless, what I remember:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.

The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.
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