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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2021, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Dear Duccio, Thank you for posting the link...

Dear Duccio,

Thank you for posting the link to the interesting website www.memoire-africaine.com. However, I am afraid there is some missunderstanding here. The knife you describe as "bottom left"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2020, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello, I saw very similar (nearly identical)...

Hello,

I saw very similar (nearly identical) to the smaller one n the flea market in Ankara years ago. The blade was thick and very heavy. Also I saw similar on the market in Tbilisi (but with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Kubur

Thank you Kubur
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Ron, This is interesting Ethiopian...

Hello Ron,

This is interesting Ethiopian montage. The scabbards, this case, also comes from abroad (just like the blades ...). Unfortunately I am not able to identify...
Best,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Kubur. Thank you for interesting...

Hello Kubur.
Thank you for interesting pictures. Please, could you post some pictures of a typical Ottoman shield ? And also how it was/is called (if not kalkan) ? Thank you.

Best regards,
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Francantolin, Unfortunatelly, this is...

Hello Francantolin,

Unfortunatelly, this is purely touristic piece, probably made in Addis Ababa, and made recently. This one resembles Oromo shield. I think they started to make such copies ca...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 06:21 PM
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Views: 9,384
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am truly sorry ...

I am truly sorry ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 05:14 PM
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Views: 8,131
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Quotation Ariel: Meanwhile, the closest thing...

Quotation Ariel:
Meanwhile, the closest thing I could find is the very same book by Lebedynsky ( " Les Armes Orientales", p. 68). Both are guardless ( just like mine) and just as short ( compared...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,550
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
fourth from the left

fourth from the left
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Nice billao and cleaning (BTW, "billa" in Amharic...

Nice billao and cleaning (BTW, "billa" in Amharic language means knife - generally, in Somali language I donīt know, maybe too ?)
I am enclosing several old pictures with billao pommels (group in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,525
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yes, takoubas are in use - as a part of national...

Yes, takoubas are in use - as a part of national costume.... The scabbard itself, the leather part, is "old". I think I can say this as I saw production of "new" scabbards in that region ago.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,525
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I also think that the ornament extruded in the...

I also think that the ornament extruded in the skin (small triangles in the rows) indicatecsa "Nigerian" origin of the scabbard. (I hope that Iain as expert will add his comment)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,607
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Also the fastening with steel tape resembles...

Also the fastening with steel tape resembles south Zambia ...
But, frankly speaking, I have never seen spear attributed to Mozambique and so take my assumptions with a grain of salt. I you were told...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 07:12 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Ralph and welcome to the Forum. I donīt...

Hello Ralph and welcome to the Forum.
I donīt know, where are this spears and clubs from. What I can say as an "observer": The style of forging of the spearheads reminds me the dagger blades from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,692
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you very much for this very interesting and...

Thank you very much for this very interesting and nicely written essay and shearing your knowledge !

I donīt have anything to add, and, unfortunately, I also donīt have this kind of sword. I hope...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,693
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think the textile core of the handle of the...

I think the textile core of the handle of the smaller dagger was originally braided with narrow leather straps, not the "reptilian covering". The dagger seems to be relatively old and I am of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 08:45 AM
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Views: 4,693
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for showing this interesting daggers. I...

Thank you for showing this interesting daggers. I think that these "3dimensional" ones occur rarely. Yours is the second I have ever seen. The first one is mine. It was acquired in Libya years ago....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Just to add: The pendant which has Kirdi warrior...

Just to add: The pendant which has Kirdi warrior (1932) is similar to mine. Both of them are evoking tooth or claw. Maybe this could be the reason - decoration symbolizing the animal power ???
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello, I donīt know the purpose,nevertheless I...

Hello,
I donīt know the purpose,nevertheless I saw it in Maroua on the market many times from (2007 till 2011). I bought there one very old such pendant, made of copper (it is not with me, now).
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,841
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for information ! Best, ...

Thank you all for information !

Best,
Martin
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,841
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Corrado26. What do you think about...

Thank you Corrado26.
What do you think about the approximate age of the blade ? Half of 19th century ?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,841
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Three additional pictures

Three additional pictures
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:19 AM
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Views: 4,841
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
European saber blade - request for ID

Hello, I am shifting this tread from the "Ethno Chapter", since - maybe it belongs here:
Enclosed please find photos of relatively ordinary saber found in Ethiopia.
Please, does anybody know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,301
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is very nice sword. .... unfortunately, I...

This is very nice sword. .... unfortunately, I donīt know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,132
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Ron, Thank you. "N and H" was based in Addis...

Hi Ron, Thank you. "N and H" was based in Addis Ababa ?
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