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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:45 AM
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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: 4,212
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: 367
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: 555
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: 555
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: 555
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: 1,021
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: 1,231
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 505
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: 1,883
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: 772
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: 1,783
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: 935
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: 1,412
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: 7,225
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°...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,225
Posted By Yvain
Hi GP, I don't know if you've tried that yet,...

Hi GP,

I don't know if you've tried that yet, but in my (limited) experience, alcool with fine steel wool (0000 / wood finishing) works wonder for old grease, dried out oil, and dirt. However, be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Yvain
Hi Jim ! You raise a fascinating question...

Hi Jim !

You raise a fascinating question here, with a very interesting specimen ! The origin of dukari marks on North African trade blades has been discussed on this forum before, if I'm not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By Yvain
Hi Marc ! Nice to see another takouba lover on...

Hi Marc ! Nice to see another takouba lover on the forum !

The one with the brass hilt has a nice blade, albeit sharpened alot, it could even be an European trade blade, considering the regularity...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By Yvain
Thanks Fernando ! Even late 17th century it...

Thanks Fernando ! Even late 17th century it seems. (Picture cropped and taken from "Les Vrays principes de l'espée seule", Philibert de La Touche, 1670.)
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By Yvain
Early 18th century foil it seems :...

Early 18th century foil it seems : https://ahfi.org/weapon-descriptions/foil-fioretto-floretfleuret/ Do you have more pictures ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th August 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By Yvain
Hi, This one : http://www.africanarms.com/

Hi,

This one : http://www.africanarms.com/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By Yvain
Did you check on African Arms ?

Did you check on African Arms ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Yvain
Thanks Jim, you're too kind with me ! As you...

Thanks Jim, you're too kind with me !

As you noted, access to the literature is indeed one of the most challenging aspect in our field of study, and I can't thank you enough for your generosity in...
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