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Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Iain
I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)

I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
105 is sold.

105 is sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:40 AM
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Views: 218
Posted By Iain
116. Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass...

116.

Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass pommel.

100 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
107. A neat tribal takouba with native...

107.

A neat tribal takouba with native blade.

150 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
105. The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba....

105.

The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba. Older hilt with spherical pommel. You won't see another one like this for a long time. ;)

650 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
77. Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with...

77.

Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with cutouts to the top cap. Very pretty.

220 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
75. A really neat sword with a blade with...

75.

A really neat sword with a blade with multiple stamps, a native forte and an old hilt with narrow square guard and old pommel. Older than usual sword.

220 EUR
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
44. Nice pommel from bronze, native blade. 120...

44.

Nice pommel from bronze, native blade.

120 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Iain
Spring takouba sale

Its that time of year again when many swords must go. :-) I'll post them one by one.

As always contact for more images, shipping costs etc (usually 10-20 EUR). Email is iain.norman@live.com or PM...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,585
Posted By Iain
My entirely uneducated opinion also says walrus,...

My entirely uneducated opinion also says walrus, or at least marine ivory. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Iain
I would agree that the bolster plate with the...

I would agree that the bolster plate with the four petal motif (a common Berber element found deep into the Sahel) is probably later than the blade. Certainly looks like the decorative elements...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Iain
Right, well hopefully Jim or one of the other...

Right, well hopefully Jim or one of the other more European oriented members will have a go at the inscription. There are myriad versions of these, often spelled differently and making it a bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Iain
The sword you linked to is part of a specific...

The sword you linked to is part of a specific set. That is much earlier than the blade in the sword Ibrahiim presented.

The swords in your link were donated in a number of series to the arsenal in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By Iain
I am slightly unsure what is considered 'odd'...

I am slightly unsure what is considered 'odd' about this sword. Its a European blade of likely Solingen make.

It is not Ethiopian in anyway.

The hilt appears to be typical for Omani remounts. But I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Iain
I'm afraid my comment is going to be reduced to...

I'm afraid my comment is going to be reduced to just saying, what a beautiful sword! A pleasure to view it. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iain
The French source arrived (Touareg ahaggar -...

The French source arrived (Touareg ahaggar - collections ethnographiques du musée du bardo. Reliure inconnue). For completeness in the thread I thought I'd post an image of the sword in the book. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Iain
The guard unfortunately does not strike me as...

The guard unfortunately does not strike me as particularly old. I would suspect it is fairly modern from a reproduction or re-enactment sword. Or made particularly for this rehilt project.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iain
It really is an oddly effective way of mounting...

It really is an oddly effective way of mounting blades and is quite sturdy. A few more I have/had like this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, It very much looks to me that someone...

Hi Dave,

It very much looks to me that someone removed the pommel off the kattara, fitted the new guard and put it all back together to imitate a western 'knightly' sword.

Haven't seen it done to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iain
Thanks Martin, I like this word...

Thanks Martin,

I like this word "takoubology" and think I will start using it more! :)

Jim,

Great catch! I forgot about that sword! I'm attaching an image here for thread readers. You are...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th May 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, Indeed, I'm having a look round to see...

Hi Dave,

Indeed, I'm having a look round to see what will work best. Do you happen to know the color spectrum yours are on (3500k etc.)?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Iain
Thanks Dave, Reason I mention it is that mine...

Thanks Dave,

Reason I mention it is that mine are designed for three swords and there's not a huge gap to get 1" in without blocking the top sword. But I'm intrigued and will probably order a few....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, Thanks for the suggestion! My only...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the suggestion! My only concern would be how thick are the lights? I've got limited headroom in my cases.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iain
Thanks Jim, I recognized the marks in terms of...

Thanks Jim, I recognized the marks in terms of their stylistic source in Italian blades. But you may well be right regarding an Indian attribution.

The marks are struck a bit more shallow than I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iain
Thanks Charles, as Jim notes this one might be...

Thanks Charles, as Jim notes this one might be Indian, but for me that's not a downside, if anything it makes it more interesting as it shows an even more extended network of blade trading.
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