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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Iain
The Toma are within the group of Mande peoples. I...

The Toma are within the group of Mande peoples. I agree the hilt seems to be the same as examples of Toma swords. I've seen a Toma sword in Wolf's collection which has a takouba blade. So I think its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,000
Posted By Iain
I'd agree. The blade looks to be sheet steel and...

I'd agree. The blade looks to be sheet steel and very crude.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Iain
Hi Charles, agree on the dating. Locally made...

Hi Charles, agree on the dating. Locally made blade I would think but hard to say given the amount of polishing on the fullers. Looks quite good quality though.

Scabbard doesn't look 'Tuareg' to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Iain
That would require re-tempering the blade and is...

That would require re-tempering the blade and is utterly inconsistent with the characteristics of the blade.

This blade was obviously forged in the shape seen here. A lovely piece Martin, I agree...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th October 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By Iain
Still have these available. A bargain at 125 EUR...

Still have these available. A bargain at 125 EUR including shipping inside the EU.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Iain
No problem, I suspect the attribution in the...

No problem, I suspect the attribution in the British museum to that location is simply the point of collection and may not necessarily indicate it is actually made there.

This Beja man is carrying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Iain
Its from Somalia. The faceted socket and shape to...

Its from Somalia. The faceted socket and shape to the head are distinctive....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Iain
Very nice piece, looks much older than most...

Very nice piece, looks much older than most daggers I've seen with that style of hilt. The blade shape seems unusual as well?
Forum: Swap Forum 4th October 2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Iain
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Iain
The bird depicted on Martin's sword is a grouse...

The bird depicted on Martin's sword is a grouse or very similar game bird. The head and tail are distinctive.
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd October 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Iain
Lets try 80 EUR.

Lets try 80 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st October 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Iain
Masai spear for sale

Nice example with good sharp blade. Breaks down into two pieces for shipping. Some surface rust. Just needs some attention. I've had it sitting around for ages.

100 Eur + shipping (about 25 eur...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By Iain
A lovely piece, I too have always liked the form...

A lovely piece, I too have always liked the form of these and the wootz blade is quite clearly visible. I'm surprised it is fullered, other wootz blades I have seen in these mounts have been without...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Iain
Tough to say, the hilt is usually a large part of...

Tough to say, the hilt is usually a large part of IDing a region for daggers. So that makes it quite a bit harder! I agree it looks like it was made from a file.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Iain
At least regarding African spears I highly...

At least regarding African spears I highly recommend Wolf's website: http://www.africanarms.com as a starting point.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,369
Posted By Iain
Thanks Teodor, there are another two at least in...

Thanks Teodor, there are another two at least in Germany the Bremen museum (this might be one of them?).

Photo is courtesy of Wolf.

I am not sure where the one from Stone has ended up.

With mine,...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Iain
Finally there is also the excellent ethnographic...

Finally there is also the excellent ethnographic museum Martin mentioned, Náprstkovo. While this is not a particularly large museum they have regularly changing exhibits. The top floor also has a...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Iain
Hussite etc.

Hussite etc.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Iain
Rest of the images.

Rest of the images.
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Iain
I thought I'd bring this topic back to life for a...

I thought I'd bring this topic back to life for a bit. The Schwarzenberg Palace armoury is still around and of course a wonderful gallery. However there are a few other places off the beaten track...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Iain
Could be around Zinger or Katina?

Could be around Zinger or Katina?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,369
Posted By Iain
Its based from the Denham sketch, including all...

Its based from the Denham sketch, including all the objects pictured. Friend was kind enough to send me a quick pic. Looks like the later book simply copied and changed up the pose a bit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Iain
The smaller pair are certainly Hausa, not sure...

The smaller pair are certainly Hausa, not sure about the other one.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,369
Posted By Iain
Thanks! Its a very similar sketch to the Denham...

Thanks! Its a very similar sketch to the Denham one. The high neck protector I think was leather, I haven't seen an extant example with one, however mine clearly has holes where it could be attached.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,369
Posted By Iain
Hi Teodor, Yep you are right, not sure why its...

Hi Teodor,

Yep you are right, not sure why its not in Denham's two volumes of his travels but at least I found a copy. It provides a nice benchmark for us to assume these cuirasses were used at...
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