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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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Posted By gp
Enclosed my latest "gain " : a...

Enclosed my latest "gain " : a Mangbetu dagger (sape or sapi), although its origin could also be Boa
It was used by both men and women, with or without sheath / leather scabbard.
Length is 16 cm and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2020, 12:37 PM
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Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
next to the map I already downloaded, please find...

next to the map I already downloaded, please find here a second one which might assist all of you further when it comes to ethnic / tribal determination
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 08:53 PM
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Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
thnx / go raibh maith agat to Kmaddock for...

thnx / go raibh maith agat to Kmaddock for pasting the link in another request, looking at the blade and all leather scabbard and handle... it comes close to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 09:59 PM
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Posted By gp
je Vous merci ! Much obliged ! and no problem /...

je Vous merci ! Much obliged ! and no problem / pas de souci: I certainly can do with all these tips bein' the new kid in this group and also new to cold weapons restauration
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
merci beaucoup, thnx a lot ! I did work on the...

merci beaucoup, thnx a lot ! I did work on the wooden handle with fine steel wool (0000 / wood finishing) and the result is as you see very well except for the top.
As these inscriptions are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 02:01 PM
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Posted By gp
5

5
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 02:00 PM
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Posted By gp
4 after and before cleaning

4 after and before cleaning
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 02:00 PM
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Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
3 after and before cleaning

3 after and before cleaning
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 01:59 PM
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Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
2 after and before cleaning

2 after and before cleaning
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 01:58 PM
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Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
1 after and before cleaning

1 after and before cleaning
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 01:46 PM
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Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
so as promised the result of some elbow grease......

so as promised the result of some elbow grease... first a bored cat due to lack of attention... :shrug:
(although the cat and the cane corso thought my fingers interesting: indeed they did smell like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
a few pics from a century ago : a Salampasu...

a few pics from a century ago : a Salampasu group, twice Boa with their short swords / long knives from around 1910-1920
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
just collected it from the seller and the root...

just collected it from the seller and the root cause is even more simple, amazing but very logical than we could have guessed...


the seller told me it was caused by animal fat, which was used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th September 2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By gp
a few more. even in statues they were shown

a few more. even in statues they were shown
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th September 2020, 11:50 PM
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Views: 679
Posted By gp
Old African scarification knives from Congo

Although I noticed African knives have been discussed occassionally here since appox 2007 , I could not find anything on Scarification (AKA tattoo) knives?
Whilst it was / is such an important part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
Merci and grazie Pieje & Duccio !

Merci and grazie Pieje & Duccio !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
I just got this Konda and think to leave the...

I just got this Konda and think to leave the wooden handle untouched, except for a little oil to keep it from drying out...but have to see when it arrives what the white colour is. Your thoughts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
grazie mille Duccio !

grazie mille Duccio !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
some nice pics of a Ekonda (Mongo) leader (Nkumu)...

some nice pics of a Ekonda (Mongo) leader (Nkumu) in the former Belgian Congo

and interesting info in this link http://www.forensicfashion.com/1878CongoleseWarrior.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
so what would be your advice concering cleaning...

so what would be your advice concering cleaning these 2 Boa knives:
leave it as they presently are or still clean it? thnx a lot
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
and 2 short swords of the Boa : handle iron with...

and 2 short swords of the Boa : handle iron with copper 42 cm , blade 34 cm also before 1940
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 08:40 PM
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Posted By gp
3rd one

3rd one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 08:39 PM
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Posted By gp
2nd one

2nd one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,472
Posted By gp
Hereby 3 daggers of mine: all Congolese,...

Hereby 3 daggers of mine: all Congolese, purchased from the collection of a Belgian monastery in Belgium which closed its doors recently
All dated before 1940 ( gifts from missionaries between 1910...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,127
Posted By gp
if this is the painting, it's by Jan de Bray made...

if this is the painting, it's by Jan de Bray made in 1659,
presently in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam NL
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