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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
knife from Indonesia - request for help in allocation...

This is not my field (my friendīs knife). Please, could you help with allocation: Where is the knife coming from, the name of the item in local language, tribe, purpose of use ? Many thanks
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I would say it is really bakelite. (There were...

I would say it is really bakelite. (There were various colour combinations developped for jewellery producers that time... )
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Pattern No 4 from J. Voos catalogue with brass...

Pattern No 4 from J. Voos catalogue with brass handle (National Museum, Addis Ababa)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, thank you for the Voos catalogue pictures...

Hi, thank you for the Voos catalogue pictures again. For me it is enlightening and a little surprise that the shapes Nos 4, 5 and 1 were delivered from Solingen. (I saw shape No 4 two times only in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am not 100 % sure, nevertheless I think it is...

I am not 100 % sure, nevertheless I think it is bakelite.

And it is original mount for sure.

As you recalled, bakelite was also used for the hilts. That time ordinary people looked at utility...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sorry for the late answer, I was travelling a...

Sorry for the late answer, I was travelling a little.
First of all, thank you roanoa for the identification of the blade, I did not see it before (and thanks for reference to Julius Voos catalogue,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I forgot to ad: The blade is cca 1 cm thick at...

I forgot to ad: The blade is cca 1 cm thick at its base, The "yelmen" part takes ca half of the total length and is sharp from both sides, The sabre is heavy and the blade is not flexible. Pronounced...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Here it is

Here it is
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Interesting book by Russian cavalry officer, who...

Interesting book by Russian cavalry officer, who accompanied Ethiopian army racing into souther territories to expand the Ethiopian Empire:
http://www.seltzerbooks.com/ethiopathroughrussianeyes.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Roanoa, such lembds are no longer for sale in...

Hi Roanoa, such lembds are no longer for sale in Addis. I could be an (letīs hope old) property of the dancers ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,151
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am also of the opinion it is rather European...

I am also of the opinion it is rather European blade, but it does not seem to be one of those typical custom-designed (decorated with etching "on Ethiopian requests").
The blade from Zlatoust dated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day

Addis Ababa, December 8, 2018
Photos from BBC
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Old Ethiopian club - request for translation

This club used to be typical for Harrerge region and allegedly also Arusi. Even now a few old men wear it when visiting weekly markets around Harrar. I donīt know if it is possible, but I am very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
... and museums, of course

... and museums, of course
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi and welcome, Both swords are very typical for...

Hi and welcome,
Both swords are very typical for Ethiopia/Emperorīs times. They are in a very nice condition. The handle of shotel is of rhino horn. (Now you would not find it in Etrhiopia complete -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,280
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Jens, Tiya is ca 70 kms south of Addis...

Hi Jens,

Tiya is ca 70 kms south of Addis Ababa.

Sagalassos is ancient city in southwestern Turkey. Not a port like other famous big ancient cities - jus a small town cca 100 kms from the coast, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,280
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sagalassos

Details of weapons:
- funerary urn
- torso of emperor (2-3 cntr AD)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
It looks like one of monitor lizards (varan)...

It looks like one of monitor lizards (varan) hide. The range where the African locals used this hide is very wide. If I may guess in it could most probably be from Equator to the Tropic of Cancer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,280
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Tiya menhirs

This burial menhirs are from Tiya, Ethiopia - archeological UNESCO World Heritage site. It should be from 10 - 15 century. Enigmatic symbols are allegedly swords (if not space shuttles) - reportedly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Roanoa, The handle built-up from pieces of...

Hi Roanoa,
The handle built-up from pieces of horn is typical for several parts of Ethiopia (Harerge, Bale, Shewa and some parts in the south). The shape of guard and pommel is, I think, atypical - I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I donīt know. It is really old. The faceting of...

I donīt know. It is really old. The faceting of trunk could be reference to Sudan. Precise work and central rib with pans could show Somal or old Amhara ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Elegant light spear head from Ethiopia - just for pleasure

Length 53 cms, light but strong, nicely and carefully forged. Old "patina".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I am not expert in "Turkish" weapons,...

I am not expert in "Turkish" weapons, nevertheless my view is, that you have nice kilij - from the category of "ordinary or normal kilijis" (very nice blade, nice handle, normal - maybe beg. of 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,053
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for reminder of this interesting...

Thank you for reminder of this interesting previous thread. I nearly forgot....
The drawings of the swords are from
"Handbook of ethnic units in Nigeria" (Veroffentlichungen des Frobenius-Instituts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,053
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Iain, Finally possibility to assign this old...

Hi Iain,
Finally possibility to assign this old sword (photos below), which is very similar to the sword which is on your photo together with the spearhead an takouba. - Do you, please, know the...
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