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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your...

Kronckew, Cthulhu and BAW, Thank you for your additional remarks. And welcome to the forum, BAW.

The knife is not with me now and Iīll see it ca in half a year, again. Nevertheless, what I remember:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.

The saberīs hilt is not in Ethiopian style.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thanks for comments. I forgot to mention the...

Thanks for comments. I forgot to mention the length of the knife, which is 34 cms. From this I thought the handle could be wolf or small bear. The back is really rawhide.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
North American Indian knife

Please, could anybody advise which tribe and how old the knife could be ? Souvenier or real tool ?
My idea is either Eastern Plains Sioux or Assiniboin style of the sheath (???). I bought it in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ariel, yes, it is that Cretan style. And scabbard...

Ariel,
yes, it is that Cretan style. And scabbard is North African style ... Mediterranean See, or letīs say the whole area, is simply too small....
(e.g. one of my best qamas is comming from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Years ago I bought this two yatagans (pls see...

Years ago I bought this two yatagans (pls see picture enclosed) in Tunisian Djerba. Both of them have scabbard encased in a very thin brass sheat (I cleaned and repaired one of them also years ago,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Welcome to the forum, Pahouin. It should be...

Welcome to the forum, Pahouin.

It should be ceremoniell throwing knofe from the northern Nigeria - Pls look here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11296
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 53,702
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Not my field, but - I was told in China they used...

Not my field, but - I was told in China they used simillar (concave) knives for tonsure. But it could be any country from Iran to the east (?)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, I think it could be Shona o Ndebele spear. I...

Hi, I think it could be Shona o Ndebele spear. I saw very similar, the same length, in Zimbabwe.
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is very, very nice and skilled work !!! (btw...

This is very, very nice and skilled work !!! (btw the sickle weapon from the allied thread should allegedly be Borana machete from the Kenyan-Ethiopian borderland)

But I think in the case of old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi, For me it is important to have the item...

Hi,

For me it is important to have the item "complete". Regardless of whether it is Austro_Hungarian sabre (the value is higher) or e.g. Salampasu short sword. In the case of some of African weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sfenoid13, Thank you for your opinion re....

Sfenoid13, Thank you for your opinion re. Georgian and/or Black See origin and picture of your yatagan with a very similar blade. Blade of your yatagan is very similar.
The blade of my yatagan was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Sfenoid13, you probably have good eyes, so just...

Sfenoid13, you probably have good eyes, so just to avoid misunderstandings:
Bolster on one side was missing - and so it was completed after the acquisition (BTW by the skilled Turkish craftsmen, in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Kubur, thank you ! But it is different - there is...

Kubur, thank you ! But it is different - there is no beak on the handle of my yatagan. Enclosed please find cut-out from my previous picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Kronckew, the most similar is No 27,...

Thank you Kronckew, the most similar is No 27, but with longer protruberances.
Thank you also for the nice compact summarization of the expansion of this style of blade in ancient times. I meant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Kubur, I donīt have possibility to do another...

Kubur, I donīt have possibility to do another photos, now. The handle is made of ordinary horn, its mountings of brass (relatively thick plate).
"Ears": They are partially broken. It is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thanks for comments. The handle is Anatolian for...

Thanks for comments. The handle is Anatolian for sure. Re. the blade - I am definitely not an expert in yatagans, nevertheless to me it has "something like the Central Asian feel", too. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thumbs up Hello Belgian, The staff is nice and interesting...

Hello Belgian,

The staff is nice and interesting ! Unfortunately I am not expert in this field...
I think there was no reply for a complete four days since the theme is specialized and narrow (at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for the correction of the exposure ! (I...

Thank you for the correction of the exposure ! (I took photos at home before my current trip and the next possibility of some remedy/new pictures will be in November ...)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Origin of makerīs stamp on this yatagan

Hello,
Please, could you help with the origin of the stamp on the blade ? I think the style of the handle is Anatolian. The total length is 93 cms. I would say it is the best blade I have ever seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Jim, This knowledge is also thanks to...

Thank you Jim, This knowledge is also thanks to discussions with Roanoa and his archive.
BTW, the handle is is probably from rhino horn (?).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This was used by Galla from Wollo, probably Azebo...

This was used by Galla from Wollo, probably Azebo Galla people. Not Afar. I would not call it neither shotel, nor gile. It is genuine, more rare than normal gile or shotel. From my point of view it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Ron, Too much work ... The reason could be...

Hi Ron,

Too much work ...

The reason could be that time of big giles is over. Now you cannot see Afars and Kereyus freely and daily wearing this big daggers like 25 years ago. I donīt think that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is from central and western Sahel. I...

This is from central and western Sahel.
I personally donīt think the style (both the arrows and quiver) belongs just only to one concrete (ethnic) group. BTW - very nice !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 140,659
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Shields from Sidamo, Ethiopia

The picture with a group of people is from Bära village in Sidama, 1954-1955

Both pictures are from the book by Pascal Joannes "Private Collection of Ethiopian Art - Tribute to Tekalegn...
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