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Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2009, 03:47 PM
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Views: 1,343
Posted By RomaRana
Temporary Closing The Museum has suspended its...

Temporary Closing

The Museum has suspended its activities and is closed to the public for major renovations. This restoration work will continue for a period of eighteen months and has been made...
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,962
Posted By RomaRana
When Martin Scorsese was converting Herbert...

When Martin Scorsese was converting Herbert Asbury’s non fiction book, The Gangs of New York, to a movie he liked the story of Monk Eastman so much that he simply co-opted much of the character and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,962
Posted By RomaRana
I don't have my books with me and I might be...

I don't have my books with me and I might be slightly off on the details, but the story behind Monk's notches was that he was a Sherriff (bouncer) in a wild bar in his younger days. Every time he...
Forum: European Armoury 5th March 2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,962
Posted By RomaRana
Just a side note. The real Monk was actually...

Just a side note. The real Monk was actually named Monk Eastman. He was a turn of the century (1900) Jewish gang leader on the Lower East Side.
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By RomaRana
I think I would get that barreled and turned into...

I think I would get that barreled and turned into a full rifle if that was mine.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By RomaRana
100% Tuta. 100% lion. ;)

100% Tuta.

100% lion. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By RomaRana
Your Maasai sword is probably Nandi or Tuta (cant...

Your Maasai sword is probably Nandi or Tuta (cant see it that well) because of the pommel and hilt rings.

Maasai hilts are generally round with twine patterns under oxtail.

One way of identifying...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By RomaRana
I just found these. It is a picture of the...

I just found these. It is a picture of the Northern Maasai spear type. When I get home I will post the southern type.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By RomaRana
That my friend is a very rare pre 1890 southern...

That my friend is a very rare pre 1890 southern Maasai spear. Probably from the Kisongo, Purko, or Damat Maasai.

I'm at my other home and without my books but I will scan some pictures when I get...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By RomaRana
Looks very much like an east african spear head...

Looks very much like an east african spear head with a shovel profile But it has no socket for the haft. Strange item.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,086
Posted By RomaRana
It is a fimbo. The fimbo is a Swahili term for a...

It is a fimbo. The fimbo is a Swahili term for a cattle herding stick and they are generally used all over East Africa. Carved artistic ones are used as walking sticks by elders and as impromptu...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2007, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,270
Posted By RomaRana
Firstly, it is incorrect to think of East African...

Firstly, it is incorrect to think of East African spears in terms of set tribal groups. Cultural “borrowing” and “acquisition” is a very strong sociological force in the region. Spear morphology...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,270
Posted By RomaRana
The top spear is a “Purkko Maasai type.” But...

The top spear is a “Purkko Maasai type.” But that is not to say that only the Purkko Maasai use it.

I am preparing an in-depth explanation of spear typology and the cultural synthesis of Bantu...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By RomaRana
What was sword 7 listed as? Was it Maasai or...

What was sword 7 listed as? Was it Maasai or Kikuyu.

Thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd March 2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,547
Posted By RomaRana
Hi, my item arrived. thanks

Hi,

my item arrived.

thanks
Forum: Swap Forum 20th March 2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,547
Posted By RomaRana
Just checking on the status of my item. I have...

Just checking on the status of my item.

I have had a hard time getting in touch with you via PM and email.

Sorry if I am being annoying.

thanks again
Forum: Swap Forum 10th March 2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,547
Posted By RomaRana
Is keris 3 sold? If not I would like to buy it.

Is keris 3 sold? If not I would like to buy it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,919
Posted By RomaRana
The red scabbards are of great significance to...

The red scabbards are of great significance to the Maasai. The coming of the Maasai into East Africa during the Nilotic Diaspora is recorded and dated in Kikuyu oral tradition around 1750 to 1775....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,919
Posted By RomaRana
Manolo, The seme you posted dates at least to...

Manolo,

The seme you posted dates at least to 1935. This is because the development of this type of sword was probably related to the spear and weapons ordinance introduced by the British to quell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,919
Posted By RomaRana
Louie I believe one of your swords is actually...

Louie I believe one of your swords is actually Watuta. I have been involved in a serious study of this east African sword type for about two years now.

I uncovered several prints from the 1800's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,398
Posted By RomaRana
You could easily determine caliber by doing a...

You could easily determine caliber by doing a chamber cast with Cerrosafe....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By RomaRana
I actually have quite a few semes and i have...

I actually have quite a few semes and i have never seen anything like this. I have seen fur, wood, and the typical leather wraped over wood.

The blade has no midrib but it actually has two fullers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By RomaRana
Nicest Modern Seme I Have Ever owned

This is one of the nicest I have ever seen or run across. I wonder if the hilt was affixed after the blade was shaped or was it fitted afterwards, as it is an unusual one. The hilt seems to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By RomaRana
It was also an amazing exhibit. The book does not...

It was also an amazing exhibit. The book does not do the layout and lighting justice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By RomaRana
Thanks I think I will get that book.

Thanks

I think I will get that book.
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