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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Iain
I'd be going with Indian, the method of mounting...

I'd be going with Indian, the method of mounting the blade is not one I would associate with West African spears.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Iain
The longer piece - the leather work makes me...

The longer piece - the leather work makes me think of a Scottish dirk, perhaps an attempt at a recreation by someone?

The shorter piece, should be from SE Asia, I'm sure a member will be along...
Forum: Swap Forum 2nd February 2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Iain
On hold.

On hold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 36,341
Posted By Iain
Series with Tuaregs in Paris in 1909.

Series with Tuaregs in Paris in 1909.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 36,341
Posted By Iain
Tuaregs with a telek arm dagger clearly showing.

Tuaregs with a telek arm dagger clearly showing.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th January 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Iain
Lets try 250 EUR. :)

Lets try 250 EUR. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 24th January 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Iain
Lets try 300 EUR.

Lets try 300 EUR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Iain
This varies by region and the type of leather you...

This varies by region and the type of leather you are hoping to produce.

So-called Moroccan leather, produced in Hausa areas used a sumac tanning process. In other areas of the sahel acacia albida...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Iain
No problem, I knew it was on the edge. ;) Thanks...

No problem, I knew it was on the edge. ;)

Thanks for the details on the Barcarena setup. I find it odd how little the average person realizes the variety of water powered machinery in use from an...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd January 2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Iain
Tuareg allarh for sale

A very rare and high quality allarh. These are not easy to find. The price is a very reasonable 325 EUR. Shipping will depend on your location.

Contact by email (iain.norman@live.com) or forum PM.
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd January 2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Iain
165? Someone must want this! :)

165? Someone must want this! :)
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd January 2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Iain
A little west African package deal

1 dagger, 2 swords - 150 EUR. simple! :) Including shipping inside the EU, for shipping outside will cost a little bit more. iain.norman@live.com or forum PM.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Iain
Thanks Fernando!

Thanks Fernando!
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th January 2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Iain
European forges and water power

Hopefully this topic is fine for this part of the forum. I'm fascinated by water powered tools within European forges, which started from a pretty early period as I understand it and were heavily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Iain
IIRC = If I recall correctly. :)

IIRC = If I recall correctly. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By Iain
The author of the site is a member although I...

The author of the site is a member although I don't believe he's been active for a while. I recommend the 1939 paper referenced at the bottom of his web article.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Iain
Not my area of collecting but quality is...

Not my area of collecting but quality is recognizable in any area of arms and armour. :) Thanks for posting.
Forum: Swap Forum 16th January 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Iain
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Iain
This dagger is from the Sudan. See...

This dagger is from the Sudan. See http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1529085&partId=1&searchText=sudan+dagger&images=true&page=1 as a...
Forum: Swap Forum 16th January 2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Iain
Kaskara for sale

A nice one with metal hilt and single fuller blade. 190 EUR + shipping (roughly 10-15 EUR inside Europe, 15-20 EUR outside Europe).

Overall length 80cm. Complete with scabbard. These don't appear...
Forum: Swap Forum 15th January 2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Iain
Lets try 175 EUR?

Lets try 175 EUR?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th January 2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Iain
Well I finally completed these cases. In the end...

Well I finally completed these cases. In the end for lighting I ran a strip of flexible LEDs inside a groove in the top panel of the case. I'm pretty happy with the result.

The photo makes the light...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,827
Posted By Iain
Taking an approach grounded in extant examples is...

Taking an approach grounded in extant examples is never a bad thing and worth pursuing. I hope you can take the time to put some numbers together. I for one always enjoy reading primary...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,827
Posted By Iain
Percentage and preference cannot necessarily be...

Percentage and preference cannot necessarily be correlated when availability is a factor.

In any case, given that references have been something of a theme in this thread, I think a somewhat more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Iain
I would actually say there is quite a lot! While...

I would actually say there is quite a lot! While at face value this may seem a typical sword with a mark we have seen before, every example can hold clues to unravel a few of the mysteries that still...
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