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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mauro
Lunda (?) Himba (?) knife

I found this knife but I am not able to establish which tribe is it and I hope somebody in the forum can help me.
The blade is flat and hand made and hammered. The margins have suffered for some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,243
Posted By Mauro
splendid example

it is sometime that I do not attend the forum and I missed the previous part of the thread that is very interesting as usual when Iain is showing his takoubas. All the examples are very interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mauro
The blade seems to have a style similar to many...

The blade seems to have a style similar to many blades around the Victoria lake. It could be older than the handle and I would suggest that it has been recycled for this new knife. The handle seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mauro
Some of these knives looks not very well made may...

Some of these knives looks not very well made may be because some people says that were made for tourists at the beginning of last century. This one in particular has an hand made handle and an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mauro
I also noted this sword but I did not enter the...

I also noted this sword but I did not enter the auction. In my opinion is a good old Konda-Kundu knife-sword. The handle is peculiar of this tribal group and Gosseau (1997) report an executioner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
I did not explained myself properly. I suggested...

I did not explained myself properly. I suggested that D'Anv could be an abbreviation for D'Anville, D'Anverse, etc. but it simply a speculation. Thanks Iain for a good explanation of the use of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
Sorry my ignorance Martin but how it looks like...

Sorry my ignorance Martin but how it looks like an "imperial pome" ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
I agree with Jim and Iain that the blade is XVII...

I agree with Jim and Iain that the blade is XVII to XVIII century but may be somebody would be able to add some more information on this type of blade. Usually after the XVII century, with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
Hi Iain, you are right and I shall post it also...

Hi Iain, you are right and I shall post it also on the European blade section. Now we see what the forum says
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
I had to remove the photos. I shall post them...

I had to remove the photos. I shall post them again tomnorrow. Sorry for this problem.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,432
Posted By Mauro
Takouba w XVII century European blade

I would like to have your impression on a Takouba that I recently bouth. The sword has seen better times but to my eyes still remain an interesting piece. It has a straight high quality steel blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mauro
Hi Iain, regarding the pommel I suppose he refers...

Hi Iain, regarding the pommel I suppose he refers to the stack but I am not sure. Unfortunately I am not a French mather language and I miss some details. I agree with you that Morel is entirely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mauro
The classic pommel of the takouba, according to...

The classic pommel of the takouba, according to Morel (1943) that collected data in the field, has the form of a shield, a miniature shield-amulet, called darôr, that indicates a magic metal created...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,870
Posted By Mauro
Thanks Iain. I enjoyed your booklet and your...

Thanks Iain. I enjoyed your booklet and your efforts and I hope that some of the problems that you evidenced so clearly now will be solved in the next years. However, as any good paper it generated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Posted By Mauro
Axes are not my speciality. In my opinion they...

Axes are not my speciality. In my opinion they are cerimonial axes from different parts of Africa. If I remember well AF3 is from Songye people, a nice example. The knife AF2 is from Algeria or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Posted By Mauro
These are the attribution resulting from the last...

These are the attribution resulting from the last book of Mark Felix and Jan Elsen Fatal Beauty.Traditional weapons from central Africa- Taipei exibition. They are among the greatest experts for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Posted By Mauro
AF16 is my favourite. It is attributed to the...

AF16 is my favourite. It is attributed to the Shankilla tribes, a hunter-gathered group that lives in eastern Sudan and western Ethiopia. Lovely examples. I love all the african blades and their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By Mauro
Dear Jim, I shall try to find the paper of Lothe...

Dear Jim,
I shall try to find the paper of Lothe and if I found I scan it. The French language is not a problem for an Italian. The idea that there were producers in Europe for the African market...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By Mauro
Thanks Jim, for your comments. I do not know...

Thanks Jim, for your comments. I do not know other examples of this kind of design except that reported in Briggs and I would be happy to read the paper of Henri Lhote. Could you provide me the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By Mauro
Takouba: European or African copied blade ??

here is a takouba I bought some time ago. It s a classic one probably made 50-60 years ago but the blade seems much older. In fact it has a series of designs similar to that reported in Cabott Briggs...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mauro
which book is this ?? Thanks

which book is this ?? Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mauro
Hi Luc, except for the very nice decorations the...

Hi Luc, except for the very nice decorations the throwing knife is very similar to a Lakka throwing knife. Possibly a distintive sign of the Ga_anda are the three lines along the stem that I noted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,275
Posted By Mauro
Compliment Kirk, for the nice dagger. The blade...

Compliment Kirk, for the nice dagger. The blade looks a shortened sword blade but it would be necessary some better photos of the terminal part of the blade to be sure. I already saw other sword like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Mauro
Thanks Ferguson. I had a very fast look at Orel...

Thanks Ferguson. I had a very fast look at Orel razor blades and I found many in between 1930 and 1943 but not exactly the same label. I shall have a deeper look
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,505
Posted By Mauro
The tribe is Bodo-Meje

The tribe is Bodo-Meje
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