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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Iain
It really is an oddly effective way of mounting...

It really is an oddly effective way of mounting blades and is quite sturdy. A few more I have/had like this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, It very much looks to me that someone...

Hi Dave,

It very much looks to me that someone removed the pommel off the kattara, fitted the new guard and put it all back together to imitate a western 'knightly' sword.

Haven't seen it done to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
Thanks Martin, I like this word...

Thanks Martin,

I like this word "takoubology" and think I will start using it more! :)

Jim,

Great catch! I forgot about that sword! I'm attaching an image here for thread readers. You are...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th May 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, Indeed, I'm having a look round to see...

Hi Dave,

Indeed, I'm having a look round to see what will work best. Do you happen to know the color spectrum yours are on (3500k etc.)?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Thanks Dave, Reason I mention it is that mine...

Thanks Dave,

Reason I mention it is that mine are designed for three swords and there's not a huge gap to get 1" in without blocking the top sword. But I'm intrigued and will probably order a few....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Hi Dave, Thanks for the suggestion! My only...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the suggestion! My only concern would be how thick are the lights? I've got limited headroom in my cases.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
Thanks Jim, I recognized the marks in terms of...

Thanks Jim, I recognized the marks in terms of their stylistic source in Italian blades. But you may well be right regarding an Indian attribution.

The marks are struck a bit more shallow than I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
Thanks Charles, as Jim notes this one might be...

Thanks Charles, as Jim notes this one might be Indian, but for me that's not a downside, if anything it makes it more interesting as it shows an even more extended network of blade trading.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
They are usually pinned, but this one has no...

They are usually pinned, but this one has no visible pins. Certainly not soldered. May be forge welded.

They usually employ this style of splitting a single piece of steel for the forte and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
Couple more images I forgot the first time around.

Couple more images I forgot the first time around.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd May 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Got some acrylic stands made up. Still working on...

Got some acrylic stands made up. Still working on lighting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
More images.

More images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Iain
Unusual takouba

This one just joined me. Unusual for a few reasons.

The hilt features an additional brass loop (almost European rain guard like in form) on the guard.

The blade is an old European single edged...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th May 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Here's the Ikea link if you are interested for...

Here's the Ikea link if you are interested for the cabinet I used. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60280955/
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Iain
Probably way off with this, but if this is a...

Probably way off with this, but if this is a Russian imperial eagle, didn't Peter the Great decree that imperator should be used instead of tsar? Not sure if they used the IR abbreviation, but the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th May 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Highly recommend it! They look nice and are very...

Highly recommend it! They look nice and are very easy to fit. I just used some double sided tape.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th May 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Hi Stu, I'm in the process of making up some...

Hi Stu,

I'm in the process of making up some clear acrylic stands and hoping to get 3-4 swords into each case.

The dimensions inside are about 120 x 35 x 18cm. Not sure if its enough for guns, but...
Forum: Swap Forum 4th May 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Iain
SOLD thanks for looking. :)

SOLD thanks for looking. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd May 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Iain
Three African items for sale

These came in a mixed lot and are not items I collect. All are in need of some tlc with various levels of rust etc.

1. A sickle sword. 45 EUR

2. A dance sickle without handle (corrosion on blade)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd May 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Iain
A mini takouba

This was came to me in very rough condition entirely covered in thick, heavy rust.

I cleaned it up for a bit of fun, its not a great sword, poor local blade, but the pommel is a nice big one with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Iain
What Tim said! Looks very much like a Nuer axe...

What Tim said! Looks very much like a Nuer axe (http://southernsudan.prm.ox.ac.uk/details/1946.8.91/) and a nice example. Congrats on a good find. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th April 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Iain
Easy sword cases

This might be of interest for some. I have been testing out some sword case ideas recently.

These have glass doors and I have fitted LED lights inside. The stands inside are rough and not a final...
Forum: Swap Forum 18th April 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Iain
SOLD

SOLD
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Iain
Hi Jasper, agreed, however the presence of these...

Hi Jasper, agreed, however the presence of these stamped paired moons seems to be not particularly common in European mounts?
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Iain
Not seeing an image. :)

Not seeing an image. :)
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