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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Colin, My opinion is tghat in the concrete...

Hi Colin,
My opinion is tghat in the concrete this your daggers were used by Tuaregs (and maybe some specific clan) and maybe also their menial men. Definitely not by Hausa and Bidda, and probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think this belongs to the group of dagers from...

I think this belongs to the group of dagers from Somalia or maybe better eastern Ethiopia (Ogaden).

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18201

Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for kind words. Kubur, I did not change...

Thank you for kind words.
Kubur, I did not change the character of the scabbard, since the dagger was used with this, maybe scabbard replacement for a long time ... The signs of long use are visible,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi again, I just post a few pictures after the...

Hi again, I just post a few pictures after the restoration of the dagger. The dagger is very ordinary and so I took this opportunity to experience restore works on the handle. I used water soluble...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
"Some people think that this type of...

"Some people think that this type of Yataghan with small curved ears are from Algeria. To be honest I don't know why...
It's like the Pala without guard, they are supposed to be Algerians."

Dear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Battara, sorry I did not notice you asked...

Hi Battara, sorry I did not notice you asked about the region. Pls look into old threads, I think it was discussed here before
Regards,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Iain and Cerjak, I woold suggest to shift the...

Hi Iain and Cerjak,
I woold suggest to shift the range a little bit. Maybe not so deep to the south in Cameroon and west Nigeria and definitely more to the north in the area along the Libya-Ageria...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This should probably be from Niger. The black...

This should probably be from Niger. The black material in the middle of the grip, should, allegedly, be some soft kind of black stone.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is from north Nigeria, spearhead point was...

This is from north Nigeria, spearhead point was modified additionaly.
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Finaly: It is rally written in so called...

Finaly:
It is rally written in so called "Osmanlı". What we succeeded to translate is:
Yadigar-ı Konya (remembrance of Konya)
Miralay Yusuf (Colonel Yusuf)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Rhino horn "hunters" directly contacted...

Rhino horn "hunters" directly contacted Ethiopian antique and ethnografic dealers in Addis Abeba at the beginning/mid of 90 ies. That time you could see Ethiopian dealers selling such handles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Marcus, I saw identical sword in the museum in...

Hi Marcus,
I saw identical sword in the museum in Chartum - but this means nothing - there was no allocation. So sorry for not being useful. Nevertheless that sword was old, I would say 19 th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for the comments. There are wild...

Thank you all for the comments. There are wild rabbits in Africa - I would say they are common. The fur could be monkey, too ( I think there is more possibilities). Congoblades, thanks for nice...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Shi sword for comment

I am enclossing a few pictures of the sword I have acquired recently. I think it is not long, not short - the total length (in the sheath) is 78 cms, length of the blade is 59 cms. Interesting is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,819
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think there were deep (slave and ivory)...

I think there were deep (slave and ivory) expeeditions to the African interior organized from Zanzibar (under influence of Omani Arabs) in 19th century. In Stone Town you can find collection of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,819
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
When it is marked out by such important museum...

When it is marked out by such important museum (and motivated by donorīs legends), it is difficult to object. But, in any case, there is something strange in it. Look at another yao knives, which are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Oliver, One can see tugra on the cars running...

Hi Oliver,
One can see tugra on the cars running in Turkey nowadays, which does not mean they are from twenties. Also based on the stones and their polish I would say it is more or less modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,819
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
sorry, wanted to write neither north nor south

sorry, wanted to write neither north nor south
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I know nearly nothink about kinjals but my. in...

I know nearly nothink about kinjals but my. in this case laic observation (after a very quic look): As far as the first kinjal is concerned: probably old blade was combined with copy, or better said...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,819
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think (I really do not know, just estimate) the...

I think (I really do not know, just estimate) the uverall shape is not African, either North or south of Sahara (after my 12 years spent and travelling there). The similiarity with chodmi is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think the question of pommel - if it is made of...

I think the question of pommel - if it is made of solid material or stacked discs, is more regional matter than the matter of the age (solid pommel - southern Sahel region, like North Nigeria,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi blue lander, I would say (just feeling) the...

Hi blue lander,
I would say (just feeling) the sheath is conterporary (due to the relatively fresh colour; witnessed how they made such sheaths a few years ago). Newertheless the sheath is not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Which kind of steel is this ?

The blade (cca 60 cms long and originally very rusty), was mechanically cleaned, plunged into disodium salt of EDTA and again cleaned with a very fine steel brush, than cleaned in demi water and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for your (for me) very important...

Thank you all for your (for me) very important advices and Good Lucks !

Unfortunately, miracle did not take place and I found out that the blade was made of, I would say, normal steel (there was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
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