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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Iain
Lovely display, thanks for sharing it! :)

Lovely display, thanks for sharing it! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2014, 09:20 AM
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Views: 421
Posted By Iain
Beautiful set. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful set. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2014, 01:57 PM
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Views: 429
Posted By Iain
Hi Colin, nothing similar really comes to mind,...

Hi Colin, nothing similar really comes to mind, although I have to say more of a Congo, central African vibe occurs to me. But I sadly have no reference to anything comparable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Iain
To be perfectly honest I've spent the least...

To be perfectly honest I've spent the least amount of time studying the stacked pommel form. So...

I'd say the sword could be pre WWII, but I'd be more likely to assume it's 1950s-1970s.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Iain
I have to say it looks like mono steel to me,...

I have to say it looks like mono steel to me, simply exhibiting aging due to exposure to dust/dirt etc.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Iain
Beautiful example. I particularly like the fuller...

Beautiful example. I particularly like the fuller arrangement. Thanks for sharing. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 16th September 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Iain
#10 is sold.

#10 is sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 15th September 2014, 02:04 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By Iain
#1, #2 and #3 are now sold. :)

#1, #2 and #3 are now sold. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 13th September 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Iain
Still want to sell the rest - 25 EUR off of...

Still want to sell the rest - 25 EUR off of everything remaining. :-) And still open to offers.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Iain
I suspect it's a replacement because the form is...

I suspect it's a replacement because the form is simply not traditional. It is not unusual for kaskara to be modified in Europe to more closely resemble "medieval" swords. More images would certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Iain
Its a Sudanese kaskara with what looks to be a...

Its a Sudanese kaskara with what looks to be a replacement pommel.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th August 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Iain
Open to offers on the remaining pieces. :)

Open to offers on the remaining pieces. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 25th August 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Iain
#4 is now sold.

#4 is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 24th August 2014, 06:30 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By Iain
#9 is now sold.

#9 is now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd August 2014, 10:20 AM
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Views: 793
Posted By Iain
#6 and #7 are now sold.

#6 and #7 are now sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd August 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Iain
Many African items for sale

Bit of an end of summer clean out. As usual shipping is from CZ, price depends on number of items, tends to be in the 15-20 EUR range for a standard sized sword within Europe, more to N. America....
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Iain
Very glad to hear things did not turn out worse....

Very glad to hear things did not turn out worse. It makes me very thankful for the laws surrounding antique firearms in my own country.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Iain
This is a relatively recent Tuareg spear. I have...

This is a relatively recent Tuareg spear. I have mainly seen these in the French markets and they are all 20th century and not representative of the true 'allar' lance I'm afraid. :(
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Iain
From what I see in the images nothing needs to be...

From what I see in the images nothing needs to be done to this piece. It is in stable condition. At the most a coating of renaissance wax, or if you prefer, oil for the blade. Otherwise it would be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Iain
Not to derail the thread, but the last spear on...

Not to derail the thread, but the last spear on the right in the book image looks very much like a form common on Somalia. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Iain
Thanks Colin and Lofty for the comments. Colin,...

Thanks Colin and Lofty for the comments.

Colin, I did not clean these beyond a light oiling. From the look of the metal I would surmise a light polishing compound was used at some point. I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Iain
Hi Colin, Usually the brass inserts I've seen...

Hi Colin,

Usually the brass inserts I've seen seem quite obvious and carefully done round dots. This looks a little more like a repair? Perhaps filling in a forging flaw?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Iain
More pics...

More pics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Iain
A little takouba and telek

Just a simple little village grade takouba, probably turn of the century or a bit after. Quite a simple thing with a soft iron blade. An interesting example of native forging.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Iain
Hi Colin, I'd attribute both to North Nigeria or...

Hi Colin,

I'd attribute both to North Nigeria or Cameroon. The ones I have are similar to the second one you show and the butt cap also reminds me strongly of brass work from that region. Adamawa...
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