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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Miguel
Group of African Weapons

Yes they are all from the Congo & a very nice trio.. Congo weapons are my favourites.

The first is a Salampasu People Sword from Southern Zaire also widely used by the Chokwe People.

The second is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Miguel
You need to provide photos of the complete weapon...

You need to provide photos of the complete weapon and of the script you require to be translated, if possible, by one of the more knowledgable members of the forum.
Regards Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,391
Posted By Miguel
Thank you very much for this info, Wodimi, I have...

Thank you very much for this info, Wodimi, I have spent hours searching without success, You have saved me many more and I very much doubt if I would have discovered the origin of this knife,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,391
Posted By Miguel
Hi Detlef, Looking forward to your pics,...

Hi Detlef, Looking forward to your pics, thanks.
Rega do
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,136
Posted By Miguel
One word beautiful, three moe I love...

One word beautiful, three moe I love it.
Regards
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,391
Posted By Miguel
Hi Detlef, I seem to becoming obsessed with...

Hi Detlef,
I seem to becoming obsessed with trying to pin point the origin of this knife. Is it possible to provide clearer pics as my eyes aren't to good these days. Could you also confirm the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Miguel
I agree with Battara, beautiful Wooten. The hilt...

I agree with Battara, beautiful Wooten. The hilt and quillons seem plain for such a blade. I think that I can make out a date in tha bottom cartouche but the gold on the second number in the bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By Miguel
What a beauty, lucky you. I think it may be Kutch...

What a beauty, lucky you. I think it may be Kutch but I am no expert and would hope that that the more knowledgable members like Ibrahiim and Jens will tell us where it originates. Thanks for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,391
Posted By Miguel
I love African weapons particularly those of the...

I love African weapons particularly those of the Congo and I am pretty sure that there are a lot more members who are also interested. I am no expert by any means, just the opposite, so you will have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By Miguel
Definitely Kerala IMHO and a fine example of this...

Definitely Kerala IMHO and a fine example of this weapon, beautiful silver work on the scabbard. See Tirri Islamic Weapons, page 305, for two examples but not as fine as the two you have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By Miguel
What a beautiful piece wish I had one like that,...

What a beautiful piece wish I had one like that, thank you for sharing. Can't help with the translation but can see a date on the third pic AH 1251 which equates to AD 1835.
Regards Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Miguel
I believe it to be a Konda ceremonial or parade...

I believe it to be a Konda ceremonial or parade knife. Central African Republic of the Congo.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd March 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By Miguel
Thank you for your good wishes and may God paint...

Thank you for your good wishes and may God paint the canvas of your life likewise.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,505
Posted By Miguel
Also well said, Shayde78, I could not agree...

Also well said, Shayde78, I could not agree more.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,859
Posted By Miguel
I think that the blades were made from inferior...

I think that the blades were made from inferior steel and are prone to rusting.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,226
Posted By Miguel
Hi Olikara, A bit late in commenting on your...

Hi Olikara,
A bit late in commenting on your statement re the origin of the Coorgs being of Scythian-Hindu stock. I have done a little research into the origins of these people as they are so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,859
Posted By Miguel
Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade...

Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade in such good condition. Well done.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,859
Posted By Miguel
Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade...

Beautiful knife, I have not seen one with a blade in such good condition. Well done.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By Miguel
Thank you Tim for posting this thread and thank...

Thank you Tim for posting this thread and thank you Ibrahiim And Jim for your extremely interesting replies, fascinating.
Regards
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,466
Posted By Miguel
Hi Ian, Nice collection, I am no African expert...

Hi Ian,

Nice collection, I am no African expert but swords A and B look like Ngombe / Poto (Zairean) swords to me.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th August 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By Miguel
Excellent, well worth the very short wait for...

Excellent, well worth the very short wait for which you have absolutely no reason to apologise. Well done and thank you very much.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Miguel
Thanks Kai, much appreciated :) Miguel

Thanks Kai, much appreciated :)

Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Miguel
Hi Royston. A very nice item, I've not seen one...

Hi Royston. A very nice item, I've not seen one before. Are the horns purely decorative or do they have a deeper meaning?
Thanks for sharing.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By Miguel
Trust these are clearer. Miguel

Trust these are clearer.
Miguel
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By Miguel
Hello Kai, thank you for your very interesting...

Hello Kai, thank you for your very interesting comments, you may have gathered that I know little or nothing about these weapons and am most grateful to you and the other members who have contributed...
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