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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2020, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Quotation Ariel: Meanwhile, the closest thing I...

Quotation Ariel:
Meanwhile, the closest thing I could find is the very same book by Lebedynsky ( " Les Armes Orientales", p. 68). Both are guardless ( just like mine) and just as short ( compared to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
fourth from the left

fourth from the left
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2020, 06:52 AM
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Views: 964
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Nice billao and cleaning (BTW, "billa"...

Nice billao and cleaning (BTW, "billa" in Amharic language means knife - generally, in Somali language I donīt know, maybe too ?)
I am enclosing several old pictures with billao pommels (group in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yes, takoubas are in use - as a part of national...

Yes, takoubas are in use - as a part of national costume.... The scabbard itself, the leather part, is "old". I think I can say this as I saw production of "new" scabbards in that region ago.

Re....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I also think that the ornament extruded in the...

I also think that the ornament extruded in the skin (small triangles in the rows) indicatecsa "Nigerian" origin of the scabbard. (I hope that Iain as expert will add his comment)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Also the fastening with steel tape resembles...

Also the fastening with steel tape resembles south Zambia ...
But, frankly speaking, I have never seen spear attributed to Mozambique and so take my assumptions with a grain of salt. I you were told...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello Ralph and welcome to the Forum. I donīt...

Hello Ralph and welcome to the Forum.
I donīt know, where are this spears and clubs from. What I can say as an "observer": The style of forging of the spearheads reminds me the dagger blades from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you very much for this very interesting and...

Thank you very much for this very interesting and nicely written essay and shearing your knowledge !

I donīt have anything to add, and, unfortunately, I also donīt have this kind of sword. I hope...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I think the textile core of the handle of the...

I think the textile core of the handle of the smaller dagger was originally braided with narrow leather straps, not the "reptilian covering". The dagger seems to be relatively old and I am of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for showing this interesting daggers. I...

Thank you for showing this interesting daggers. I think that these "3dimensional" ones occur rarely. Yours is the second I have ever seen. The first one is mine. It was acquired in Libya years ago....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Just to add: The pendant which has Kirdi warrior...

Just to add: The pendant which has Kirdi warrior (1932) is similar to mine. Both of them are evoking tooth or claw. Maybe this could be the reason - decoration symbolizing the animal power ???
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello, I donīt know the purpose,nevertheless I...

Hello,
I donīt know the purpose,nevertheless I saw it in Maroua on the market many times from (2007 till 2011). I bought there one very old such pendant, made of copper (it is not with me, now).
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you all for information ! Best, Martin

Thank you all for information !

Best,
Martin
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Corrado26. What do you think about the...

Thank you Corrado26.
What do you think about the approximate age of the blade ? Half of 19th century ?
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Three additional pictures

Three additional pictures
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
European saber blade - request for ID

Hello, I am shifting this tread from the "Ethno Chapter", since - maybe it belongs here:
Enclosed please find photos of relatively ordinary saber found in Ethiopia.
Please, does anybody know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is very nice sword. .... unfortunately, I...

This is very nice sword. .... unfortunately, I donīt know.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hi Ron, Thank you. "N and H" was based...

Hi Ron, Thank you. "N and H" was based in Addis Ababa ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yes, one broad fuller merges into two narrow...

Yes, one broad fuller merges into two narrow fullers near the tip. (I think, technologically it is not good solution. The blade was already bent in the "transition point" in the past, due to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
more photos

more photos
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Ethiopian saber - request for blade ID and supplier

Hello,
Enclosed please find photos of relatively ordinary saber.
Please, does anybody know anything about NH + Son (fils) supplier ?
Where does the blade come from ? I think it could be end of 18th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you for sharing your collection ! It is...

Thank you for sharing your collection ! It is very nice.

Some other discussions on this thema here...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th April 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Last year I bought similar knife on flea market...

Last year I bought similar knife on flea market in Beijing. The seller told me that her grandfather used the same knife for shaving his hair. The blade was the same, the handle was two times longer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
This is very nice knife (East African, probably...

This is very nice knife (East African, probably Yao ... :) and good discussion. Thank you.

(I think that such short tongue could derogate general working life and "load characteristic" of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Thank you Richard

Thank you Richard
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