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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Iain
Hi Miguel, My comment is based on a few aspects....

Hi Miguel,

My comment is based on a few aspects. Mainly to do with the shape and form of the blade.

The piece you have exhibited has rough "fullers" or grooves which are made by grinding, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,157
Posted By Iain
The blade is what it is, a nice and old European...

The blade is what it is, a nice and old European blade. I won't comment on the mounting and age.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,157
Posted By Iain
Of course, I am directly referencing where I was...

Of course, I am directly referencing where I was mentioned.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,157
Posted By Iain
Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help...

Actually this was deciphered thanks to the help and expertise of a friend some time ago (he's a member here but I will leave it to him to elaborate if he chooses) when I was first asked to look at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Iain
Dongola is the best attribution I've ever seen if...

Dongola is the best attribution I've ever seen if a tad imprecise still.

This one looks decidedly 20th century based on the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Iain
Never hurts to have another sharp and pointy...

Never hurts to have another sharp and pointy thing. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Iain
A pretty standard takouba of the 20th century or...

A pretty standard takouba of the 20th century or even the 21st. Likely not older than the 1970s.

The P mark looks to be a re-purposed European stamp and the blade is made from available scrap...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Iain
Because the fancy leather work sells well, might...

Because the fancy leather work sells well, might be an answer? While the skill in metal work seems to have dropped off in the 20th century the leather workers do not seem to have been so effected....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Iain
This. Seen quite a few over the years and none...

This. Seen quite a few over the years and none struck me as particularly old. Perhaps a take on a sword stick style due to colonial influence?
Forum: Swap Forum 20th July 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
A nice old European blade with a great older...

A nice old European blade with a great older hilt.

300 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
Interesting sabre type of takouba. Slim and long...

Interesting sabre type of takouba. Slim and long blade. Great quality to the steel.

250 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 17th July 2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
Still open to offers and a few more going up for...

Still open to offers and a few more going up for sale.

A very rare five fuller blade with brass hilt. Some damage to pommel. These are extremely hard to find in takouba.

300 EUR.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Iain
It's as nice in the hand as it looks. ;)

It's as nice in the hand as it looks. ;)
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)

I am always open to reasonable offers as well. :)
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
105 is sold.

105 is sold.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
116. Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass...

116.

Tribal takouba, all native parts with brass pommel.

100 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
107. A neat tribal takouba with native...

107.

A neat tribal takouba with native blade.

150 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
105. The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba....

105.

The biggest blade I ever saw on a takouba. Older hilt with spherical pommel. You won't see another one like this for a long time. ;)

650 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
77. Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with...

77.

Unique sword with wide blade and pommel with cutouts to the top cap. Very pretty.

220 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
75. A really neat sword with a blade with...

75.

A really neat sword with a blade with multiple stamps, a native forte and an old hilt with narrow square guard and old pommel. Older than usual sword.

220 EUR
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
44. Nice pommel from bronze, native blade. 120...

44.

Nice pommel from bronze, native blade.

120 EUR.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st June 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Iain
Spring takouba sale

Its that time of year again when many swords must go. :-) I'll post them one by one.

As always contact for more images, shipping costs etc (usually 10-20 EUR). Email is iain.norman@live.com or PM...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,839
Posted By Iain
My entirely uneducated opinion also says walrus,...

My entirely uneducated opinion also says walrus, or at least marine ivory. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Iain
I would agree that the bolster plate with the...

I would agree that the bolster plate with the four petal motif (a common Berber element found deep into the Sahel) is probably later than the blade. Certainly looks like the decorative elements...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,157
Posted By Iain
Right, well hopefully Jim or one of the other...

Right, well hopefully Jim or one of the other more European oriented members will have a go at the inscription. There are myriad versions of these, often spelled differently and making it a bit of a...
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