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Old 31st March 2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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thank first of all for accepting me in your forum. I collect African white weapons from the horn of Africa (Ethiopian and Somali). I have now found blades gaps further south of which I am poorly informed. I liked having an opinion as a date on this trumbash and its possible construction date. Thanks Oriano
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Old 31st March 2020, 09:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Oriano!
I am not an expert for weapons from Central Africa but I can give you some material for reading!
Here a piece I've owned once, so far I know it's now in the collection of an other member: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=trumbash
And here a general discussion about an age of these blades: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=trumbash
For your piece I would guess 1930 or later. A nice piece!

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Forget to mention, I would clean the edges, look to the first provided thread, they has been polished originally and rust in any form isn't good for a blade, corrosion is active, it's not patina. Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations!
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many thanks Detlef for the references and the advice for the protection
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Forget to mention, I would clean the edges, look to the first provided thread, they has been polished originally and rust in any form isn't good for a blade, corrosion is active, it's not patina. Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations!



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Old 2nd April 2020, 05:00 PM   #6
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Oil the wood when possible, it's care for the piece and will preserve it for future generations!

The suitable strategy also depends on the climate: If you experience spells of high humidity, boiled linseed oil (and other similar natural oils/formulations) will promote growth of fungus.

If storage conditions can't be reliably controlled, I'm not sure what would be the best strategy under such environmental settings...

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Welcome to the forum, Oriano!
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