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Old 30th June 2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Mangbetu trumbash for small money

I really like this small auctionshouses in Germany!

Just win this Mangbetu trumbash for very small money. Any thoughts?
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Old 30th June 2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Good classic old one.
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Old 30th June 2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Good classic old one.


Thank you very much, I just start my interest in Congo blades so it's nice to read the comment from a really expert in this field!

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Old 1st July 2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Very nice find Detlef, I wish the smaller auctions around where I live would produce items like these. Unfortunately it seems as though everything of any interest (to me always) always find their way to epray instead, where the bargains seem to be getting fewer and fewer though I still get lucky every once in a while. Again, my congratulations on your new finds.

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Very nice find Detlef, I wish the smaller auctions around where I live would produce items like these. Unfortunately it seems as though everything of any interest (to me always) always find their way to epray instead, where the bargains seem to be getting fewer and fewer though I still get lucky every once in a while. Again, my congratulations on your new finds.

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Agree with you that the bargains by epray get fewer and fewer and I think that I am and you not inculpable by this. There are a lot of collectors who have read our posts here at this place. But the States are a great place to find items of your interest so I am sure that you will come over in the future with great finds.

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Old 28th July 2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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After some maintenance the trumbash look now like this. Have cleaned the blade, oiled the wood and fixed the brass wire in up and down. What I have learend here at the forum is this example from around 1900.
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Hello Detlef, Unfortunately as I know little of nothing about these I cannot comment on the age of this piece. I can however comment on the very nice job of cleaning and straightening of the wire work that you have done. Great job !!

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Old 28th July 2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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Hello Detlef, Unfortunately as I know little of nothing about these I cannot comment on the age of this piece. I can however comment on the very nice job of cleaning and straightening of the wire work that you have done. Great job !!

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Hello Robert,

thank you very much. My age estimate coming mainly from Luc's comment in post #2 and this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=trumbash , post #11.

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Yes around 1900 very probably, may be 10 or 20 years younger at max.
Nice patina
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Yes around 1900 very probably, may be 10 or 20 years younger at max.
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Hi Pieje,

thank you for confirming my age estimation.

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