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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris The handle is Kuba, i'm not shure...

Hi Chris
The handle is Kuba, i'm not shure about the blade.
Blades often travel great distances as steel/ iron was very valuable.
Often traded without a handle, the new owner puts on a handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th December 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris I'm affraid i have that bug for more...

Hi Chris
I'm affraid i have that bug for more than 25 years and it is probably here to stay.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Marc M.
A picture of the swords in the collection. ...

A picture of the swords in the collection.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris I think the numbers are stamped in...

Hi Chris
I think the numbers are stamped in when the blade was red hot, if you look close you see a double print of the numbers. Problably the first blow was oneven or not deep enough so a second...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris Nice sword you have. Crossgard and...

Hi Chris
Nice sword you have. Crossgard and handle looks fine by me, of course more recenty than the blade but well made. Since our blades are more or less the same, German import probably....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Jim You shure shed light on the subjet. My...

Hi Jim
You shure shed light on the subjet. My doubts are gone.
Thank verry much for your explanation.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi kubur Europian or native made blade, don't...

Hi kubur
Europian or native made blade, don't make much difference to me so, long the blade is well made. Its sometime hard to define where its from.
A few things made me doubt on the native...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Jim So problaby an Ethiopian/ Eritean...

Hi Jim
So problaby an Ethiopian/ Eritean kaskara with an european trade blad, which suits me fine. Seller thought it was local made.
Do you have some more info on the markings?
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Battara I don't think its silver but...

Hi Battara
I don't think its silver but aluminium or zinc, it feels light.
I don't have anything to test silver.
Silver on kaskara handles is mostly wire or thin plates.
Solid cast silver handle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Ed Thanks for the reaction. The Abyssinian...

Hi Ed
Thanks for the reaction. The Abyssinian connection crossed my mind also.
In older posts on Ethiopian swords, i've found an identical stamp off the lion, also the shape off the blade and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2020, 02:07 PM
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Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
latest karara

Sorry, title had to be latest kaskara for comment.
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2020, 01:58 PM
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Views: 2,395
Posted By Marc M.
Latest kaskara for comment

Greetings all
Merry christmas and a better and hopefull year for 2021.
I've just got my second kaskara. the sword is 94,5 cm long, blade 83 cm, wide 3,8 cm, thickness at the ricasso 5,5 mm. A well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Geof Thanks for your reaction and posting...

Hi Geof
Thanks for your reaction and posting your verry fine daggers.
Do you consider the 1900/1901 omdurman date a manufacturing date or a memorial date?
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Yvain Outstanding translation, much...

Hi Yvain
Outstanding translation, much appriciated.

Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Ed and David Thanks for the reaction and...

Hi Ed and David
Thanks for the reaction and evaluation.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Marius Bedankt voor uw reaktie en de...

Hi Marius
Bedankt voor uw reaktie en de ouderdom bepaling.
Thanks for the info on age.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Duccio thanks for the reaction and showing...

Hi Duccio
thanks for the reaction and showing your arm dagger, a verry nice example, especially the ivory on the grip. Looks indeed a nice family.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Marc M.
My first sudanese silver armdagger for comment

Hi all
Got my first armdagger from Sudan. Well made knife and scabbard, some loss of the silver on the ebony handle but in a overall good condition. Quality blade, central rib and sharp edges. Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Jim Thanks for your comment and the notes, i...

Hi Jim
Thanks for your comment and the notes, i shall try too look them up.
Reading some recent and older posts on takouba's, there seems to be a great interest in the markings on these blades....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Interested Party Its hard to tell when these...

Hi Interested Party
Its hard to tell when these engravings were made, could be from the moment they entered Africa or later on demand of a client.
The method of engraving depends on the kind of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
No worries, i'm going nowhere. Greetings Marc

No worries, i'm going nowhere.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Yvain I bought it on catawiki from a Belgian...

Hi Yvain
I bought it on catawiki from a Belgian seller and, yes these markings are not all
that rare, i was referring to the fuller combination, one single wide fuller
flanked by two narrow ones,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Lee Thanks for the comment, i tried to find...

Hi Lee
Thanks for the comment, i tried to find your photo's in the way back when machine but not so successful yet.
Greetings
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By Marc M.
Latest takouba for comment

Hi

My latest takouba. A well made sword, both blade and scabard are of fine workmanship. I think that the handle and scabard are what we call modern, probably last quarter 20 century, a classic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,171
Posted By Marc M.
Pictures

Greetings
The first takouba i bought 15 Years ago. Its a low quality touareg sword, seems well used,traditionel handle and crossguard with classic decoration , the slighty oval stacked pommel made...
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