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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Yvain
Hi Ariel, Thank you for that detailed answer...

Hi Ariel,

Thank you for that detailed answer ! It sure is a fascinating area, and I'll definitely try to learn more about it. I've also discovered traditional Uzbek clothing, which is magnificent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Yvain
Uzbek pchak

Hi everyone,



Just wanted to show this Uzbek pchak that I bought yesterday (seller's pictures, I haven't received it yet) !

I knew nothing about those knives before buying this one, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Yvain
Dagger from Cameroon

Hi everyone !

This little dagger was actually a nice surprise, as I got it in a lot that I bought for another item in it.


The grip is made out of patinated white wood, the scabbard has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,884
Posted By Yvain
Sorry for not commenting earlier in the thread,...

Sorry for not commenting earlier in the thread, very busy week.


Again, thanks to everyone for their help ! Philip, your Cham theory is extremely interesting and I'll see if I can find more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,884
Posted By Yvain
Well I didn't expect it to be such a riddle! All...

Well I didn't expect it to be such a riddle! All of the suggestions here were very interesting to read, thanks a lot Jim for your thoughtful comment! Kubur, I do see a lot of similarities between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,884
Posted By Yvain
Well I did not expect it to be such a tricky...

Well I did not expect it to be such a tricky question!


Regardless of the origin (though it is obviously very important), what was the purpose of this thing in your opinion? Very big tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,884
Posted By Yvain
Mystery sabre

Hi everyone !

I'm emptying my room at my parent's house and I found this big sabre that I bought when I was a teenager (most likely because it looked cool and old). It doesn't really fit my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yvain
Thanks Kubur! The scabbard and ferrule being...

Thanks Kubur! The scabbard and ferrule being later makes sense indeed, you can clearly see the difference in the craftsmanship quality. I'm not sure about the acid etching, are you referring to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yvain
Thank you all for your answers! Glad to hear I...

Thank you all for your answers! Glad to hear I did okay!



David, I think the handle is in the correct position. Both sides are very similar (see attached pictures), the front one is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Yvain
My first koummya

Hi everyone,



I never bought a koummya before, as most of those on the market were made for tourists and I'm often unsure whether I'm looking at an authentic one or not. However,
I couldn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By Yvain
Thank you Kubur, this is indeed the most logical...

Thank you Kubur, this is indeed the most logical explanation!



Francantolin, indeed I suspect the blade to be older, and that it was harshly polished and reused.



I realise that I sound...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By Yvain
Don't get me wrong, most of the weapons in my...

Don't get me wrong, most of the weapons in my collection are humble functional pieces, but this one feels different. Most of the low grade weapons I own don't look that good from afar but are well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By Yvain
Kurdish jambiya : disappointment, but learning opportunity

Hi everyone,

So today I received this kurdish jambiya. I found it on a second hand website for less than 20 euros, and bought it despite the bad pictures because I assumed that they weren't faked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By Yvain
As Kubur, rightfully said, it is indeed most...

As Kubur, rightfully said, it is indeed most likely from Somalia and exhibits some similarities with the billao sword. However, the blade seems less assymetrical, and the hilt (especially the pommel)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,891
Posted By Yvain
Hi everyone ! Here is the pictures I...

Hi everyone !

Here is the pictures I promised yesterday.

As you can see on the comparative picture, the border is in the same style, and most likely made with the same tool on the sheath and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,891
Posted By Yvain
Thanks to all for your comments ! Seems like I...

Thanks to all for your comments ! Seems like I was right to suggest it to my brother ;)


Motan, thanks a lot for all this information ! I will take pictures tomorrow to illustrate what I'm about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,891
Posted By Yvain
Hi Motan, Sorry for the late reply, I had to...

Hi Motan,

Sorry for the late reply, I had to wait for a day off to take pictures of my shibriya under natural light.


It was bought without provenance in France. As you can see, it is a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,891
Posted By Yvain
Very nice shibriya Motan ! My brother...

Very nice shibriya Motan !

My brother gifted me an interesting one for Christmas that I need to show here.


Are those seals at the end of the chains on the second one ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Yvain
Hi everyone ! Thanks for your kind...

Hi everyone !


Thanks for your kind words ! It's always difficult for me to write down the results of my research since English isn't my first language, but it is definitely worth it when I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Yvain
Now for the technical part (and more pictures !)...

Now for the technical part (and more pictures !) : this knife is most likely from the beginning of the 20th century. The blade is locally made and very finely forged, with two deep fullers on each...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Yvain
Some considerations regarding the Gile - Billao hybrid

Some times ago, I was lucky enough to acquire a specimen of this very uncommon type of knife, and decided to do some research on its origins, here is the result.


Those of you already familiar...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By Yvain
Hi Kubur, Just trying to make our research...

Hi Kubur,

Just trying to make our research endeavours easier ;)


Thanks to everyone !

I didn't expect the thread to catch on so quickly and I fear I don't have much to contribute...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By Yvain
Online museum collections

Hi all !

Has there ever been an attempt on this forum to compile every online museum collections containing vast or important ethnographic weapon collections ?

I personally use them a lot in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,522
Posted By Yvain
For the archives, I think I found something...

For the archives, I think I found something similar to this sword (while searching for a different type of Mandara short sword...), though we would need to require unsheathed pictures from the museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,322
Posted By Yvain
If I'm not mistaken, the inscription reads "Crete...

If I'm not mistaken, the inscription reads "Crete Chania", which is the second largest city of Crete.
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