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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Duccio
Dear Martin, I must confess that my experience...

Dear Martin,
I must confess that my experience as a collector is very limited, so I don't pretend to teach others at all, I just throw a few hypotheses there, to discuss them together. In this case,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Duccio
Drac2k, if you say that the sheath and the knife...

Drac2k, if you say that the sheath and the knife are made for each other, I have no reason to contradict you, but I must say that on the one hand the sheath is unequivocally Mabendi (all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Duccio
Hi, I think Marc is right: the first is...

Hi,
I think Marc is right: the first is definitely Konda and the second is definitely Yaka; I'm pretty sure the bottom left knife is a Kuba, the handle decoration is typical.
You can see a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Duccio
The blade is certainly very beautiful and...

The blade is certainly very beautiful and interesting, but I like to emphasize the beauty of the hilt and the fact that it is in perfect condition, which happens very rarely!
Congratulations, a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Duccio
Without a doubt an Afar Gile, every detail is...

Without a doubt an Afar Gile, every detail is absolutely coherent: shape of the blade, shape of the handle, materials and decoration of the scabbard, everything, in short.
And also the fact that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By Duccio
Beautiful! Congratulations, interesting purchase....

Beautiful! Congratulations, interesting purchase.
The attribution to the Lengola people would seem correct to me too, but one could perhaps also evaluate the Lega people as a candidate: Lengola...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,605
Posted By Duccio
At the British Museum there is a crocodile skin...

At the British Museum there is a crocodile skin "cuirass", apparently used for cult purposes rather than for war, dating back to the Roman domination of Egypt (about 300 AD).
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,104
Posted By Duccio
No problem, I'm glad that everything is cleared...

No problem, I'm glad that everything is cleared up.
Believe me, I take these objects and those who manufacture them very seriously, but sometimes I feel frustrated, to verify the depth of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,104
Posted By Duccio
My comment was meant to be a joke, from a poor...

My comment was meant to be a joke, from a poor collector of African blades who would like to get to know that world in depth but who occasionally has to collide with mysterious objects, such as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,104
Posted By Duccio
...every morning in Africa, as soon as the sun...

...every morning in Africa, as soon as the sun rises, a blacksmith finds a way to make a mysterious sword, for the sole purpose of driving some Western collectors crazy ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Duccio
Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword;...

Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword; speaking of the rounded tip, a legend says that a king of the Konda federation wanted to express the military power of his kingdom by imposing on his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By Duccio
https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collecti...

https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collections/base/Work/action/list/?orderby=null&order=desc&category=oeuvres&tx_mqbcollection_explorer%5Bquery%5D%5Btype%5D=&tx_mqbcollection_explorer%5Bquery%...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By Duccio
I think that everything you can see can be found...

I think that everything you can see can be found at the musée du Quai Branly in Paris, even online: many knives, even interesting ones, but a single sword and even not very significant ... Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Duccio
Sajen, sorry, but I don't understand why you say...

Sajen, sorry, but I don't understand why you say that in your opinion that is not rattan ... to me it appears that there are various species of plants called "rattan" also in Africa, and that these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,749
Posted By Duccio
The last one, i think... From Florence, Italy ...

The last one, i think...
From Florence, Italy
Auguri a tutti!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By Duccio
http://www.museostibbert.it/frontend/index.php ...

http://www.museostibbert.it/frontend/index.php

a museum in Florence, with many European weapons and armor, but also an interesting collection of weapons and armor from the Middle East, India and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By Duccio
This is a photo of the interior of one of the...

This is a photo of the interior of one of the many cutlery shops in Chania, Crete. On the shelf, on the left, you can see numerous modern Cretan knives, sold as souvenirs: some are very bad (plastic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,746
Posted By Duccio
Hi Marc, apparently, I have the cousin of your...

Hi Marc,
apparently, I have the cousin of your arm knife ....but yours is more beautiful, I admit.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,769
Posted By Duccio
Health to all, of course I have no idea if it...

Health to all,
of course I have no idea if it could be an object similar to that of drac2K, but I found this one, offered at an auction, defined as "This anthropomorphic Makonde sculpture is the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,317
Posted By Duccio
Very vague description, auction-style ... "Two...

Very vague description, auction-style ...
"Two horse hoof-form dagger canes Various dates mid to late 19th century Comprising a horn and bamboo dagger cane, the carved horn handle in the form of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,317
Posted By Duccio
Health to all, maybe it has nothing to do with...

Health to all,
maybe it has nothing to do with it, but I couldn't help but notice an extraordinary similarity between these dagger canes put up for auction and the sword mentioned in these posts....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,002
Posted By Duccio
Ciao, it is a dagger of the mbole people...

Ciao,
it is a dagger of the mbole people (R.D.C.).
The blade is made of thin sheet metal; the handle, usually very heavy, is made of copper.
In my humble collection I have one exactly identical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,343
Posted By Duccio
A classic of African knife maps, from the book...

A classic of African knife maps, from the book "Kipinga. Throwing-Blades of Central Africa" by Marc Leopold Felix.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,317
Posted By Duccio
Hello, the blade actually has the shape of a...

Hello,
the blade actually has the shape of a bayonet "yataghan type", as was that of the chassepot, but the section of the blade was definitely different. Moreover, there were many bayonet models...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,452
Posted By Duccio
In addition to Lew's collection, you can find two...

In addition to Lew's collection, you can find two other important collections online, where you can see lots of photographs of African swords and knives as well as interesting information:...
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