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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Marc M.
Hi Marius Top left: konda , Congo Top...

Hi Marius

Top left: konda , Congo
Top right: yaka , congo
Bottom left: not sure, maybe chokwe, kuba
Bottem right: if the handle ends in a metal spade, maybe tebu , tchad, Central Africa.
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Marc M.
hi In African weapons by Fischer and Zirngibl...

hi
In African weapons by Fischer and Zirngibl it's attributed to the Lege in the north east of Congo.
I dodelijk mooi, weapons from Central Africa it's attributed to the Mabendi in the north east...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi David There is no classic ricasso, the...

Hi David
There is no classic ricasso, the fuller stops against the crosshandle. I see this as a ricasso where the fuller runs through.
I recall reading an older thread about the same type of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi geoff Thank you for the additional info on...

Hi geoff
Thank you for the additional info on the tassel.
The last few years i got interested in takuba and kaskara swords , also got a few armdaggers, all this beside my Kongo arm collection....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Ed Ian's answer is correct , the steel of a...

Hi Ed
Ian's answer is correct , the steel of a swords blade has to be able to parry a blow from a sword, cut, chop and stab the oposant, so it should not be to hard so it is soft enough to do the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Francantolin Thanks, the blade has no...

Hi Francantolin

Thanks, the blade has no markings.

Best regards
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Ed Thanks for the info, on one of my other...

Hi Ed
Thanks for the info, on one of my other kadkara the tassel and the pommel is missing but you still can see the print in the leather where the tassel was fixed on the handle. Indeed if i...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Ed Thank you for your comment, no markings...

Hi Ed
Thank you for your comment, no markings under the langet, i've read your outstanding essay about the kaskara and that on this blade type makers marks are rare, so no markings are to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Marc M.
new kaskara

Greetings

Just bought my 3rd kaskara, hadendoa/ beja, the blade has a single wide fuller from tip to the handle, a good flex but stiff at the handle, its sharp and light.
Blade was covered in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris Yes, i'm the one with the kaskara and...

Hi Chris
Yes, i'm the one with the kaskara and its alwaya a pleasure to meet a fellow African arms collector. The little ax in front is a tetela with a copper blade.
The variety of blades, handles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By Marc M.
Hi Chris A few 100 sharp things in the house...

Hi
Chris
A few 100 sharp things in the house , seems like a nice collection.
Would like to see some pictures also especialy the kaskaras.
The only axes i have are those 3, half off my collection...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By Marc M.
Songye axes

Hi Chris
A late reaction on your songye axes, a great group off axes, as your intrest in African weapons in is reasonable new i recommend buying a bigger house, its a bit addictive. Been collecting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,060
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
Posted By Marc M.
latest karara

Sorry, title had to be latest kaskara for comment.
Marc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
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
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