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Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2021, 09:15 PM
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Posted By gp
unknown dagger

Would anybody know where this one comes from and perhaps its age ?

Grip made of dark horn with brass.
total 37 cm, blade 24,5 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,836
Posted By gp
although the Moluccans had a reputation as fierce...

although the Moluccans had a reputation as fierce fighters, so one ought to respect their women and they ought not to be ignored. Strongminded, tough and proud as well. Showing their status, position...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 08:10 PM
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Posted By gp
but the most precious, beautiful and dangerous is...

but the most precious, beautiful and dangerous is not included...
what about the Puan Sajen ???
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th October 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,160
Posted By gp
just thinking, don't we in the EU and the...

just thinking, don't we in the EU and the Anglo-Saxon world have not also "secret" organisations people know about but only which only members the details...

think of f.i. Skull and Bones... ,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By gp
a nice book to read, not on cold weapons but real...

a nice book to read, not on cold weapons but real literature is by Milos Crnjanski (writer and poet, a Habsburg soldier WWI on the front in Galicia, later diplomat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,935
Posted By gp
correct , there are unfortunately in the Balkans...

correct , there are unfortunately in the Balkans hardly to few translations of these books. One can be lucky to find them in latin and not cyrilic writing...which makes it a little eassier. Most data...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,935
Posted By gp
just like Jim wrote on the Pandours “the exact...

just like Jim wrote on the Pandours “the exact nature of the probably widely assorted weapons used by them cannot of course be determined with any certainty. As many of the men in these units were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By gp
that (horse's expression) is what caught my...

that (horse's expression) is what caught my attention indeed. Rather unconventional but attractive in its own way I dare say.
And the horse cast being complete metal with a reasonable price it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By gp
thnx a lot gents for identifying and clarifying...

thnx a lot gents for identifying and clarifying this !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By gp
another dagger but from where ...?

total lenght is 50 cm and the scabbard is velvet

what looks strange to me is the horse's expression?

totally different from the Kauhava knives I know...

can any one tell me more ?
it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd October 2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,160
Posted By gp
...not secret for the Congolese ( wrong word as...

...not secret for the Congolese ( wrong word as there are so many tribes in what is called Congo) and or other Africans but secret for the colonial "masters" who in their "superiority" prejudice...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th September 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,160
Posted By gp
"a sign of not ever being a slave" even more; it...

"a sign of not ever being a slave" even more; it showed their "belonging" such as tribe, position and membership to a (secret) society
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,326
Posted By gp
better be kind to your wife then...:)

better be kind to your wife then...:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,326
Posted By gp
thnx a lot for all your replies! I knew...

thnx a lot for all your replies!

I knew about the US' involvement in WWII but not so much before that period.

Nevertheless these stories make it more interesting and give " life" to the barong....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th September 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,926
Posted By gp
next to the above pics from my Magrebian...

next to the above pics from my Magrebian collection, a few from the most bravest and fiercest warriors : the Ait Waryaghar of the Moroccan Rif who massacred the Spanish army in the Rif and also made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,326
Posted By gp
first time I read the title "Go on... show us...

first time I read the title "Go on... show us your Barung!!! "....


my first thoughts where, where did a decent christian guy like me end up...?
between a bunch of perverts....
or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
forgot one...☻

forgot one...☻
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
some more on the Salampasu (Asalampasu,...

some more on the Salampasu (Asalampasu, Basalampasu, Mpasu, Sala Mpasu) and their masks:

Ceremonial mask: a warrior people comprising 60,000 individuals, the Salampasu live in Shaba province...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
thank you all for your contributions. The...

thank you all for your contributions.

The ratan, straw or organic material was indeed common practice to fasten the grip of the blade. A few pictures added

I was able to find some more info on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
thank you all gents for your feedback ! Also...

thank you all gents for your feedback ! Also about the scabbards. Highly appreciated !

buona sera Duccio,

with reference to the picture you added, would the Salampasu in the leopard troussers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
grazie mille & congratulations ( better late then...

grazie mille & congratulations ( better late then never)☺☼☺

Question: what is the material between the blade and the grip ?
And what would be its function?
Mine doesn't have it but I suspected...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
some more info for those interested... From...

some more info for those interested...

From the Smithsonian:

More than an object for defense and attack, this short sword is an item of regalia, denoting status and membership in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
thank you very much ! I was able to find more...

thank you very much ! I was able to find more info based upon your input :

it is indeed a Salampasu dagger; the Salampasu, who live south of the Lwalwa and the Mbagani and west of the Lulua...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By gp
Salampasu dagger, sword South Congo

Date provided was 50ies-60ies but seller told me Africa was not his speciality...
he was told is was a Salampasu dagger, sword from the South of Congo

steel blade, wooden handle, scabbard wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,041
Posted By gp
a few more cold arms pictures from an old book I...

a few more cold arms pictures from an old book I have, published in the former Yugoslavia some 8 decades ago: "Oružje starih hrvata", by Milan Praunsperger.
If you understand some of any of the...
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