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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2024, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yuri, these are copies of photographs that are...

Yuri,
these are copies of photographs that are in a museum in Harar, Ethiopia. I'd say they're from, like, 1920s (?).

Best,
Martin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2024, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I would like to correct myself, I got carried...

I would like to correct myself, I got carried away by what I personally call "classic afaraks".

There are, of course, other groups of purely Afar knives, which are also called gile, but they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2024, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Yuri,You've got nice and typical gile. From my...

Yuri,You've got nice and typical gile.
From my point of view, what is valued in these objects is their originality, the fact that they bear signs of daily use, patina and at the same time...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2024, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
I believe we can see a knot from branch at the...

I believe we can see a knot from branch at the location indicated and that it is therefore wood
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2024, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Martin Lubojacky
Hello, your new gile is nice, some might say...

Hello, your new gile is nice, some might say juice of Afarland... Isnt the handle made of wood ?
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