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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st April 2024, 03:59 AM
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Posted By RobT
My Rationale

Mark M,
Using the nature of the koummya lugs and suspension rings is my personal working hypothesis that I use to assess the age of a koummya. It is by no means etched in stone. I have provided an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2024, 12:29 AM
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Posted By RobT
Eric Says 20th Century

Sajen,

I said that, “I have also never seen what I consider a 19th century koummya with the rings riveted to the lugs.” In the chapeau de gendarme text below the picture, Eric Claude dates his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2024, 01:32 AM
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Posted By RobT
Lugs Aren't Strong

Hi All,

Based on the nature of baldric rings and lugs, I would go with well post WWII for this piece. I have found that the older the piece, the larger and more sturdy the lugs and rings. The lugs...
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