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Old 23rd April 2021, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default A pair of Jarid looking spears

This pair of spears is 80cm long. They look like the turkish "jarid" that was thrown from a horse. However they look fairly recent, and the material is not hardened steel, but a yellow looking metal, like bronze. The panches on them remind me of North African work. The 2 shafts are not identical, so it seems that there are hand made. Any comments?
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Old 24th April 2021, 01:07 PM   #2
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Look African to me for sure. North Africa and the trade coast.
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Old 24th April 2021, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hello,

the spears have some similarities in style and crafting to this axe I showed here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...hlight=african
Maybe they are from the Toma, too?

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Old 26th April 2021, 06:46 PM   #4
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This pair of spears is 80cm long. They look like the turkish "jarid" that was thrown from a horse. However they look fairly recent, and the material is not hardened steel, but a yellow looking metal, like bronze. The panches on them remind me of North African work. The 2 shafts are not identical, so it seems that there are hand made. Any comments?
I think that these spears are Toulouse small throwingspears for hunting.
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Old 26th April 2021, 06:54 PM   #5
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I think that these spears are Toulouse small throwingspears for hunting.
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I meant Toubou ( Tubu ) not Toulouse sorry about that.
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Old 27th April 2021, 07:17 AM   #6
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I agree I think they are from Chad.
I'm very surprised that no one told you that they are purely decorative/touristic items. Look at the material used, brass, and the barbs/fish bones badly cut and not sharp at all.
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Old 27th April 2021, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hello, thanks for your comments. The truth is that i bought them out of curiosity (but on a tourist price...) Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose, but always learn...
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Old 27th April 2021, 07:49 AM   #8
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Kubur is correct, these are just souvenir/tourist items from the Sahel region. Fairly often seen in antique centres and the like here in UK.
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