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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2016, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Congoblades
Second one is: Sengese, Cameroon, Matakam People,...

Second one is: Sengese, Cameroon, Matakam People, Mandara mountains.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
Posted By Congoblades
Africa is a very large and diverse continent,...

Africa is a very large and diverse continent, saying that it is a common motif on blades is a bit strange. If you want to see a snake in it that's fine for me, but why should there be a snake on a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
Posted By Congoblades
It is definitely an old one, how old exactly is...

It is definitely an old one, how old exactly is hard to tell (some experts can :D). To be safe I would say first quarter of the 20th century.
If the handle has the same age as the blade it would be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
Posted By Congoblades
Nice Lokele knife, Congo. Is there a hole in de...

Nice Lokele knife, Congo. Is there a hole in de back of the handle? Most of them have a weight on the handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Congoblades
According "Westerdijk 1975" these...

According "Westerdijk 1975" these sickle knives are gardening tools used by the Shi/Bashi.

I don't see the typical characteristics of the Songye axes in yours?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Congoblades
There are two parts, Guba 1: Wicker Shields of...

There are two parts,
Guba 1: Wicker Shields of the Congo basin - ELSEN, Jan - BAUR, Ivan.
Guba 2: WOODEN SHIELDS OF THE CONGO BASIN - ELSEN, Jan - BAUR, Ivan.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Congoblades
Some more tutsi shields

Some more tutsi shields
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Congoblades
Dansshield Ntore, Tutsi. Simular decorations

Dansshield Ntore, Tutsi.
Simular decorations
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Congoblades
Warundi sickle knife. Warundi, inhabiting the...

Warundi sickle knife.
Warundi, inhabiting the district between Tanganyika and the Kagera.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By Congoblades
The big one is Bati a neighbouring tribe of the...

The big one is Bati a neighbouring tribe of the Mbudja. I have a simular one.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th March 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By Congoblades
Thanks Colin. Yes they are mine. they are brought...

Thanks Colin. Yes they are mine. they are brought back from Poland, from a guy who sells WW2 items. I think this is much older.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th March 2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By Congoblades
Slave leg shackles??

Any thought about these old style shackles?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,125
Posted By Congoblades
This is a Tuareg knife. North Africa. Not very...

This is a Tuareg knife. North Africa.
Not very old, fifties, sixties or something close.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,612
Posted By Congoblades
Imprssion d'Afrique - Exposition au musée...

Imprssion d'Afrique - Exposition au musée Fenaille, Rodez 2014
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,612
Posted By Congoblades
Nice old one. Teke, Democratic Republic Congo,...

Nice old one.
Teke, Democratic Republic Congo, probably late 19th century
Worn by a person of distinction as a scepter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,314
Posted By Congoblades
Thanks Colin for your opinion. I just found this...

Thanks Colin for your opinion.

I just found this knife on the net, simular blade, simular guard, different handle.
"Couteau d'esprit indonesien à lame dans le goût des kriss, poignée en bois" 33 cm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,314
Posted By Congoblades
Wavy dagger

Hi,
34 cm. Any thought about the origin?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By Congoblades
Thanks Vandoo, I know it's not old, still a nice...

Thanks Vandoo, I know it's not old, still a nice carved decorative item :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By Congoblades
Shield for ID

To which ethnic group belonged this shield?
Wood, about 100 cm.
Thanks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Congoblades
The one with fur and decorated scabbard should be...

The one with fur and decorated scabbard should be Hutu - Tutsi.
These swords were worn to the rear of the head
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Congoblades
Using fur on this type of sword is also not...

Using fur on this type of sword is also not uncommon but used as belt or belt decoration. Probebly monkey fur.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Congoblades
Shi sword and dagger from my collection.

Shi sword and dagger from my collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Congoblades
A two-coloured sheath is fairly common but...

A two-coloured sheath is fairly common but usually the two-tone effect was obtained by metal wire.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By Congoblades
Have also this one, similar fullers as the sword....

Have also this one, similar fullers as the sword. Will probably be of the same region. The decoration on the tip of the sheath is a bit strange. :shrug: Looks more like german or austrian??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By Congoblades
Thanks. The wire is probably the safest thing to...

Thanks. The wire is probably the safest thing to do. Simple and it will keep the guard at his place. Nice.
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