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Old 1st November 2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default A group of African weapons for comment.

all come from the same place (Congo) and seem to have a certain age
Thank you all in advance for your comments.
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Old 1st November 2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hmmm......so they are from the Congo, and the other clue is that they 'seem' to have a certain age. As the quiz seems to be 'essay' rather than multiple choice I can answer question item number two.....this is a 'trombash' from the Mangbetu people of Congo (now Zaire). Rather than being a weapon, it is primarily used as currency, but more as a status oriented symbol of rank. If I recall, the holes have to do with the rank of the individual.

The others I do not have African references handy, but do seem to be Congo.
As to age, it is always safe to say 19th c. but many of these were collected into 20th.

Very attractive examples and nice Congo grouping.
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Old 1st November 2019, 09:53 PM   #3
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The third is definitely from the territory of the Congo. Short sword of people Kuba
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Old 5th November 2019, 02:51 PM   #4
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Yes they are all from the Congo & a very nice trio.. Congo weapons are my favourites.

The first is a Salampasu People Sword from Southern Zaire also widely used by the Chokwe People.

The second is a Mangbetu People Trumbash, as already identified by Jim.

The third, as identified by Mahratt, is a Kuba People Knife called an IKUL.
( Peace Knife )

I can only hazard a rough guess for the age which is late 19th C to first half of the 20th C .

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Old 5th November 2019, 03:53 PM   #5
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Don't know anything about the objects, but the photography is first rate.
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Old 5th November 2019, 07:24 PM   #6
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3 old knives, good stuff to begin a collection of african weapons, but not the best quality.
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Old 6th November 2019, 06:13 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your comments and additional informations on this 3 weapons or as Jim rightly pointed out" weapons and curency weapons"
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