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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th January 2021, 10:28 PM
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Posted By nKante
Club/mace inquiry

I am looking for examples of maces or war clubs from West Africa and the Sahel. I have read about the Fulani using wooden clubs with a banded metal head, but I dont think I have ever seen one. Do you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2020, 02:52 PM
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Views: 1,654
Posted By nKante
This is excellent. Your translation is perfect....

This is excellent. Your translation is perfect. It answered several questions and made it much more clear to me.
Thank you
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 08:59 PM
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Posted By nKante
Thank you. This is greatly appreciated. I will...

Thank you. This is greatly appreciated. I will wait patiently for the translation. And yes Da'Mon Stith at Street Forge Armory is the maker.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2020, 02:24 AM
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Views: 1,654
Posted By nKante
Scabbard help

Greetings folks!

A friend of mine is getting a takouba reproduced for modern sparring. I was hoping to make a scabbard for him as a gift. What can you folks tell me about their construction? Do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2017, 10:14 PM
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Views: 3,453
Posted By nKante
Sudanese warrior question

Hopefully you folks can help. I am trying to establish when the Kaskara first appeared. Most examples I've seen are dated to the 19th century. I have read they could have been around as early as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2016, 11:37 PM
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Views: 3,893
Posted By nKante
Thanks for the replies. The gentleman in the...

Thanks for the replies.
The gentleman in the video is DaMon Stith out of Austin, Texas. He is doing some really cool things and recently started a Historical African Martial Arts page on Facebook....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2016, 01:44 AM
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Views: 3,893
Posted By nKante
Shotel draw

So Abyssinian warriors wore their swords on the right side of the body and drew with the same hand. I strapped my sword in the same relative position that the sword are shown being carried in photos....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2016, 09:33 PM
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Views: 1,854
Posted By nKante
shield bumps

I have some rawhide and I want to make a few shields. Does anyone have any info on hide shield production in Africa? I am mainly tying to figure out how many of the pronounced bumps and lines were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2016, 07:33 PM
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Views: 2,491
Posted By nKante
Maassai Shield

I came across this short film about creating a traditional Maassai shield called Blood and Leather. I thought the folks here would appreciate. There is some good information in the film, article and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2016, 10:13 PM
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Views: 2,561
Posted By nKante
leather quest

I am planning a non-weapon project and could use some help. I was hoping someone here had some information on African leather tanning processes. I have search the web but can't find anything. I even...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2015, 12:28 AM
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Views: 39,070
Posted By nKante
these are some of the re-creations I did.

these are some of the re-creations I did.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2015, 12:19 AM
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Posted By nKante
If you google Benin warrior you will get hundreds...

If you google Benin warrior you will get hundreds of medieval bronzes depicting warriors in all sorts of body armor.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th February 2015, 12:22 AM
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Posted By nKante
NICE. I love the high collar on the quilted robe....

NICE. I love the high collar on the quilted robe. This might be my new profile picture.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2014, 01:05 AM
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Posted By nKante
Gifts from Mali

A close friend of the family brought these back from Mali for me. The crude grinder marks scream tourist piece, but I love them. I tested out the blades and they proved to be good, strong, cutting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By nKante
I found what I believe to be an illustrated photo...

I found what I believe to be an illustrated photo showing a warrior wearing an iron cuirass under his robes. The saddle horn, helmet and circle designs of the horses armor remind me of the set up in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
Figured I post myself wearing it with the rest of...

Figured I post myself wearing it with the rest of my panoply.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2014, 11:39 PM
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Posted By nKante
WOW. Those art the best pictures I have ever seen...

WOW. Those art the best pictures I have ever seen of one. Some of those long, 'nail' looking rivets are just plain scary.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By nKante
OK. Finally finished it. I took some liberties...

OK. Finally finished it. I took some liberties with it but I am very pleased with the overall product. I used street sign aluminum in place of iron plates. I replaced the iron rivets with brass...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2013, 08:51 PM
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Posted By nKante
Awesome. Thank you!

Awesome. Thank you!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2013, 01:09 AM
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Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
This is my take on the piece. I still have to...

This is my take on the piece. I still have to attach the shoulder straps and edge it with leather. I made it out of aluminum, not iron. I plan to put a nice dark patina on it when it is completed. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2013, 12:47 AM
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Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
His chain is definitely over some thick garment.

His chain is definitely over some thick garment.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2013, 08:57 PM
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Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
Wow! That is an awesome pic. I would think that...

Wow! That is an awesome pic. I would think that many daggers would be used as missiles. I wonder how his sleeves behave if they are for throwing!? By the way it gathers at his neck it looks like the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
Ok! It would make sense to wear the cuirass over...

Ok! It would make sense to wear the cuirass over a padded under garment, and under a padded over garment. And after I looked again you are correct, they are Sudanese warriors. Know I have to reseach...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
Now remember I said 'might' be an iron plate. To...

Now remember I said 'might' be an iron plate. To my eye, the dark area around the one warrior's torso seems to be an armored belly band. It could be part of the pattern on the robe, but I think I see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th October 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 28,697
Posted By nKante
iron cuirass

I have always been interested in this West African cuirass. I have seen a few illustrations of them, and photos of 3 different pieces. Conrad Cairns briefly mentions this kind of defense in his book...
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