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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Duccio
Well, I don't think so ... first of all, the...

Well, I don't think so ... first of all, the beidana was a weapon (like almost all "poor" weapons) derived from a work tool, a billhook, simply by forging the much longer blade, but always of scarce...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Duccio
I have now noticed a curious detail that can be...

I have now noticed a curious detail that can be seen in the blade of the ax (recade) and which is almost always present in a very particular weapon (it is called "beidana") that was distinctive of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Duccio
I think Ariel is right: at the "Petit Musée de la...

I think Ariel is right: at the "Petit Musée de la Recade" in Cotonou there is an object very similar to yours on display (https://www.lespharaons.com/2020/01/17/benin-culture-28-sceptres...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,744
Posted By Duccio
Ciao Kai, you are the first on the list! When...

Ciao Kai,
you are the first on the list!
When I decide to part with it, I'll warn you first, rest assured.
But you have to take away a curiosity: why are you interested in a knife that, it seems...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,744
Posted By Duccio
Wow, Gustav, what speed! And surely the Gjellerup...

Wow, Gustav, what speed! And surely the Gjellerup you found has a much better chance of being the owner of my golok than a poet could have!
Thank you so much!
Duccio
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,744
Posted By Duccio
Speaking of goloks from Tjikeroeh, I would like...

Speaking of goloks from Tjikeroeh, I would like to know if any expert on this type of object can give me some information on the golok of which I am attaching some photos:
it is a knife with a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By Duccio
Hi GP, I don't know how to answer you ... I...

Hi GP,
I don't know how to answer you ... I guess your second hypothesis is true, anyway.
I only found this little information on the sites to which I give you the link:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By Duccio
It is a kind of rope of vegetable fibers, I think...

It is a kind of rope of vegetable fibers, I think it serves to hold the blade firmly inside the handle, which has a slit. Maybe it's good that your knife doesn't have it; if the blade is firm, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By Duccio
Hi GP, your Salampasu's twin brother is in my...

Hi GP, your Salampasu's twin brother is in my house ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,498
Posted By Duccio
I tried to find out more about Hausa knives, and,...

I tried to find out more about Hausa knives, and, with the information I found, I must say that Martin and Pieje are actually right: what I thought was a Kuba knife is definitely Hausa (therefore a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,498
Posted By Duccio
Dear Martin, I must confess that my experience...

Dear Martin,
I must confess that my experience as a collector is very limited, so I don't pretend to teach others at all, I just throw a few hypotheses there, to discuss them together. In this case,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Duccio
Drac2k, if you say that the sheath and the knife...

Drac2k, if you say that the sheath and the knife are made for each other, I have no reason to contradict you, but I must say that on the one hand the sheath is unequivocally Mabendi (all the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,498
Posted By Duccio
Hi, I think Marc is right: the first is...

Hi,
I think Marc is right: the first is definitely Konda and the second is definitely Yaka; I'm pretty sure the bottom left knife is a Kuba, the handle decoration is typical.
You can see a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Duccio
The blade is certainly very beautiful and...

The blade is certainly very beautiful and interesting, but I like to emphasize the beauty of the hilt and the fact that it is in perfect condition, which happens very rarely!
Congratulations, a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By Duccio
Without a doubt an Afar Gile, every detail is...

Without a doubt an Afar Gile, every detail is absolutely coherent: shape of the blade, shape of the handle, materials and decoration of the scabbard, everything, in short.
And also the fact that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By Duccio
Beautiful! Congratulations, interesting purchase....

Beautiful! Congratulations, interesting purchase.
The attribution to the Lengola people would seem correct to me too, but one could perhaps also evaluate the Lega people as a candidate: Lengola...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,279
Posted By Duccio
At the British Museum there is a crocodile skin...

At the British Museum there is a crocodile skin "cuirass", apparently used for cult purposes rather than for war, dating back to the Roman domination of Egypt (about 300 AD).
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,666
Posted By Duccio
No problem, I'm glad that everything is cleared...

No problem, I'm glad that everything is cleared up.
Believe me, I take these objects and those who manufacture them very seriously, but sometimes I feel frustrated, to verify the depth of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,666
Posted By Duccio
My comment was meant to be a joke, from a poor...

My comment was meant to be a joke, from a poor collector of African blades who would like to get to know that world in depth but who occasionally has to collide with mysterious objects, such as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,666
Posted By Duccio
...every morning in Africa, as soon as the sun...

...every morning in Africa, as soon as the sun rises, a blacksmith finds a way to make a mysterious sword, for the sole purpose of driving some Western collectors crazy ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Duccio
Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword;...

Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword; speaking of the rounded tip, a legend says that a king of the Konda federation wanted to express the military power of his kingdom by imposing on his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Duccio
https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collecti...

https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/explorer-les-collections/base/Work/action/list/?orderby=null&order=desc&category=oeuvres&tx_mqbcollection_explorer%5Bquery%5D%5Btype%5D=&tx_mqbcollection_explorer%5Bquery%...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Duccio
I think that everything you can see can be found...

I think that everything you can see can be found at the musée du Quai Branly in Paris, even online: many knives, even interesting ones, but a single sword and even not very significant ... Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd February 2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By Duccio
Sajen, sorry, but I don't understand why you say...

Sajen, sorry, but I don't understand why you say that in your opinion that is not rattan ... to me it appears that there are various species of plants called "rattan" also in Africa, and that these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,192
Posted By Duccio
The last one, i think... From Florence, Italy ...

The last one, i think...
From Florence, Italy
Auguri a tutti!
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