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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2021, 12:21 AM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
The Swahili word for this type of club is rungu,...

The Swahili word for this type of club is rungu, it is most famously used by the Masai but also by other people groups of Eastern Africa

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2021, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
To add to Marc's IDs, the bottom left is likely...

To add to Marc's IDs, the bottom left is likely Hausa though I have seen daggers/swords of this type attributed to the Fulani and Tikar as well. The bottom right looks like a mix of Tebu and Sudanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2020, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
Excellent write up! I have always been interested...

Excellent write up! I have always been interested in the history and development of these swords, particularly with regard to their hypothetical ancestral (or derived) relationship to the more well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2020, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
I'm 33, been collecting since I was 21

I'm 33, been collecting since I was 21
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2018, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
Any more insights would be appreciated - ADS

Any more insights would be appreciated

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 01:13 AM
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
Hi Detlef, thanks for your insight, I did not...

Hi Detlef, thanks for your insight, I did not consider the Shona as a possible ID but it does bear some resemblance now that you mention it

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Araņa_del_Sol
African blades ID request

Hi all, long time lurker here, I have a trio of African blades of uncertain origin/ethnic attribution though I have my suspicions.

Blade A is reminiscent of a Guduf sword from Cameroon though the...
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