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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Thank you! Yes, I also think that mine is a...

Thank you! Yes, I also think that mine is a little bit younger ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Hi Detlef! here is a page from Tribal Arms...

Hi Detlef!

here is a page from Tribal Arms Monographs n2 you can see your example in pic. 55, mine in pic. 59 (or also in pic. 54). The one showed in pic. 55 it's before 1912. The tribes are the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Nice couple :) Flavio

Nice couple :)

Flavio
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Hi Detlef! The lobala is long circa 62 cm....

Hi Detlef!

The lobala is long circa 62 cm. The face that you see it's the better preserved, unfortunatly. The other has more pittings and the decoration is clear only on the lower part (the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Letters on scabbard

Letters on scabbard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Two new pieces (from Congo!)

I know that many of us already knows these kind of swords, but.... who knows? Maybe for someone of the new members these are quite unknowns and they like to see them :D
A konda short sword ( the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Flavio
Very nice and a very good cleaning work!...

Very nice and a very good cleaning work! Congrats, Detlef!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Flavio
Really a beautiful sword, Detlef. Congrats! ...

Really a beautiful sword, Detlef.
Congrats!

Flavio
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2013, 10:42 AM
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Views: 6,007
Posted By Flavio
Thank you Iain :) Detlef, yes the...

Thank you Iain :)

Detlef,

yes the blade was very corroded and so, one of the previous owners had heavily cleaned it... that's why the decoration is a little bit vanished :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2013, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Flavio
Blade and handle

Blade and handle
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2013, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Flavio
It's astonishing how these weapons resembles the...

It's astonishing how these weapons resembles the Moro panabas, or at least some exemples, maybe, as Charles said, because they evolved from the same type of agricoltural instruments.... :shrug: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,007
Posted By Flavio
Hi Kai! So you are with me that the nunber...

Hi Kai!

So you are with me that the nunber exist? Ok, I'm not crazy :D

Hi Detlef!

Sure, I see your post, very nice sword and very similar. Yours has a better blade since mine was polished...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2013, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Flavio
A Ngala and a Salampasu

Hi all! Here are two new pretty pets that I have adopted :D a Ngala execution sword and a Salampasu short sword. On the Salamapasu scabbard there are three numbers, seems to me "158" or "159" and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,773
Posted By Flavio
Thank you all guys :)

Thank you all guys :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2013, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Flavio
Thank you all for your comments! I was thinking...

Thank you all for your comments! I was thinking that the scabbard was late 19th century and the barung a little bit recent, but I'm not an expert at all, and this was just an idea that comes in my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2013, 05:50 PM
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Views: 5,773
Posted By Flavio
Thank you guys! :) It was a quite simple...

Thank you guys! :) It was a quite simple restoration project, indeed :rolleyes:
Now I have a question: do you think that the barung and the scabbard are contemporary? Seems to me that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,773
Posted By Flavio
Thank you, Detlef :)

Thank you, Detlef :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2013, 05:26 PM
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Views: 5,773
Posted By Flavio
A rather nice Barung

Hi all!!!!

It's passed a lot of time from my latest post with some new stuff... Hope to have time to post soon some of my new pieces!
Anyway here we go! A rather nice barung, or barong if you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,416
Posted By Flavio
I think that it's time for a CLASSIC thread on...

I think that it's time for a CLASSIC thread on tulwars.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,523
Posted By Flavio
these are really beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!

these are really beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,951
Posted By Flavio
A nice piece of wood :D ! Really a wonderful...

A nice piece of wood :D ! Really a wonderful shield, Albert, Congrats!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,127
Posted By Flavio
Thanks again!!!!!!!! Very helpfull!!!!!! ...

Thanks again!!!!!!!!
Very helpfull!!!!!!

GRAZIE DI CUORE :) :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th April 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,127
Posted By Flavio
Hi guys!!! Thank you all!!! I explain better...

Hi guys!!!
Thank you all!!! I explain better what I need (even if already your help is precious!!):
A dear friend of mine, and an archeologist collegue (his field of interest is the metallurgy of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,127
Posted By Flavio
Help on african blacksmiths

HI guys!!!
Can you provide some references (book or articles) on the role of african blacksmiths in their society?
I appreciate any kind of help :)
Thank you so much
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,841
Posted By Flavio
Really a wonderful piece, Carlos! Congrats!!...

Really a wonderful piece, Carlos! Congrats!! :cool:
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