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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2022, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Yvain
Thanks for the measurements Drac2k ! And no...

Thanks for the measurements Drac2k ! And no worries, as you can see, I was away for some days too !

David, very pertinent remark, convergent evolution and perceived similarities can be very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 10:27 PM
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Posted By Yvain
Adding the Detroit Institute of Arts to the list...

Adding the Detroit Institute of Arts to the list : https://www.dia.org/art/collection/dia-collection
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Yvain
Thank you very much for the pictures Drac2k !...

Thank you very much for the pictures Drac2k ! It's truly amazing how similar they are, did a quick and dirty comparison between the two. How long is the sword approximately ?

Regarding the sheath,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Yvain
David, While I definitely agree with...

David,



While I definitely agree with you on the principle, I think that it might be more significant in this case, since the sheath fits the knife perfectly (even following the shape of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 09:41 AM
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Views: 1,410
Posted By Yvain
Wow that's amazing Drac2k! I didn't...

Wow that's amazing Drac2k!



I didn't expect the actual owner of it to show up! Do you happen to have better pictures of it, and would you mind sharing them here? Do you have any additional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Yvain
Well, while searching for similar sheaths to make...

Well, while searching for similar sheaths to make some comparisons, I did found something very interesting, namely the first picture below. Sadly, I wasn't able to find its source or anymore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Yvain
Hi Detlef, While the origin of the...

Hi Detlef,



While the origin of the knife itself is still somewhat mysterious, I'm pretty sure the sheath is African.


In addition to the general look of it, the belt loops and their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Yvain
Adding a picture of the back of the sheath, it...

Adding a picture of the back of the sheath, it has a Mandingo flavor to it in my opinion
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Yvain
Thanks! 🙂 So most likely a South...

Thanks! 🙂



So most likely a South American knife with a West African sheath? That's quite a travel for a knife!



Here is a picture of the bolster :
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Yvain
African (?) knife

Hi everyone !


I recently bought an interesting knife, with a nice handle, but I'm having trouble determining what it is exactly.


I've seen somewhat similar daggers described as "moorish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By Yvain
Hi Ariel, Thank you for that detailed answer...

Hi Ariel,

Thank you for that detailed answer ! It sure is a fascinating area, and I'll definitely try to learn more about it. I've also discovered traditional Uzbek clothing, which is magnificent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By Yvain
Uzbek pchak

Hi everyone,



Just wanted to show this Uzbek pchak that I bought yesterday (seller's pictures, I haven't received it yet) !

I knew nothing about those knives before buying this one, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By Yvain
Dagger from Cameroon

Hi everyone !

This little dagger was actually a nice surprise, as I got it in a lot that I bought for another item in it.


The grip is made out of patinated white wood, the scabbard has a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,326
Posted By Yvain
Sorry for not commenting earlier in the thread,...

Sorry for not commenting earlier in the thread, very busy week.


Again, thanks to everyone for their help ! Philip, your Cham theory is extremely interesting and I'll see if I can find more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,326
Posted By Yvain
Well I didn't expect it to be such a riddle! All...

Well I didn't expect it to be such a riddle! All of the suggestions here were very interesting to read, thanks a lot Jim for your thoughtful comment! Kubur, I do see a lot of similarities between...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,326
Posted By Yvain
Well I did not expect it to be such a tricky...

Well I did not expect it to be such a tricky question!


Regardless of the origin (though it is obviously very important), what was the purpose of this thing in your opinion? Very big tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,326
Posted By Yvain
Mystery sabre

Hi everyone !

I'm emptying my room at my parent's house and I found this big sabre that I bought when I was a teenager (most likely because it looked cool and old). It doesn't really fit my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Yvain
Thanks Kubur! The scabbard and ferrule being...

Thanks Kubur! The scabbard and ferrule being later makes sense indeed, you can clearly see the difference in the craftsmanship quality. I'm not sure about the acid etching, are you referring to this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Yvain
Thank you all for your answers! Glad to hear I...

Thank you all for your answers! Glad to hear I did okay!



David, I think the handle is in the correct position. Both sides are very similar (see attached pictures), the front one is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Yvain
My first koummya

Hi everyone,



I never bought a koummya before, as most of those on the market were made for tourists and I'm often unsure whether I'm looking at an authentic one or not. However,
I couldn't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Yvain
Thank you Kubur, this is indeed the most logical...

Thank you Kubur, this is indeed the most logical explanation!



Francantolin, indeed I suspect the blade to be older, and that it was harshly polished and reused.



I realise that I sound...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Yvain
Don't get me wrong, most of the weapons in my...

Don't get me wrong, most of the weapons in my collection are humble functional pieces, but this one feels different. Most of the low grade weapons I own don't look that good from afar but are well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Yvain
Kurdish jambiya : disappointment, but learning opportunity

Hi everyone,

So today I received this kurdish jambiya. I found it on a second hand website for less than 20 euros, and bought it despite the bad pictures because I assumed that they weren't faked...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Yvain
As Kubur, rightfully said, it is indeed most...

As Kubur, rightfully said, it is indeed most likely from Somalia and exhibits some similarities with the billao sword. However, the blade seems less assymetrical, and the hilt (especially the pommel)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,012
Posted By Yvain
Hi everyone ! Here is the pictures I...

Hi everyone !

Here is the pictures I promised yesterday.

As you can see on the comparative picture, the border is in the same style, and most likely made with the same tool on the sheath and...
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