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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2021, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Peter B.
In order not to neglect the African weapons: ...

In order not to neglect the African weapons:
Here is the part of my collection that made its way onto my wall
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,028
Posted By Peter B.
Here is another example of these mass-produced...

Here is another example of these mass-produced knives.
Image courtesy of the Auktionshaus am See in Konstanz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,028
Posted By Peter B.
On closer inspection you can see that the handle...

On closer inspection you can see that the handle of Ibrahiim's copy is carved in more detail than mine. Perhaps an original historical blade is hidden in the scabbard.

I hope that Ibrahiim will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,028
Posted By Peter B.
Hello Ian, here is a picture of my knife. It...

Hello Ian, here is a picture of my knife. It looks almost the same.
I have already seen several of these knives, always with a blade made of flat steel and without a cutting edge.
To me it looks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Peter B.
I want to point out that it looks like the center...

I want to point out that it looks like the center gap and the waves at the edges of the blade were added when the writing was already in place.
Is this in any way related to the assumption made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,028
Posted By Peter B.
The thread is a bit older, but can someone tell...

The thread is a bit older, but can someone tell me something about the origin of this knife posted by Ibrahiim?
I have a similar one, sold as coming from Uganda, but I have also seen specimens that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
As you can see in the first picture, despite the...

As you can see in the first picture, despite the traditional way of life, they have no problems with new technology.
When I was in Kenya in 2003, I saw a Maasai warrior with traditional clothing and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
Here are two more old pictures, both from Benitez...

Here are two more old pictures, both from Benitez & Barbier - Shields (2000), the drawing from page 2 and the photo with the long spears from page 118
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Peter B.
Hello Jean-Luc, Here is the complete...

Hello Jean-Luc,

Here is the complete description of the shield of picture 3 from my last posting including the old photo.
Here is also the reference list for this shield.
Unfortunately there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By Peter B.
Here are three pictures, the first one from A. C....

Here are three pictures, the first one from A. C. Tirri - Islamic and Native weapons (2007, page 24) and the old one from Benitez & Barbier - Shields (2000, page 120). This photo is shown in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 05:15 PM
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Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
And here some recent photos from an illustrated...

And here some recent photos from an illustrated book from 1980
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
Here are some additional old pictures with Massai...

Here are some additional old pictures with Massai speras.
Abb. 41 and 42 is from 1910, the others earlier.
The spears in figs. 41 and 42 show the transition from the broad shape to the narrow one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
I did a little research in my library and found...

I did a little research in my library and found very conflicting information in the historical literature on the manufacture of Massai spears:

F. Kallenberg (Auf dem Kriegspfad gegen die Massai,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,840
Posted By Peter B.
Hello dear friends of african weapons. I was...

Hello dear friends of african weapons.

I was on vacation a few weeks and would now like to contribute some information to the thread.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to buy a lot of 40...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By Peter B.
Hello Jisx, it's definitely not military -...

Hello Jisx,

it's definitely not military - sorry, but no army would give its soldiers such a knife
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By Peter B.
No more ideas on this strange item???

No more ideas on this strange item???
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Peter B.
I have another one that looks exactly the same. ...

I have another one that looks exactly the same.
I fear that at least the scabbards of the most swords were newly produced. They look too good to have ever been used.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By Peter B.
Thanks for your answers. African was also my...

Thanks for your answers.

African was also my first idea because of the bend tang at the bottom of the grip - a typical african way to fasten the grip to the tang. But maybe someone elsewhere had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By Peter B.
Unknown sickle

Hello all together.
I'm new to the forum as a member and I would like to thank for all the usefull informations I found here till today as anonymous reader.
I'm living in Germany and I'm mainly...
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