Saturday, May 4, 2013
An interesting sword with a bit of rough character to it.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Another milestone of sorts - a rather nice brass hilt sword from my own collection joins the catalog. Making a total of 70 swords for now - there are a few more still to add as well.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
There has been a flurry of additions to the new catalog system recently.
Old blade, likely European and interesting hilt with well aged leather:
Interesting half brass hilt with native blade:
Likely an old trade blade in Tuareg mounts with interesting blade engravings:
Mandara region short takouba:
Ancient takouba with relic condition blade:
Nice Tuareg example:
Brass hilt with odd, possibly native blade:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The new catalog system for the Takouba Research Society is now live. Almost all content has been shifted to this system. It allows for sorting and classification of all the swords in the collections by a variety of parameters based around the main categories of People Group, Blade Type, Hilt Type and Blade Markings.
I hope you enjoy this - it was a large amount of work but the collections are now truly useful for research and not just a chronological record of the swords added to the site.
You can visit it from the top menu link - or directly here: http://takouba.org/catalog