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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these...

Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these religious matters which were certainly at hand in the uprisings and jihad which were of course the basis for the Mahdiyya, I must admit that I do not...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but...

Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but interested in the history of the weapons. I would be very concerned about firing of such an old pistol, but it seems a consensus among the gun guys that...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:40 PM
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Views: 61
Posted By Jim McDougall
Underhammer boot leg pistol

These are relatively little known single shot percussion pistols of around 1830s to 1860, which were apparently used in Maine, primarily by lumber jacks and loggers on the rivers and the mill towns....
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:25 AM
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Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, thank you so much for this information...

Victrix, thank you so much for this information and these links!
Like you, I will not be able to read these, but always hope for good images and sometimes English captions. The Swedish Arms & Armor...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting Rajasthani tulwar, most certainly...

Interesting Rajasthani tulwar, most certainly late 19th c. but these are hard to date as they were of course in use by style many years. Those stamped markings would not designate a state, in fact it...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Fernando!! Fascinating detail,...

Thank you so much Fernando!! Fascinating detail, and certainly adds great dimension to the circumstances of this pistol.....you are always a super slueth at finding this stuff! Very much appreciated,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,882
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Joe, Actually that particular marking on the...

Hi Joe,
Actually that particular marking on the kaskara would be considered mostly not connected to the discussion on the interesting sword you posted in the OP.
While it reflects a degree of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Jim McDougall
Im really glad I could help Stu, it a fascinating...

Im really glad I could help Stu, it a fascinating example!
The hide if I am not mistaken is the 'monitor lizard' or Waran (genus Varanus, Ar, =varan, lizard)., which is apparently quite totemic along...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Rick! I dont have access to the...

Thanks very much Rick!
I dont have access to the pistol right now, but I really appreciate your insights!
Actually I was attracted to the pistol because of the obvious notion of ancestral...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely Ian, and I was remiss in not...

Absolutely Ian, and I was remiss in not mentioning those, which honestly furnished some of the most important detail on the production of kaskara and their characteristics with variations. What I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ed, I do have a profound fascination...

Thank you Ed,
I do have a profound fascination with the Sudan, and in fact I was involved in some research several years ago concerning thuluth and the Mahdist weaponry. While I cannot claim any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ren Ren, THANK YOU!! I was having difficulty...

Ren Ren, THANK YOU!! I was having difficulty getting accurate translation of that panel. This makes good sense considering the context of the Eight Trigram rebellion,
Very much appreciated,
Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well explained Philip, and it would be...

Well explained Philip, and it would be understandable that observance of the political climate would vary in degree regionally and with regard to certain circumstances. Some time ago I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolute classics Philip!!! Your resounding...

Absolute classics Philip!!! Your resounding knowledge on these topics is clearly paralleled by your amazing wit and humor!!! You showed remarkable restraint apparently in your meeting this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ian, thank you for this excellent response, and...

Ian, thank you for this excellent response, and Ren Ren as well ! I really appreciate this detailed explanation as the ethnic and religious diversity in the vast Chinese sphere is very diverse. For...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hungarian swords and references query

In going through old notes, Ive come across old references to the often peculiar inscriptions and symbols on Hungarian blades referred to as 'the Transylvanian knot'. I think it was Ariel who found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, while I cannot speak with any sort of...

Again, while I cannot speak with any sort of authority on these Chinese weapons, I do have what might be considered a 'working knowledge' of them from researches many times over the years.

I will...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 151,191
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Wayne.....I only remembered them because...

You bet Wayne.....I only remembered them because research on them just came up a month ago!!!
Harry who??????!!!! :)
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 151,191
Posted By Jim McDougall
History, for many of us....is ADDICTING! :) In...

History, for many of us....is ADDICTING! :)

In history, war, battles etc. there are no fine lines, rules or categories in 'sides' in conflicts. During the English civil wars (a comprehensive term to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Ian, That is interesting, would the Buddhist...

Hi Ian,
That is interesting, would the Buddhist minority in Yunnan regions be due to other religion dominating, Islam? I am only guessing because of news activity of late regarding Uighers etc.

Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ouch! Thats pretty direct. As I do not claim any...

Ouch! Thats pretty direct. As I do not claim any particular experience with Chinese weaponry, but find the topic extremely interesting, I wonder if you might detail a bit on how that evaluation is...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! :) good one Nando!

LOL! :) good one Nando!
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 151,191
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good points Bob, and interesting to see our...

Very good points Bob, and interesting to see our own versions of ratiocination in unison, and well noted on the age issue! I have reached out to see if I can get more information on the 1627 King...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting and astute observation on the slot...

Interesting and astute observation on the slot screw on the socket which seems attached 'over' the riveted langets, Fernando.

The blade form and being attached on a 'pole' is what made me think of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 151,191
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hello Bob, and welcome to the forum. Your basket...

Hello Bob, and welcome to the forum.
Your basket hilt indeed has resemblances in the hilt form to a number of examples. It must be remembered that these kinds of nuances are pretty much the closest...
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