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Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2020, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
ALWAYS in my thoughts!!! Missing you my friend.

ALWAYS in my thoughts!!! Missing you my friend.
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Jim McDougall
Spot on Cap'n! Scottish hilts had the open furrow...

Spot on Cap'n!
Scottish hilts had the open furrow or ring around the pommel where the arms of the guard joined, while English typically used screws. Also, the English hilts were more 'workman' like...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Mark Thank you for posting this and the link!...

Hi Mark
Thank you for posting this and the link! It is good to see this thread from 2016 which I honestly had forgotten about. From this it is clear what a learning curve there is in the study of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree. The katar was it seems far more a...

I agree. The katar was it seems far more a courtly weapon than one used in battle. Of course, representations of these kinds of events in art often depict katars present because the images typically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim McDougall
Brilliantly said Alex :)

Brilliantly said Alex :)
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ahoy Cap'n!! It seems things have been damnably...

Ahoy Cap'n!!
It seems things have been damnably becalmed of late in these waters! Its good to see a flare!
The sword sounds really interesting (I loves intrigue).....and I think you're on the right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Jim McDougall
EXCELLENT TOPIC!!!

This is an excellent topic Alex, and a perfectly well placed and dynamic response to Jens' 'call to arms' on the study of Indian weaponry.

I know that while I have been fascinated by these arms for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Jim McDougall
While the weapon in discussion is of course in my...

While the weapon in discussion is of course in my view, entirely specious and comprised of elements intended to convey exotic character, it does bring the observations on the Sinhalese 'kastane' to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Jim McDougall
I join you in that Cthulhu!!! I have seen many...

I join you in that Cthulhu!!! I have seen many koras, but never with watered steel blade (I use that term as I never grasp the world of metallurgical tereminology!).
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd December 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jim McDougall
You have a good point there Julien, we should not...

You have a good point there Julien, we should not be judgemental of the beliefs, traditions and conventions of cultures other than our own. I had no idea that blades used in cock fighting were so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nicely posted Cthulthu (nice Lovecraftian...

Very nicely posted Cthulthu (nice Lovecraftian handle there!), and while you say you hesitate to enter for 'lack of knowledge' , I would say that first of all, we are all students here and we learn...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Wayne, an occasion digression to...

I agree with Wayne, an occasion digression to unusual use of a specific weapon or type where it brings animals in, such as the exemplars of armor, or the elephant swords is tolerable as long as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jim McDougall
Julien, this is I agree, a most interesting slant...

Julien, this is I agree, a most interesting slant on the study of arms, but it is I'm afraid a bit of a strain in the scope of discussions here, as seen in the somewhat bizarre entries entertained in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By Jim McDougall
Rich, I would heartily dispute your self...

Rich,
I would heartily dispute your self description! and note that the understanding of Nihonto in itself is a paramount achievement which frankly reaches the complicated level of a science. With...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Victrix. It seems that Ostrowski in his...

Thank you Victrix. It seems that Ostrowski in his 1979 treatise "Origins of the Polish Saber", noted regarding Hungarian swords, that there was no apparent sword making industry there, and that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said in your inimitable and intriguing...

Well said in your inimitable and intriguing manner Fernando!!! The 'spicing' of these accounts and the artwork which evolved in the same themes by imaginative and creative writers and artists have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now thats amazing! Who says history is not alive...

Now thats amazing! Who says history is not alive and kickin.
Great share Wayne, and truly interesting ......I hope they dont outlaw narwhals now. After all, they have outlawed guns here in many...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Evgeny! Actually I have been working on...

You bet Evgeny! Actually I have been working on this all day, and dragged out every resource I have on hand.

While I could not find an exact match, I not reluctant to express my thoughts based on...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Evgeny, that is most helpful, and my...

Thank you Evgeny, that is most helpful, and my thoughts are as I noted, East Europe in initial impression, so that region would of course correspond. My resources on weapons from these areas are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Ariel, this does well illustrate a...

Well noted Ariel, this does well illustrate a kind of syncretic transition from south to north reflected in the combining of these elements. The koftgari designs in the hilt are mindful of...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim McDougall
Evgeny, this truly is a beauty! and while I...

Evgeny, this truly is a beauty! and while I cannot place the deeply stamped mark as yet, I am inclined toward an Eastern European origin for the sword. I have seen the pommel type but need to check...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent Ariel!!! Indeed it does, and the best...

Excellent Ariel!!! Indeed it does, and the best part of our discussions here are the ratiocination well applied in examining the evidence shared in thread entries. That is the greatness of a good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yeah!!!! How bout them trunk swords!!!!! :)

Yeah!!!! How bout them trunk swords!!!!! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, there you go Ariel, being rational!!! ...

Well, there you go Ariel, being rational!!! :)
As far as is known, there are no elephant fencing manuals, and my questioning the attaching of blades (even if termed swords) to elephant trunks was in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,669
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ariel, thank you so much for the very kind...

Ariel, thank you so much for the very kind recognition, and agree that the physical absence of these in museums makes their actual existence somewhat suspect. However, you are right in that cross...
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