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Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow!! Colin this is incredibly fascinating! I...

Wow!! Colin this is incredibly fascinating! I had never heard of these, nor for that matter this kind of fence making.....this is repurposing to the Nth degree.
While it is horrifying in a sense,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 08:41 PM
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Views: 665
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have always thought that as well, David, so I...

I have always thought that as well, David, so I would have gone with your observation. Its always hard to follow influences as they diffuse through trade and other interaction.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wonderful to see responses on these OLD...

Wonderful to see responses on these OLD threads!!! even if nearly 14 years later! Its almost surreal. I get excited to see names I havent seen for so long, and think they're back.

This Tibetan...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good idea Phiilip, we need more detail on the...

Good idea Phiilip, we need more detail on the character, dimensions etc. before speculating further.
For reference, here is p.500 out of Stone (1934) with the item in grouping of pikes.
The other is...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly, and it seems that to have the usual...

Exactly, and it seems that to have the usual langets at length for three screws on two sides as per the standard practice would be sufficient to prevent through and through cutting of the shaft. The...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Agreed Philip, the boar spear suggestion was...

Agreed Philip, the boar spear suggestion was simply noted as this pike seems to defy any other examples (those curious hooks and the side pieces). The example of the Qianlong cavalry rider with lance...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
I wasnt aware of the name of the Polish hussar...

I wasnt aware of the name of the Polish hussar lance. I did not mean your example was one of those 'one time' things, I was just reading through the Zygulski article on Polish hussars ("Arms & Armour...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, I got to my 'Stone' finally :) and had been...

Well, I got to my 'Stone' finally :) and had been barking up the wrong tree entirely as Stone (p.500) shows this among 'pikes', which have nothing to do with lances or Polish hussars. These are of...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th November 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys, thank you so very much for the private...

Guys, thank you so very much for the private messages helping me find these!!!! Got 'em :)
You guys are the best!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Philip!!! Always outstanding...

Thank you Philip!!! Always outstanding information and insights, and I also recall numbers of instances of PD Luneschloss. Mostly recall Victorian blades with the PDL in an oval on the blade. Its...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th November 2020, 09:57 PM
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Views: 263
Posted By Jim McDougall
Need: "History of the Cutlers Company of London"

I am wondering if anyone has a copy or suggestion,
"The History of the Cutlers Co. of London" Charles Welch, Vol.1 1916
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting suggestion Richard! While the fact...

Interesting suggestion Richard!
While the fact that it is with scabbard would of course suggest it is not such an 'implement', one wonders if in Taureg culture or any of the nomadic groups of North...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Marc Sorry for not responding on this....

Hi Marc
Sorry for not responding on this. Actually while there is some degree of interest in the markings on blades, it is a topic not deeply studied nor referenced.
Mostly there is information...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for the note on the karabela...

Thank you for the note on the karabela resemblance, in the example in the illustration discussed, which indeed has a pommel with a sort of undulation as the later form of karabelas which often...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Norman, purely a free association, but the...

Thanks Norman, purely a free association, but the similarity is keen in my view. I am not too familiar with the knives you describe so did not take that into account. It seemed interesting though...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
"Peasant and Wife" 1519

This work from post #33 here, is intriguing as the hilt style is noted.

What is remarkable here is that this hilt style appears to be of the 'karabela' form, which did not become known until around...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
"Five Landsknechts and an Oriental" 1495

In post #1, this Durer engraving depicts as titled, five landsknechts and an oriental.
The landsknechts were actually German mercenaries who used Swiss fighting methods and arms from the latter 15th...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Re: Post 32, landscape with cannon, 1518 Added...

Re: Post 32, landscape with cannon, 1518
Added coat of arms of Nuremberg as depicted on cannon.

This was apparently one of a number of 'iron plates' and depicting curiously a group of Ottomans...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
As noted in post #35 re: hand holding a dagger

As noted in post #35 re: hand holding a dagger
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Tools and weapons have always run close...

Tools and weapons have always run close parallels, and often the rank and file in assembled forces were simply peasant farmers and the like who wielded whatever tools or implements they had at hand....
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Shayde, I just wanted to thank you for entering...

Shayde, I just wanted to thank you for entering these, and especially for placing them as separate entries so we can discuss each individually. It is much easier than trying to refer to a long block...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with the perfect description 'baggage' to...

I agree with the perfect description 'baggage' to words and labels!!!
When I moved from California to Tennessee, I recall the locals commenting to each other when one called me a 'yankee'.
The other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Yvain for this excellent...

Thank you so much Yvain for this excellent insight into takouba scabbards.
It is outstanding to have these details from these sources which are not only typically not readily accessible to us here,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 64,713
Posted By Jim McDougall
Most interesting to see this old thread again...

Most interesting to see this old thread again Wayne! Its been over a decade, and indeed how appropriate to 'revive' the thoughts of good old Dracula on Halloween! :)
Actually the article from...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good call Neil! That is the hilt style I was...

Good call Neil!
That is the hilt style I was thinking of, and occurred on the Scottish broadsword seen on the tomb effigies as well as on the large two hander 'claymores' as well.
The 'brazil nut'...
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