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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:12 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Mark! Actually we are not digressing...

Thank you Mark!
Actually we are not digressing from the outstanding cuphilt Fernando has posted in the OP, but discussing various avenues toward classification and identifying it. Often a great deal...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for this well placed and nicely...

Thank you for this well placed and nicely supported overview as we examine the character and forms of potentially 'colonial' sword forms. As has been pointed out, while those 'mounted' in colonial...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Jim McDougall
'well there ya go' , as they say in these parts...

'well there ya go' , as they say in these parts :)
Exactly, but of course we are often on different frequencies saying basically the same thing.
In my comments toward colonial 'styling' or lack...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with CS, it seems to be a 19th c....

I agree with CS, it seems to be a 19th c. mounting fabrication, probably using an older German blade. The mark is of the Weyersburg family and of the 'konigskopf' (kings head) type they typically...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Jim McDougall
C'mon Fernando, it was more my 'interpretation'...

C'mon Fernando, it was more my 'interpretation' than your description. I already had in mind the examples I had seen which did often closely respond to those you described, at least in my mind....
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Always interesting rebuttal Fernando, certainly...

Always interesting rebuttal Fernando, certainly adds dimension to the discussion by bringing out different perspectives ! :)

I very much like the assessment of 'colonial' which Mark's wonderfully...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually, I cannot imagine anyone who studies or...

Actually, I cannot imagine anyone who studies or collects swords forgetting
that blades and hilts are separate entities. I have seldom, if ever, encountered a sword whose blade and hilt were from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dont feel too bad, there are a good number of...

Dont feel too bad, there are a good number of takouba available occasionally and for reasonable prices, as well as often being of varying age and quality.

As you have found, one of the very best...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jim McDougall
I dont think there are really any set guidelines...

I dont think there are really any set guidelines for where, how or who used various types of sword, nor the blades they chose to have them fit with.
As previously noted, foot soldiers were often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Jim McDougall
I'm curious about what qualifies as an 'Afghan...

I'm curious about what qualifies as an 'Afghan cutlass'. If the reference to to quite heavy bladed and often relatively short blade length swords, in post #1 the 3rd and 4th swords (tulwar with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ironically, the omission of key details in the...

Ironically, the omission of key details in the manner suggested describing the auction detail may have been to avoid the complexity of trying to attribute the motif on this katar.
While this...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jim McDougall
WOW! now thatsa some research Cap'n!!!! Thats...

WOW! now thatsa some research Cap'n!!!! Thats what I'm talkin; about :)
It often puzzled me how they could use rapiers (typically of course with long slender blades) aboard these vessels (no matter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Jim McDougall
It has been my understanding that this design...

It has been my understanding that this design interpreted as 'bubris' or tiger stripes is actually the 'cintamani' design, an Ottoman motif, used in the Deccan in 17th c. and as this katar, predating...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jim McDougall
Even more exciting Fernando! and certainly this...

Even more exciting Fernando! and certainly this sword would easily place to that period as well. I am glad you were able to add this most vital data which more securely places the period, such as the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th May 2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I very much agree with Teodor and as Martin has...

I very much agree with Teodor and as Martin has well put, the connotation of 'old' is quite broadly interpreted and generally is just decades as noted.
The thing to consider with these weapons of...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, you KNOW my weakness!!! cup hilts! And...

Fernando, you KNOW my weakness!!! cup hilts!
And with Dirk, I agree, this is a wonderful and most unusual example.

In the 18th century, Spain stubbornly held to its cup hilt traditions and Portugal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Jim McDougall
These are most definitely examples of 'hwi'...

These are most definitely examples of 'hwi' ceremonial swords from Dahomey (now Benin) and carried during various rituals and ceremonies in the tribal situations there, as observed by Burton in his...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Jim McDougall
I cannot resist noting, to that question, Glen...

I cannot resist noting, to that question, Glen knows more about American swords, and by virtue of that most British as well, than most people I have known. He has always been the 'go to' guy here on...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Philip! and resounding...

Thank you very much Philip! and resounding exemplar of the development of the guards in hilts, the 'schiavona' !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jim McDougall
Aw shucks Fernando! :) Thank you! it weren't...

Aw shucks Fernando! :) Thank you! it weren't nuthin'!
Really, excellent analogy, and VERY well placed. It is ABOUT the lingua francia, and it is wise to use in cases where you are trying to reach the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with the consensus here, pretty likely...

I agree with the consensus here, pretty likely British, and that brass hilt conforms to various British patterns of mid 19th c. typically infantry, and other units officers swords . It is heartening...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ariel, I think sometimes (often) my...

Thank you Ariel, I think sometimes (often) my explanations become a bit too detailed, so often misunderstanding my wording is often quite understandable. Ironically, what I was trying to say is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am really glad my points are understood, from...

I am really glad my points are understood, from my opinion in post #12 indicating I thought the blade was European (North Italian) as well as my subsequent posts supporting that. I am unclear on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jim McDougall
As mentioned in the original post, and with the...

As mentioned in the original post, and with the nice example of Indian basket hilt sword, there has been a notable absence of Indian swords of late. With that it seems terminology and classification...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By Jim McDougall
Aside from the detail on Venetian/Portuguese...

Aside from the detail on Venetian/Portuguese trade, and the dreaded saltpetre :) which is of course pretty fascinating, I wanted to add a note on the 'sickle marks;.
Just to add to the conundrums...
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