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Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, I recall this amazing sword from our...

Capn, I recall this amazing sword from our discussions here in 2010, and while we did not resolve any definite explanations, there were some great possibilities.
What we know is that the designs and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems I once had a couple of brass hilt...

It seems I once had a couple of brass hilt tulwars which had blades by MOLE, and I believe these were munitions grade for native cavalry units. They were sound and serviceable so not sure how to...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is great Bryce!!! These sabers are always...

This is great Bryce!!! These sabers are always intriguing and exciting to me, probably that the three bar hilt was such an attractive design, and that it was the next light cavalry design after the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Jim McDougall
You're too humble Nando, as Wayne also notes....

You're too humble Nando, as Wayne also notes. Most of my notes on Portuguese and Spanish stuff is what you've told me BEYOND whats on the pages. So again, thank you. :)
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Jim McDougall
Not at all Fernando!!! :) in fact I very much...

Not at all Fernando!!! :) in fact I very much look forward and hope for your erudition and clarification in these matters, which indeed the 'bilbo' term is a prevalent case. Your perfectly explained...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think a lot of misunderstanding exists in...

I think a lot of misunderstanding exists in trying to establish not only types of swords as forms, their provenance and of course who made the swords we study. It must be remembered that the names...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an outstanding topic and thread Teodor,...

This is an outstanding topic and thread Teodor, and absolutely wonderful grouping of these swords! Congratulations on the beautiful new example you have added and I very much agree with your...
Forum: Swap Forum 15th January 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yay!!!! Copy found!!! Thanks guys!

Yay!!!! Copy found!!! Thanks guys!
Forum: Swap Forum 15th January 2021, 04:31 PM
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Views: 172
Posted By Jim McDougall
WANTED: Bezdek, "German Swords and Swordmakers"

As I went too pull out my copy of 'Bezdek' here in the 'bookmobile' (the RV we have been 'on the road ' in for last 15 years)...I was horrified that it was soaked. Apparently a freak rain storm last...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By Jim McDougall
No problem Chris, Fernando and Lee are great at...

No problem Chris, Fernando and Lee are great at sorting out these gremlins that creep into the tech stuff here.
Im glad we can get back to these discussions on kaskara, and the conundrums of these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Jim McDougall
Here are some stamps of similar nature. The first...

Here are some stamps of similar nature.
The first is thought to be from perhaps Gujerat and the Kattee people who use the katar as a key symbol of state. The trisula is of course an important Hindu...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Jim McDougall
Amen!!! and hallelujah! That exactly says it all...

Amen!!! and hallelujah! That exactly says it all Udo!
from an arms historian view, that patina is well earned, and pretty much history itself. Aside from stabilizing active corrosion, and minimal...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Jim McDougall
As David has noted, one of the biggest problems...

As David has noted, one of the biggest problems with military swords was the fact that they were often, if not typically, inadequately sharpened. In India, it is noted that the British cavalry had...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,935
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Wayne for the share, Thats the basic...

Thanks Wayne for the share,
Thats the basic M1796 saber blade, but seems to be with an officers hilt.
These blades were always in tremendous demand, and even after replaced by the M1821/29 blades,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
I REALLY like this picture a lot!!! If I may,...

I REALLY like this picture a lot!!!
If I may, this is what came to mind, my favorite 'spaghetti' western, and my interpretation :)
Indeed these scary looking knives were very much 'cut throat' knives...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Fernando! Those are outstanding...

Thank you so much Fernando! Those are outstanding and most helpful insights that really present a much more detailed look at the likely evolution of these unusual knives. It is interesting how many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree, while the information I just posted (#6)...

I agree, while the information I just posted (#6) is terribly inadequate, I'm not sure how much else there is. I'm glad you noticed the Spanish influence. How did the knives develop ? Maybe from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
These interesting knives have some fascinating...

These interesting knives have some fascinating history as part of the very complex history of Chile and one of the number of Spanish colonial countries of South America. We had some great discussion...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ahah! I knew MOLE had to have been before 1832,...

Ahah! I knew MOLE had to have been before 1832, after all the Mohll family from Shotley had been around since the 17th c. so the 1832 was kinda suspect.
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very much so Norman! Thank you. I had not...

Very much so Norman! Thank you.
I had not realized Osborn had continued that long into the century, and I honestly had never seen a M1821 by Osborn as his activity was so much more situated with the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well observed and excellent suggestion. I knew...

Well observed and excellent suggestion. I knew this was not the British version of the 'mameluke' saber which became popular after the campaigns in Egypt (1798-1800). Both Great Britain and France...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Norman, great entry!!! TheM1821 by...

Thank you Norman, great entry!!!
TheM1821 by Osborn would seem to have predated the 1840s as that maker did not prevail much past 1820s I dont think. He was of course involved in the sword scandal...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Will! That is interesting on this...

Thank you Will!
That is interesting on this curious blade, and perhaps that an officer might have had this fabricated as a fighting sword makes sense. That would explain the absence of 'ears' , but...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
BRILLIANT WILL!!!! Thank you. It is truly...

BRILLIANT WILL!!!! Thank you.

It is truly exciting to see examples of these swords of the types used and with regimental markings which of course profoundly suggest their presence in the famed...
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaklava, 1854

On October 25,1854, at Balaklava, the British Light Brigade cavalry with five regiments led by the 17th Lancers charged down a valley into Russian guns and immortality, thanks to the poem by...
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