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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:48 AM
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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 Yesterday, 10:34 PM
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Views: 49
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yay!!!! Copy found!!! Thanks guys!

Yay!!!! Copy found!!! Thanks guys!
Forum: Swap Forum Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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Views: 49
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: 1,007
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: 9
Views: 268
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: 9
Views: 268
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: 161
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: 36
Views: 1,653
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: 704
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: 704
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: 704
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: 704
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: 12
Views: 316
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: 12
Views: 316
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: 220
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: 12
Views: 316
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: 12
Views: 316
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: 12
Views: 316
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: 12
Views: 316
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...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Jim McDougall
I just wanted to join Marius in thanking you for...

I just wanted to join Marius in thanking you for posting this David.
It seems of course most appropriately placed here at 'Viking sword' :)
While I have always admired these ancient swords, they...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Jim McDougall
This certainly does appear Russian and 1790s, the...

This certainly does appear Russian and 1790s, the overall style corresponds to thiers which often loosely follow French style elements. The straight quillon on guard, elliptical type langets and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Jim McDougall
True Will, its like the old parachute axiom, if...

True Will, its like the old parachute axiom, if it fails to open, take it back.

However, the idea is, I want to know the sword will prevail BEFORE I take it into battle. There had been long periods...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting Georgian saber probably c. 1804, the...

Interesting Georgian saber probably c. 1804, the lionhead resembles the M1803 British infantry and flank company officers sabers but without the pierced knuckleguard w/ cypher.
The grip reminds me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just going through notes, I found a reference to...

Just going through notes, I found a reference to some blades made in Solingen for Cuban machetes which were by Luckhaus & Gunther from c. 1895-1900, and numbered at forte. There were several blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,461
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Kubur, Ricky and Fernando!!! Thank you so much...

Hi Kubur, Ricky and Fernando!!!
Thank you so much guys!
Ricky thank you so much for the great assessment and explanation.

Yes, I do have a secret garden:) of sorts, but mostly stored away for the...
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