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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very interesting, so this idea that Islamic...

Very interesting, so this idea that Islamic material culture only forbids representations of humans and animals in Mosques is a proven fact.
Does this apply to both Shi'a and Sunni, as well as all...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Outstanding research and well placed insight...

Outstanding research and well placed insight regarding these hunting hangers! Thank you Fernando. It is great to have these kinds of data placed in threads like this where a form is focused upon, and...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2021, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The WO on the blade would represent 'war office'...

The WO on the blade would represent 'war office' , the appellation used for the Board of Ordnance after 1855. With the VR and those initials, it would appear that this blade was from a machete issued...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2021, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I have been remiss in not responding sooner Ian,...

I have been remiss in not responding sooner Ian, my apologies. Actually I have had information from a most reliable source that this in his opinion was indeed likely made for a European.
Also I was...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Yee hah!!!! :) So WHAT is it? Any VR on this?...

Yee hah!!!! :)
So WHAT is it?
Any VR on this?
Great catch!!!!!!
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This one is truly an anomaly. All the suggestions...

This one is truly an anomaly. All the suggestions here so far are well placed and viable, and I can only add more logs to the fire.

As Fernando suggested, this hilt rings very 'espada ancha' to...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
In my view, many forms of swords in the European...

In my view, many forms of swords in the European sphere end up being classed as 'Continental' as there was so much diffusion in influence as well as the cutlers/artisans themselves.
When it comes to...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2021, 07:08 PM
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Views: 1,109
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dat Man, thank you so much for what I can only...

Dat Man, thank you so much for what I can only describe as a resounding ! response! You are quite modest as obviously you are extremely experienced with these weapons and the peoples in these region....
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hello Datman, Welcome to the discussion! and...

Hello Datman,
Welcome to the discussion! and I'm glad you joined us. I am intrigued by your assertion, to say the least, and anxious to hear more on what groups comprise East Georgians, and what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much again guys, I really...

Thank you very much again guys, I really appreciate all these insights and suggestions. Again, I am far out of my element here, but am learning a great deal and while continuing my own research...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 02:16 AM
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Views: 796
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you guys!! I am thinking too, something in...

Thank you guys!! I am thinking too, something in the Hindu realm.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=Ian;263576]Hi Jim, What a nice piece...

[QUOTE=Ian;263576]Hi Jim,

What a nice piece and the face strikes me as very unusual on a pedang lurus. Such a clear representation of a human face on the hilt and scabbard seems antithetical to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 06:03 PM
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Views: 297
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Ian, This is a wonderful piece, and most...

Hi Ian,
This is a wonderful piece, and most interesting is the way you explain in detail the significance of the elements and how estimations or assessments are arrived at with the weapon.
As a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 05:55 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By Jim McDougall
These are among the most intriguing Caucasian...

These are among the most intriguing Caucasian swords ever, and the actual form was used in mid to latter 18th c. though a degree of them were produced later as 'of the type'.
They are termed...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Capn! I finally dragged out my...

Thank you Capn!
I finally dragged out my Bashford Dean (1928), and I think Marius is right on the hanger in the OP.
Notes also from "Edged Weapons" , Frederick Wilkinson, 1970, p.94,
"...another...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nice digression Norman!!!! :) A glass of...

Very nice digression Norman!!!! :)
A glass of Drambuie up!!!! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Jim McDougall
Kubur, Thank you for the kind words, and well...

Kubur,
Thank you for the kind words, and well placed on the book by Dima, who is a very close friend of mine for years now, I am proud to say. I knew when he was writing the book, and had the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you, now I know what it is.

Thank you, now I know what it is.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Norman, We crossed posts. After 1786, the...

Hi Norman,
We crossed posts. After 1786, the infantry basically ceased wearing swords, except for officers and NCO's. As I had noted, infantry officers were not expected to enter into direct...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By Jim McDougall
I did not realize you indeed meant the M1786...

I did not realize you indeed meant the M1786 infantry officer, and I had to retrace what I recalled from reading passim quite some time ago. I had somehow interpolate the shell guard M1796 cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Jens, Were you attaching a picture? Any...

Hi Jens,
Were you attaching a picture?
Any thoughts on this? I know you know tulwars better than anyone :) but thoughts on these sickle marks ? The ones on this example seem modern (20th c). while...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so very much Udo!! This looks like a...

Thank you so very much Udo!!
This looks like a most useful reference and great photos. I know what is meant by many of these publications only in the languages where published, but many have taken...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
As the Capn has astutely noted, that 'cap' over...

As the Capn has astutely noted, that 'cap' over the ricasso at the bottom of the guard does suggest 18th century. While these features may of course have extended into 19th in degree, it does lean to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Jim McDougall
"...a silver sword? well thou shalt have that too...

"...a silver sword? well thou shalt have that too , now hast thou everything".
-VANBRUGH, 1705



This is a beautiful example of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Jim McDougall
Here is an example of the similar type...

Here is an example of the similar type knife(example B) Jim Bowie used at the Sandbar fight, which was actually a blacksmiths rasp ( for shoeing horses) filed into a blade. It was given to him by...
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