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Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I have been researching this since it was posted,...

I have been researching this since it was posted, and I heartily concur with the Cap'n's astute comments! I could not find any approximate match to the guard system, but as he has noted the lobed...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I do appreciate your humble assertion that I am...

I do appreciate your humble assertion that I am not capable of reading your post :), but I would point out again that I was addressing the typical CONTENT of the inscriptions often found on blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
British military practice sword

This is an extremely esoteric topic, and while this is not 'ethnographic' it is most likely 'miscellaneous'. While it is 'associated' with the 'use' of swords, it is not permitted in that venue for...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much!!!! Its GREAT to see you...

Thank you so much!!!! Its GREAT to see you here!!!

That makes this sword so much better to know these insights and that the period is actually earlier by about a generation! As I was looking at...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually Fernando I have learned to read your...

Actually Fernando I have learned to read your posts very carefully so as not to infringe on your assessments. My attention was to the nature of the inscriptions and acronyms or names in them, which...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Glad to have you here, and well done on the work...

Glad to have you here, and well done on the work of your group identifying weapons and seeing that they are properly labeled. It is most important to those of us who have spent many years studying...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Good call Victrix (and image by Fernando) of the...

Good call Victrix (and image by Fernando) of the serpent mark, which is the 'biscione' (=grass snake) of Milan , attributed to makers in that location and apparently in neighboring centers such as...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2021, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As an interesting aside, Clauburg was also...

As an interesting aside, Clauburg was also furnishing blades for export to North Africa. This blade with acid etched Islamic inscription (thuluth) was used by the Mahdist warriors in late 1890s Sudan.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate. ...

Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate.
Clauberg sold blades and swords to the U.S. firms of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham and W.H.Horstmann who were outfitters for military officers.
While...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while...

Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while charging. I can tell you however the effect Drambuie has on judgement from the night of 'spirited' music ( I think Aerosmith) and Drambuie in my...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!

LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 03:17 AM
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Views: 493
Posted By Jim McDougall
No problem Jose, I find myself in the same...

No problem Jose, I find myself in the same situation in discussions on the edged weapons of SE Asia, Indonesia and the Phillipines. Its all in areas with which we are most familiar. To many, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was...

Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was one of the suggested possible purposes mentioned in some of the literature, it seems Ive seen it mentioned a couple of times. I dont think this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Jim McDougall
Will thank you very much for coming in on this,...

Will thank you very much for coming in on this, and especially for reminding me of the 'Wyatt' saber. Its amazing how long we've been discussing that most interesting sword.
Even more amazing is the...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well...

Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well observed as always.
There has always been a good deal of consternation over finding a pragmatic purpose for these oval rings. In most cases it...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very much in agreement with these comments. As...

Very much in agreement with these comments. As Mark observes most likely a lowland noble represented in 18th century fashion. With the element of a degree of artistic 'license' (or lack of distinct...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Jim McDougall
The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for...

The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for British cavalry after 1750.
While British cavalry swords were typically with single edged blades, there were always exceptions of course.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much for adding this compendium of...

Thanks very much for adding this compendium of modern markings. It is interesting to see how these long venerated markings have been used in a traditional sense in these firms.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Jim McDougall
Oval Ring in Scottish Basket hilts

In the mid 18th century, various forms of Scottish basket hilts were produced for Scots in the British army units. These were produced in the 'garrison' towns in Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh etc. and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Cathey, this is truly a superb example with the...

Cathey, this is truly a superb example with the koftgari and profuse botanical decoration in such great condition, as well observed by the others.

Tulwars are not only difficult to accurately...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually this is quite outside my normal field of...

Actually this is quite outside my normal field of study so I have learned a great deal here from the input from Mark, Victrix and Bryce as well as some very valuable private input from Mr. Richard...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard, thank you for sharing your personal...

Richard, thank you for sharing your personal research already completed, which is most interesting aligned with our guesses and suggestions here. This rather expands the body of detail we are...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard, thank you for this additional...

Richard, thank you for this additional information which is of course most interesting and salient to our efforts to properly identify this saber.
The Russian factor is certainly interesting and as...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, this is a brilliant catch! and the more...

Victrix, this is a brilliant catch! and the more I look at it and in comparison with this hilt, the more compelling I think this explanation is.,
The French were obsessed with ancient Egypt and the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thats pretty interesting, and while most of these...

Thats pretty interesting, and while most of these neo classic themes on these officers swords in England and France seem based on Hercules, the chimera etc. ....the Egyptian theme was prevalent on...
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