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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for these responses guys! I know...

Thank you for these responses guys!
I know exactly what is meant about the delusions!! As a young collector I was VERY wide eyed, and smitten with the notion of weapons that I had seen in of course...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think this is a strong case, again, for this...

I think this is a strong case, again, for this weapon bearing a commemorative inscription. While the original text or example of the wording being copied was possibly (or more likely) to have been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Jim McDougall
Notes on queries

One of the key elements of these forums is not only the open discussion of various arms forms and examples, but the reliance on examples which are posted for identification, input and review. For...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:55 PM
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Views: 1,456
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for coming in on this Ariel, as I know...

Thank you for coming in on this Ariel, as I know you know the topic of wootz etc. especially in Russia well. I am unclear on the 'bulat' that I mentioned, which as I understand is a form of pattern...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip we crossed posts! As always, perfect...

Philip we crossed posts! As always, perfect description and insight on these stortas, and well noted on the case for anomalies in them which better describes the reasons for the many variations...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ray for sharing this amazing storta...

Thank you Ray for sharing this amazing storta (well called Fernando!).
The interesting raised rib in the grip reminds me of zweihander swords of the period, and it is tempting to wonder if this may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jim McDougall
That's a good observation, and myself very much a...

That's a good observation, and myself very much a layman at the metallurgic properties of blades, I thought I cold see some kind of pattern in this blade as well. While Ariel would offer better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jim McDougall
This discussion has been a most interesting...

This discussion has been a most interesting editorialized perspective on the conundrums of collectible weapons, 'fake' or reproduction vs. traditionally made modern example etc. Such terms are often...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for the Boccia & Coelho pages...

Thanks for the Boccia & Coelho pages Fernando. I agree in most cases it is beneficial to have images of the whole sword, but for me I am OK with this image for now. I guess the reason is that this...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Udo for furnishing these entries from...

Thank you Udo for furnishing these entries from the most referenced compendiums of these many markings found on blades. It is really helpful to have these to view for readers who may not have these...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys thank you so much for these great insights...

Guys thank you so much for these great insights into my question on the miguelet lock on guns! and Stu, especially for that comprehensive entry from a fantastic resource.
It will take me a bit to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,048
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate...

Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate this information and always enjoy the opportunity to learn more on the esoterica of Freemasonry, especially the Scottish rites. I think that in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dima thank you for this information and...

Dima thank you for this information and clarification! I truly did not know of these Khyber swords being made in India, but I can understand that there must have been Indian craftsmen in Afghan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
Crossed posts! I did not realize the one on the...

Crossed posts! I did not realize the one on the book cover was Indian (?). Would that be in that Afghanistan in the 19th c. was considered part of India?
I do not have Fiegel handy, but again did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Ariel, I knew of course the odd...

Thanks very much Ariel, I knew of course the odd moniker came from the Hobsen-Jobsen of the British forces in the Khyber regions (apparently these were known locally as salwar or selava?(sic). But I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow! that was quick! :) I like the work in the...

Wow! that was quick! :)
I like the work in the scabbard fittings, and it seems openwork was very much favored in Afghan weaponry.
Thanks very much Carlos.
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautiful pistol ! As someone not well initiated...

Beautiful pistol !
As someone not well initiated in firearms, may I ask what is the definition or description of the term miguelet in these weapons? I know it has to do with the lock, but is it a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautiful example Carlos!! Thank you for sharing...

Beautiful example Carlos!! Thank you for sharing it here.
What do we know on this one? Do you have provenance or notes on its possible origin etc?
These are fascinating weapons in their very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
While we have finally agreed that there may be...

While we have finally agreed that there may be some tangible message or words in the script etched onto this blade, in yet an undetermined dialect or language, it seems there is yet another factor...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,048
Posted By Jim McDougall
Still intrigued by this Norman, and the...

Still intrigued by this Norman, and the complexities of Freemasonry and the Masons, Knight Templars and all the fraternal and religious organizations and military orders are challenging at best....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
I look forward to hearing more from Persian...

I look forward to hearing more from Persian speakers on possibility of actual words or perhaps phrases in this acid etched motif. While as I have stated my sense is that this is a genuine tribal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! Kubur, you really are a rascal! Perfect...

LOL! Kubur, you really are a rascal! Perfect analogy with the Playboy magazine note :) and the weapons in this book as photographed are true CENTERFOLDS!

Dima, very gracious of you to offer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Jim McDougall
I cant post details or links here as it is not...

I cant post details or links here as it is not permitted on these pages I don't think, but contact Mahratt via PM and he can get you these details.
I just wanted to get the review here as I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an EXCELLENT topic! and you are more than...

This is an EXCELLENT topic! and you are more than eminently qualified to discuss these most interesting versions of these shashkas. Seeing these has prompted me to take the liberty of offering a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is so true that while we know the typical...

It is so true that while we know the typical nature of weapons and their decoration etc. in given regions, there will always be anomalies. But that is the fascination and excitement of arms history...
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