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Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:38 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a very attractive frontier knife and as...

This is a very attractive frontier knife and as Mark has well described, there are a number of elements which may help in discerning where this blade might be from. There is no doubt it is a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Now THATS interesting on the Scots Guards in...

Now THATS interesting on the Scots Guards in France! Did not know that, but sounds perfectly logical given the profound Jacobite presence there.
As far as French swords used in the '45, not as a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said!!! :) It is history and signals the...

Well said!!! :)
It is history and signals the well earned veneration of the weapon. It is about respect for history, something that seems to be slipping away.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely mid 18th or slightly earlier, Glasgow...

Absolutely mid 18th or slightly earlier, Glasgow style hilt Beautiful!!!
French were not only in Canada then but all through upper midwest and the northeast.......French Indian wars 1740s, mostly due...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Jim McDougall
I cant add much, but interesting item, and nicely...

I cant add much, but interesting item, and nicely placed along with details and identifying source. This kind of posting sharing these with already completed research is outstanding!! Here its always...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think the context of the heraldic theme is...

I think the context of the heraldic theme is likely, as suggested, Batavian, that is the components in the motif are consistent with the lion, phrygian cap and arrows seen in variations.

That it is...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think its a matter of personal taste. As a...

I think its a matter of personal taste. As a historian more than collector, I prefer to leave weapons in as much original state as possible. The idea is to preserve as much as possible to retain...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
As I was noting, the upper two lines of heraldic...

As I was noting, the upper two lines of heraldic shields attributed to Nuremberg, while none correspond directly to the punzone on this rapier, the 'convention' is similar. Note how the bars or lines...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Fernando. Actually when I mentioned...

Thank you Fernando. Actually when I mentioned Sahagun it was from my own reference and I had overlooked you had mentioned it as well, or had not picked up on your inference. I always have such a hard...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
I would note here again, pierced steel hilt as in...

I would note here again, pierced steel hilt as in 1790s type British small swords but this looks like a 'duelling epee' of the sort worn as a dress or court sword by British gentry and probably...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 08:45 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
Going further through WallaceColl., I am finding...

Going further through WallaceColl., I am finding that these letter, symbol type inscriptions occur on Italian rapiers and blades c.1600 in some frequency, and repetitive letters seem to be some sort...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
This pierced steel small sword is characteristic...

This pierced steel small sword is characteristic English 1790s, and were popularized by Boulton and several others of the time. It is VERY unusual to see this type blade by Gill, but not surprising...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just checking Wallace Coll. (Mann, 1962) and in...

Just checking Wallace Coll. (Mann, 1962) and in the markings, there are numerous similar markings in the plates shown as Nuremberg (city markings). This would be accord with the suggestion placed by...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
A nice swept hilt of late 16th early 17th, and...

A nice swept hilt of late 16th early 17th, and seems of course hilted in Italian/Spanish style (the depression in grip held a bar to hold wire wrap).
As far as I can tell, the blade 'inscription'...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Oliver, Thank you so much for the...

Hi Oliver,
Thank you so much for the clarification, I could not tell the difference of course but suggested the galuchat possibility more in consideration of the possible colonial context. When I...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Jim McDougall
Regarding those 4 number combinations,...

Regarding those 4 number combinations, particularly used with the 'running wolf' (passau wolf as used in Solingen) these I have always considered to be magic number configurations. Wagner ("Cut and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jim McDougall
As far as I have understood, these cartouches in...

As far as I have understood, these cartouches in that same exact location at that quadrant of the blade forte are typically on N.Indian (subsequently also Afghan in those times) swords, and the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, thank you for the recognition, and...

Victrix, thank you for the recognition, and interesting postulation on the possibility of connections between schiavonaand Scottish basket hilt.
Joseph Anderson, consulting on the Drummond work...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Jim McDougall
Lee, thank you so much for this excellent...

Lee, thank you so much for this excellent demonstration on the topic of the early use of threaded tangs !
Also for the wonderful photos from Drummond :) a book I always dreamed of having!
If I may...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Mark! Actually we are not digressing...

Thank you Mark!
Actually we are not digressing from the outstanding cuphilt Fernando has posted in the OP, but discussing various avenues toward classification and identifying it. Often a great deal...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for this well placed and nicely...

Thank you for this well placed and nicely supported overview as we examine the character and forms of potentially 'colonial' sword forms. As has been pointed out, while those 'mounted' in colonial...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
'well there ya go' , as they say in these parts...

'well there ya go' , as they say in these parts :)
Exactly, but of course we are often on different frequencies saying basically the same thing.
In my comments toward colonial 'styling' or lack...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with CS, it seems to be a 19th c....

I agree with CS, it seems to be a 19th c. mounting fabrication, probably using an older German blade. The mark is of the Weyersburg family and of the 'konigskopf' (kings head) type they typically...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
C'mon Fernando, it was more my 'interpretation'...

C'mon Fernando, it was more my 'interpretation' than your description. I already had in mind the examples I had seen which did often closely respond to those you described, at least in my mind....
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jim McDougall
Always interesting rebuttal Fernando, certainly...

Always interesting rebuttal Fernando, certainly adds dimension to the discussion by bringing out different perspectives ! :)

I very much like the assessment of 'colonial' which Mark's wonderfully...
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