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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well done Martin!!! It is extremely difficult to...

Well done Martin!!!
It is extremely difficult to interpret phrases and inscriptions on sword blades without context. I dont believe many who post for translations realize that these inscriptions...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 07:14 PM
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Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=Victrix]Jim, You show another interesting...

[QUOTE=Victrix]Jim,

You show another interesting example above from Konopisky and Moudry. This is the typical Hungarian ”Madonna” sabre which tended to be decorated with a string of pearls...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely breathtaking Corrado!!!! Do you have...

Absolutely breathtaking Corrado!!!!
Do you have identifications or any info on these?
Obviously they are hussar sabres but any material would be very helpful.

The second sabre has the most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Jim McDougall
While this is a grim discussion, and surprising...

While this is a grim discussion, and surprising given the postures toward cruelty toward animals, I think the 'lore' surrounding this katar is of course apocryphal. We know that these kinds of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,008
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yet another amazing illustration!! Thank you for...

Yet another amazing illustration!! Thank you for all the time you spend seeking all of these to help us better understand many of the salient points you place in these threads.

I am a bit puzzled...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent example Glen!!! I know a picture is...

Excellent example Glen!!! I know a picture is worth a thousand words.... but I always look forward to the detailed info you often post with the images you post.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix thank you again for these great examples...

Victrix thank you again for these great examples and insight!
That Serb-Croatian example is pretty awesome............what a blade!

Good notes on the Hungarians being the driving force in the hussar...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, thank you so much for this well...

Victrix, thank you so much for this well presented insight, and I had overlooked the profoundly well informed posts of both you and Corrado on these East European sabres in previous threads.

You...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Corrado, thank you so much for showing these...

Corrado, thank you so much for showing these absolutely fantastic sabres! While it must have been hard letting them go, I am so grateful you have kept such great pictures of them, thus we can still...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
In 1730 The French King began sword production at...

In 1730 The French King began sword production at Klingenthal in response to dependence on foreign production.
In 1750 a regulation describes the first hussar sword designed and produced in France,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hungarian Hussar sabres and Esterhazy

I am interested in finding out more on Hungarian (Austro-Hungarian) hussar sabres of the mid 18th century, and in particular a for which is shown in E. Wagner's "Cut and Thrust Weapons", Prague,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,008
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good quip Victrix! Indeed 'connecting the dots'...

Good quip Victrix!

Indeed 'connecting the dots' can be a bit maddening as we try to make sense out of these conundrums, and as Ibrahiim has noted.....we can often seem to be going in circles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,008
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is truly an intriguing look into use of the...

This is truly an intriguing look into use of the 'cintamani' device so well known in 'Oriental' textiles applied in the design motifs on this pottery. From what I understand the term Iznic refers to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,008
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a great representation of the use of the...

This is a great representation of the use of the hand in Islamic talisman context. While this theme seems to be present broadly through the Dar al-Islam, it does seem to be represented in other...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully described Mark!!! and this truly puts...

Beautifully described Mark!!! and this truly puts things in perspective as far as the actual 'combat' and 'boarding' circumstances in the days of sail. Most of these guys were anything but combat...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for this fascinating insight...

Thank you so much for this fascinating insight Corrado!!!!!

As someone wo has always studied edged weapons, it is amazing to learn more on the dynamics of these firearms.Your explanations are well...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am always curious when I see the term...

I am always curious when I see the term 'damascus' describing a blade. In my very limited understanding of metallurgy, my impression is that the term has been loosely applied to various forms of...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jim McDougall
James, thank you so much for adding this...

James, thank you so much for adding this interesting note!!! It really adds dimension to the actual use of these weapons to have these kinds of real time experiences passed down in family history. It...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Jim McDougall
This does seem well put together as Jasper has...

This does seem well put together as Jasper has noted.
The pommel is simply a component used to complete the ensemble of these composite elements, and really has no purpose for balance as far as I can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Jim McDougall
I would have loved to see this painting......it...

I would have loved to see this painting......it is always great to have some illustration of the swords we study in context of their use.


These swords (so called 'Berber') were not reprofiled in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Jim McDougall
In accord with Detlef and...

In accord with Detlef and Carlos.............excellent research Steve!!! Thank you!

This well supports the idea of the Cuban/South American possibility for this weapon. In references describing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am clearly uninitiated in the arms of...

I am clearly uninitiated in the arms of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia et al, so the comparison is admittedly free association and obviously somewhat tenuous. However, what I was noting primarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Jim McDougall
With regard to the cross influence comments in my...

With regard to the cross influence comments in my previous post......the so called Berber sabres, which we now know were from Cuban/Dominican contexts (later seen in Spanish Morocco 1920s)……….often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Jim McDougall
Spanish colonial anomalies!! The infamous...

Spanish colonial anomalies!!
The infamous 'Berber' sabres, which have haunted these pages for nearly decades, presented a curious hilt variation back in 2007 which this hilt reminded me of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Jim McDougall
Drac2, in looking at this further, I think your...

Drac2, in looking at this further, I think your Mexican inclination is well placed in considering the styling of this scabbard which resembles scabbards seen on Mexican swords through the 19th c.,...
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