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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ed, I do have a profound fascination...

Thank you Ed,
I do have a profound fascination with the Sudan, and in fact I was involved in some research several years ago concerning thuluth and the Mahdist weaponry. While I cannot claim any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 10:01 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ren Ren, THANK YOU!! I was having difficulty...

Ren Ren, THANK YOU!! I was having difficulty getting accurate translation of that panel. This makes good sense considering the context of the Eight Trigram rebellion,
Very much appreciated,
Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 05:47 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well explained Philip, and it would be...

Well explained Philip, and it would be understandable that observance of the political climate would vary in degree regionally and with regard to certain circumstances. Some time ago I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolute classics Philip!!! Your resounding...

Absolute classics Philip!!! Your resounding knowledge on these topics is clearly paralleled by your amazing wit and humor!!! You showed remarkable restraint apparently in your meeting this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ian, thank you for this excellent response, and...

Ian, thank you for this excellent response, and Ren Ren as well ! I really appreciate this detailed explanation as the ethnic and religious diversity in the vast Chinese sphere is very diverse. For...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hungarian swords and references query

In going through old notes, Ive come across old references to the often peculiar inscriptions and symbols on Hungarian blades referred to as 'the Transylvanian knot'. I think it was Ariel who found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, while I cannot speak with any sort of...

Again, while I cannot speak with any sort of authority on these Chinese weapons, I do have what might be considered a 'working knowledge' of them from researches many times over the years.

I will...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 150,898
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Wayne.....I only remembered them because...

You bet Wayne.....I only remembered them because research on them just came up a month ago!!!
Harry who??????!!!! :)
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2021, 03:52 PM
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Views: 150,898
Posted By Jim McDougall
History, for many of us....is ADDICTING! :) In...

History, for many of us....is ADDICTING! :)

In history, war, battles etc. there are no fine lines, rules or categories in 'sides' in conflicts. During the English civil wars (a comprehensive term to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 03:20 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Ian, That is interesting, would the Buddhist...

Hi Ian,
That is interesting, would the Buddhist minority in Yunnan regions be due to other religion dominating, Islam? I am only guessing because of news activity of late regarding Uighers etc.

Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2021, 03:17 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ouch! Thats pretty direct. As I do not claim any...

Ouch! Thats pretty direct. As I do not claim any particular experience with Chinese weaponry, but find the topic extremely interesting, I wonder if you might detail a bit on how that evaluation is...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! :) good one Nando!

LOL! :) good one Nando!
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 03:52 PM
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Views: 150,898
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good points Bob, and interesting to see our...

Very good points Bob, and interesting to see our own versions of ratiocination in unison, and well noted on the age issue! I have reached out to see if I can get more information on the 1627 King...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting and astute observation on the slot...

Interesting and astute observation on the slot screw on the socket which seems attached 'over' the riveted langets, Fernando.

The blade form and being attached on a 'pole' is what made me think of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 150,898
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hello Bob, and welcome to the forum. Your basket...

Hello Bob, and welcome to the forum.
Your basket hilt indeed has resemblances in the hilt form to a number of examples. It must be remembered that these kinds of nuances are pretty much the closest...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thats really an interesting observation Philip!...

Thats really an interesting observation Philip! and while I know little about the whaling trade, it does seem a pretty gruesome business in butchering an animal of that size. I believe Melville...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Udo!! I figured this pistol c....

Thank you so much Udo!! I figured this pistol c. 1840's but seems with that range likely later.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ian, thank you so very much for such a quick and...

Ian, thank you so very much for such a quick and incredibly detailed answer !!!
I knew you were 'dha' man for knowledge on these :)
I must admit that while I have studied weapons most of my life,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Burmese ? dha

I have had this dha around for years but little info, so any guys of the 'dha-fia' out there, I need some help....Ian???
Not handy at moment so no measurements, but the motif and markings are...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Jim McDougall
Scottish Belt Pistol

I have had this pistol for more years than I can recall, and as firearms are not really a topic I know much on, I would appreciate any insight from you guys who know them well.

Obviously it is a...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Jim McDougall
From what I can see, this seems to be a 'glaive',...

From what I can see, this seems to be a 'glaive', a blade on a polearm, and for some reason this actually seems Chinese, perhaps its the character of the tip.
The grouping of markings appear to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
I want to join in thanking Lee, not only for his...

I want to join in thanking Lee, not only for his tenacious work at resolving this tech nightmare, but for all these years from his creating this forum, hosting and supporting it, tirelessly and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th April 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think thats a very good question!! From most...

I think thats a very good question!!
From most of what I have understood there was a certain common parlance concerning most currencies which were prevalent, and the 'thaler' was considered viable...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim McDougall
All extremely interesting on these other elements...

All extremely interesting on these other elements of armor and the contexts surrounding the conquistadors. If I may, I wanted to return to the original topic on the morion, and its actual appearance...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th April 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well noted Rick! in fact the very downfall...

Very well noted Rick! in fact the very downfall of Captain Kidd came about as a result of his transgressing against the relations between England and India by preying on the lucrative Mughal ships...
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