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Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2019, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely Stu, veterans are all who fell...

Absolutely Stu, veterans are all who fell defending their country, or their own allegiance, which should be recognized accordingly. Naturally at times there are obvious constraints which may come...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! The point of the reference to boca de...

LOL!
The point of the reference to boca de caballo (actually I first learned it from you some years ago but do not recall the source you gave)was to illustrate that the bilobate shells were certainly...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Jim McDougall
As far as I have known in reviewing old notes,...

As far as I have known in reviewing old notes, the convention of asymmetric shells in the hilt convention known as 'boca de caballo' (= horses mouth re: bridle) began in Spanish hilts around mid 17th...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually I am inclined to agree that in course...

Actually I am inclined to agree that in course with human nature, even the most highly regarded academics and scholarly writers will on occasion, posit a dismissive explanation for certain elements...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a most interesting anomaly which at first...

This is a most interesting anomaly which at first glance brings to mind of course Spanish cuphilts and indeed without being next to a 'bilbo' (M1728) Spanish sword it is in degree mindful of these...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think of a very moving quote from the James...

I think of a very moving quote from the James Michener novel set during the Korean War, "Bridges at Toko-Ri", which was made into a movie in 1954.
The quote was by Admiral Tarrant, as he looked out...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mr Kelly thank you for posting this !! and...

Mr Kelly thank you for posting this !! and Norman, great catch on Liege!
As I am not a 'shooter' nor hunter, I was curious about what a Chesapeake hunter was, so thought I would share what I found...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
These cast iron hilts did become more widely used...

These cast iron hilts did become more widely used by other ranks units in the latter 18th century as this means of production made large volumes of munitions grade weaponry better facilitated.
The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well done Bruno!! That example REALLY looks like...

Well done Bruno!!
That example REALLY looks like yours! and while I cannot make out the scribed letters in the remarkably similar 'dumbbell' cross guard, it is tempting to think they may be another...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
The Gladius type character of numbers of these...

The Gladius type character of numbers of these swords which turned up in cast brass hilts gave way to these zoomorphic pommel types as well as the famed 'briquet' used by artillery rank and file...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
To further my idea that this apparent French...

To further my idea that this apparent French 'naval' pattern artillery sword (as per Nuemann, 1973) of later 18th c. MAY well have found use in Mexican (or Spanish colonial) use in the post...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Indeed, very well noted Will! But now that the...

Indeed, very well noted Will! But now that the linguistic possibilities of the letters/numerals have been thoroughly examined and discussed, what is the outcome for what these crudely scribed...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, excellent explanation and analysis on...

Fernando, excellent explanation and analysis on the superscript! While I had been observing only the visual characteristics of these abbreviated letters/acronyms, your linguistic examination gives...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,700
Posted By Jim McDougall
Great posts Mark as...

Great posts Mark as always!!!!
Ahhh………….research...…...remember, "more research to be done!" ??? :)
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bonk! Shoulda known it might be in Nuemann...

Bonk! Shoulda known it might be in Nuemann ("Swords of the American Revolution", 1973)…..no wonder Fernando's American Revolution antennae were twitching :)
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually this does seem to resemble a type of...

Actually this does seem to resemble a type of British band sword of about 1820s if I recall, but that guard with a kind of dumbbell shape does seem French. The lion head was an extremely popular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hmmm...……...so they are from the Congo, and the...

Hmmm...……...so they are from the Congo, and the other clue is that they 'seem' to have a certain age. As the quiz seems to be 'essay' rather than multiple choice :) I can answer question item number...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim McDougall
While we have been focused on the ULFBERHT blade...

While we have been focused on the ULFBERHT blade phenomenon, which appears of course to be the predecessor of the INGELRII blades, which is the subject of the original query here, this perspective...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,613
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Fernando, that was indeed, as I...

Thanks very much Fernando, that was indeed, as I understand, the notorious Council of Ten (CX) in Venice. I looked back at notes from "Gunners Daggers" by Marcello Terenzi (Arms & Armor Annual, ed....
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is really a complex topic, and Ibrahiim...

This is really a complex topic, and Ibrahiim thank you for these links, which help with perspective greatly. As I have noted, this field of study, particularly the metallurgy, is far outside my pay...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, thank you so much for answering!!...

Victrix, thank you so much for answering!! Interesting note on the Ulf and Bert names still used there. My suggestion of a possible link from Ulfbert to Passau Wolf is admittedly tenuous, but I...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim McDougall
Vilhelmsson, this is a fascinating topic which...

Vilhelmsson, this is a fascinating topic which has intrigued and obsessed me through most of the many years I have studied arms. Makers marks and blade inscriptions have been a field which has really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks guy, I need better glasses, rawhide makes...

Thanks guy, I need better glasses, rawhide makes perfect sense.
Im thinking a small bear on the jaw.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems when I first got one of the Afghan...

It seems when I first got one of the Afghan military sabers, of the form described in discussions here, and in Dima's excellent book, it was in the late 90s. These swords were little known then and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
While I am certainly no authority on American...

While I am certainly no authority on American Indian weapons or items, I am really glad to see them brought up here for discussion. From all I can find, the diagonal geometrics and general design of...
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