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Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Mark, we cannot forget those Wooley...

Well noted Mark, we cannot forget those Wooley & Deakin's !!!!
It seems these type blades were pretty well known even before that time. There is really not much that precludes any of these hangers or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet! In my opinion most of these thuluth...

You bet!
In my opinion most of these thuluth covered weapons were either produced or imported and decorated at Omdurman during the Khalifa's time (1885-98). These thuluth (script) etchings were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Jim McDougall
Redline, it appears our collecting and enthusiasm...

Redline, it appears our collecting and enthusiasm in these endeavors pretty much parallel chronologically!!! For me it was early 60s, and full bore by the 80s. I have been involved in North African...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Jim McDougall
Norman and Kubur, thank you so much for those...

Norman and Kubur, thank you so much for those explanations. It is interesting to see weapons which may be related to that conflict which brought in diverse international participation. In realizing...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good point Keith......er, forte!! :)

Good point Keith......er, forte!! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Jim McDougall
Perfectly spotted Norman!!! I agree. Kubur, which...

Perfectly spotted Norman!!! I agree.
Kubur, which uprising?
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
An interesting note , the colichemarde apparently...

An interesting note , the colichemarde apparently only was in favor in the civilian sector for a short time, yet it remained a favorite for military officers until nearly the end of the 18th c.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is brilliant insight guys! and it is...

This is brilliant insight guys! and it is starting to really make sense with these well thought out assessments. When I first heard of all these terms and names so many years ago, it was so...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Jim McDougall
These swords were very much fashion...

These swords were very much fashion accoutrements, and the chain was entirely decorative, not intended to be functional. The use of chains in place of knuckle guard was very common by the end of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Jim McDougall
In my opinion this is a pre Omdurman but post...

In my opinion this is a pre Omdurman but post Mahdi item, and these kaskara were likely presented to tribal chieftains of conscripted groups from regions outside Sudan. This is suggested by the more...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Fernando.

Thank you very much Fernando.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 586
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just to note a few things on this sabre. It is...

Just to note a few things on this sabre.
It is of course an Ottoman style hilt, and the blade quite in the manner of the style known as pala in Ottoman parlance, but while an unusual pairing it is...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Keith, These are some vexing questions...

Hey Keith,
These are some vexing questions indeed, and now that you and Ibrahiim are 'on the case' I think we can get somewhere. Despite the apparent lack of community interest on this topic here, it...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Jim McDougall
To me this seems a British cut steel example c....

To me this seems a British cut steel example c. 1790 as noted. These are especially intriguing as regarded as of the final days of the small sword, yet they have a magnificent austerity to them. The...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Jim McDougall
VERY NICE Jon!!! As always, I turn to my trusty...

VERY NICE Jon!!!
As always, I turn to my trusty Neumann ("Swords and Blades of the American Revolution", 1973), and on p.98, 110.S is pretty much an identical (or dramatically similar) hilt....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Jim McDougall
With his thread being the new repository of data...

With his thread being the new repository of data on blade markings, I wanted to start off with probably one of the most familiar and often noted examples, the so called running wolf of Passau....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Jim McDougall
BLADE MARKINGS ASSOCIATED WITH EUROPEAN MAKERS

As many are now aware, the classic thread, "Early European Trademarks" was lost through a technical malfunction last week. This thread was opened in 2007 with the purpose of cataloguing and...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully done Cap'n Mark!!! I always greatly...

Beautifully done Cap'n Mark!!! I always greatly appreciate the way you bring in salient historical points beyond simple classification or typology. It adds so much dimension to our understanding of...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
Along with Fernando, I would like to welcome you...

Along with Fernando, I would like to welcome you to the forum Mel!!
Keith, Ibrahiim and I have been quite interested in advancing the collective data and knowledge on Shotley Bridge and the related...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
Lee, Thank you so much for your explanation of...

Lee,
Thank you so much for your explanation of this situation and the steps which have been taken to find any resolution to this unfortunate incident.
As noted, this thread which I began in 2008,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Wayne! thank you for joining us here on this,...

Hey Wayne! thank you for joining us here on this, and especially for the great insight on these huge wheels. In many of the references I have checked, the mills were converted from grist mills for...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith , I'm glad you are contacting the RA as I...

Keith , I'm glad you are contacting the RA as I would really like to hear their explanation on this one. I think you're right, there is no way they could have put out significant volume of blades and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jim McDougall
Lofty, thank you for responding and for your...

Lofty, thank you for responding and for your answers. As you have well pointed out, the perception of what is and is not an anomaly is pretty individual. Also, the use of the term 'new' is quite...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Jim McDougall
I had read this with great interest, and have...

I had read this with great interest, and have been researching for days, and often included GOOGLE in my efforts, so I can well relate to the eye strain.
As Fernando has noted in his research, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jim McDougall
I recall Rick Stroud's great dissertation on...

I recall Rick Stroud's great dissertation on wootz blades in anomalous mounts, and this presented a wonderful illustration of these occurring in a wide range of weapons.
This does seem to be a very...
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