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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys thank you so much for these great insights...

Guys thank you so much for these great insights into my question on the miguelet lock on guns! and Stu, especially for that comprehensive entry from a fantastic resource.
It will take me a bit to...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,983
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate...

Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate this information and always enjoy the opportunity to learn more on the esoterica of Freemasonry, especially the Scottish rites. I think that in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dima thank you for this information and...

Dima thank you for this information and clarification! I truly did not know of these Khyber swords being made in India, but I can understand that there must have been Indian craftsmen in Afghan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 11:43 PM
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Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
Crossed posts! I did not realize the one on the...

Crossed posts! I did not realize the one on the book cover was Indian (?). Would that be in that Afghanistan in the 19th c. was considered part of India?
I do not have Fiegel handy, but again did not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 09:57 PM
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Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Ariel, I knew of course the odd...

Thanks very much Ariel, I knew of course the odd moniker came from the Hobsen-Jobsen of the British forces in the Khyber regions (apparently these were known locally as salwar or selava?(sic). But I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow! that was quick! :) I like the work in the...

Wow! that was quick! :)
I like the work in the scabbard fittings, and it seems openwork was very much favored in Afghan weaponry.
Thanks very much Carlos.
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautiful pistol ! As someone not well initiated...

Beautiful pistol !
As someone not well initiated in firearms, may I ask what is the definition or description of the term miguelet in these weapons? I know it has to do with the lock, but is it a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautiful example Carlos!! Thank you for sharing...

Beautiful example Carlos!! Thank you for sharing it here.
What do we know on this one? Do you have provenance or notes on its possible origin etc?
These are fascinating weapons in their very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
While we have finally agreed that there may be...

While we have finally agreed that there may be some tangible message or words in the script etched onto this blade, in yet an undetermined dialect or language, it seems there is yet another factor...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,983
Posted By Jim McDougall
Still intrigued by this Norman, and the...

Still intrigued by this Norman, and the complexities of Freemasonry and the Masons, Knight Templars and all the fraternal and religious organizations and military orders are challenging at best....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 09:31 PM
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Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
I look forward to hearing more from Persian...

I look forward to hearing more from Persian speakers on possibility of actual words or perhaps phrases in this acid etched motif. While as I have stated my sense is that this is a genuine tribal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! Kubur, you really are a rascal! Perfect...

LOL! Kubur, you really are a rascal! Perfect analogy with the Playboy magazine note :) and the weapons in this book as photographed are true CENTERFOLDS!

Dima, very gracious of you to offer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Jim McDougall
I cant post details or links here as it is not...

I cant post details or links here as it is not permitted on these pages I don't think, but contact Mahratt via PM and he can get you these details.
I just wanted to get the review here as I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an EXCELLENT topic! and you are more than...

This is an EXCELLENT topic! and you are more than eminently qualified to discuss these most interesting versions of these shashkas. Seeing these has prompted me to take the liberty of offering a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is so true that while we know the typical...

It is so true that while we know the typical nature of weapons and their decoration etc. in given regions, there will always be anomalies. But that is the fascination and excitement of arms history...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Jim McDougall
New Book: "Edged Weapons of Afghanistan"

In current discussions on Khyber knives and Afghan shashkas, it seemed timely to present some words on this wonderful new book, authored by our own Dmitry Miloserdov , "Edged Weapons of Afghanistan:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 01:19 AM
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Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
The Khyber blade is unique, and while Persia may...

The Khyber blade is unique, and while Persia may have begun exporting trade blades at some point about early to mid 19th c. (see the excellent article "On the Persian Shamshir and the Signature of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,983
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent catch Norman!!! It is always exciting...

Excellent catch Norman!!!
It is always exciting to see portraiture with representation of a sword being studied, and to see these threads remaining active as new information is found.
Presently 'on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is amazing, always learning here!! I had no...

This is amazing, always learning here!! I had no idea Persians did not use acid etching before 19th century, and thought that Qajar items of the 'revival' type included the earlier Qajar period as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is an interesting and contentious debate as...

It is an interesting and contentious debate as often develops here, leaving behind the plausible explanations pertaining to the circumstances of an example set here for examination.

Momentarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good point Mahratt makes on the dagger. We...

Very good point Mahratt makes on the dagger. We do not have provenance but the type of hilt (unofficially often termed choora) did not appear until about mid 19th c. The blade if I recall was the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,539
Posted By Jim McDougall
An absolutely brilliant synopsis Yulzari!! thank...

An absolutely brilliant synopsis Yulzari!! thank you so much.
I think your conclusion perfectly sums up the Mexican powder situation and well illustrates the circumstances that were faced with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
In trying to find examples of my suggestion, I...

In trying to find examples of my suggestion, I found these examples of the mother goddess of the Hoi Mata (Holy Trinity) of the folk religion of these Chitral tribes. While one rendition was on an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much !!! :) Actually it does not...

Thanks very much !!! :)
Actually it does not seem 'most' examples have such decoration, or any at all, however I would need to check my book further. The thing is that there have been a number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jim McDougall
This to me is clearly a 19th c. Khyber knife...

This to me is clearly a 19th c. Khyber knife (salwar) which has apparently been acid etched (as astutely noted by Bob) at a much later date, my guess would be late 19th early 20th.
While we know...
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