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Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim McDougall
Helleri, while we have not found a match to the...

Helleri, while we have not found a match to the distinctive marking on Evgeny's remarkable sword, it has been a great discussion here and some intriguing ideas.
As someone who has been nearly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Jim McDougall
BAW, I would like to thank you for acknowledging...

BAW, I would like to thank you for acknowledging my posts and responding to my question concerning the comments on the 'broadswords' (as per news accounts) used by John Brown's men in these events...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Jim McDougall
Some of the images I was referring to. At the...

Some of the images I was referring to.
At the Solomons Fork (Kansas) battle in 1857, the Cheyenne medicine man convinced warriors that they were impervious to soldiers firearms if they held their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an excellent post and query! and very...

This is an excellent post and query! and very much addresses a seldom investigated aspect of American Indian weaponry. I am curious about
the Otoe warrior pictured and if there is a date or period...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th February 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By Jim McDougall
I'd like to also second the comments on the work...

I'd like to also second the comments on the work of Dima, his brilliant book, and his scholarship as evidenced by this outstanding study of the 'lohar'.
I recall years ago trying to study these, and...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim McDougall
I would like to thank Ken VERY MUCH for posting...

I would like to thank Ken VERY MUCH for posting this amazing and most historic piece!
It is somewhat disappointing that such a genuine and historically important weapon is the subject of the typical...
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,933
Posted By Jim McDougall
Giovanni, please never presume that the kind of...

Giovanni, please never presume that the kind of detail and material you have so generously placed here is 'boring' or any such nonsense!

While there is certainly a spectrum of readers here whose...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,458
Posted By Jim McDougall
ALWAYS in my thoughts!!! Missing you my friend.

ALWAYS in my thoughts!!! Missing you my friend.
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jim McDougall
Spot on Cap'n! Scottish hilts had the open furrow...

Spot on Cap'n!
Scottish hilts had the open furrow or ring around the pommel where the arms of the guard joined, while English typically used screws. Also, the English hilts were more 'workman' like...
Forum: European Armoury 19th December 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Mark Thank you for posting this and the link!...

Hi Mark
Thank you for posting this and the link! It is good to see this thread from 2016 which I honestly had forgotten about. From this it is clear what a learning curve there is in the study of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree. The katar was it seems far more a...

I agree. The katar was it seems far more a courtly weapon than one used in battle. Of course, representations of these kinds of events in art often depict katars present because the images typically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jim McDougall
Brilliantly said Alex :)

Brilliantly said Alex :)
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ahoy Cap'n!! It seems things have been damnably...

Ahoy Cap'n!!
It seems things have been damnably becalmed of late in these waters! Its good to see a flare!
The sword sounds really interesting (I loves intrigue).....and I think you're on the right...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Jim McDougall
EXCELLENT TOPIC!!!

This is an excellent topic Alex, and a perfectly well placed and dynamic response to Jens' 'call to arms' on the study of Indian weaponry.

I know that while I have been fascinated by these arms for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jim McDougall
While the weapon in discussion is of course in my...

While the weapon in discussion is of course in my view, entirely specious and comprised of elements intended to convey exotic character, it does bring the observations on the Sinhalese 'kastane' to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By Jim McDougall
I join you in that Cthulhu!!! I have seen many...

I join you in that Cthulhu!!! I have seen many koras, but never with watered steel blade (I use that term as I never grasp the world of metallurgical tereminology!).
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd December 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jim McDougall
You have a good point there Julien, we should not...

You have a good point there Julien, we should not be judgemental of the beliefs, traditions and conventions of cultures other than our own. I had no idea that blades used in cock fighting were so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nicely posted Cthulthu (nice Lovecraftian...

Very nicely posted Cthulthu (nice Lovecraftian handle there!), and while you say you hesitate to enter for 'lack of knowledge' , I would say that first of all, we are all students here and we learn...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Wayne, an occasion digression to...

I agree with Wayne, an occasion digression to unusual use of a specific weapon or type where it brings animals in, such as the exemplars of armor, or the elephant swords is tolerable as long as...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Jim McDougall
Julien, this is I agree, a most interesting slant...

Julien, this is I agree, a most interesting slant on the study of arms, but it is I'm afraid a bit of a strain in the scope of discussions here, as seen in the somewhat bizarre entries entertained in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jim McDougall
Rich, I would heartily dispute your self...

Rich,
I would heartily dispute your self description! and note that the understanding of Nihonto in itself is a paramount achievement which frankly reaches the complicated level of a science. With...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Victrix. It seems that Ostrowski in his...

Thank you Victrix. It seems that Ostrowski in his 1979 treatise "Origins of the Polish Saber", noted regarding Hungarian swords, that there was no apparent sword making industry there, and that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,499
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said in your inimitable and intriguing...

Well said in your inimitable and intriguing manner Fernando!!! The 'spicing' of these accounts and the artwork which evolved in the same themes by imaginative and creative writers and artists have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,499
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now thats amazing! Who says history is not alive...

Now thats amazing! Who says history is not alive and kickin.
Great share Wayne, and truly interesting ......I hope they dont outlaw narwhals now. After all, they have outlawed guns here in many...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Evgeny! Actually I have been working on...

You bet Evgeny! Actually I have been working on this all day, and dragged out every resource I have on hand.

While I could not find an exact match, I not reluctant to express my thoughts based on...
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