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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While I cannot comment on the rarity of this...

While I cannot comment on the rarity of this example of the weapons termed 'throwing knives' in Central to East African regions, it is a very attractive one. It seems that while there are certain...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think avoiding the name game is advisable, as...

I think avoiding the name game is advisable, as has been noted, these type blades (i.e. stabbing, thrusting, armor piercing etc.) have been known in various countries and cultures. As with blades of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,359
Posted By Jim McDougall
The good thing about Tirri's book is that its a...

The good thing about Tirri's book is that its a great collectors handbook, and shows examples of a wide spectrum of weapons that typically come up in sales etc. This is one of the anomalies in that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,366
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is an extremely well placed question, which...

That is an extremely well placed question, which has come up many times.I think the explanation is in degree as complex, but in the short version.....it is trade that is the conduit which brought the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bryce, It remains a mystery, the actual...

Hi Bryce,
It remains a mystery, the actual purpose or meanings of these capital letters at the forte in these blades.
Bezdek ("Swords & Sword Makers of England and Scotland", 2003) notes on p.32 that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Victrix :) As noted, heavy polishing...

Thank you Victrix :)

As noted, heavy polishing does take is toll over many years, and a high polish was always favored on blades as well as dramatic sharpness of course.
The plate I posted was to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Jim McDougall
I forgot to add this plate of the FRINGIA,...

I forgot to add this plate of the FRINGIA, FRINDIA etc markings on European blades which reveal the wide variation and deviation which occurred in using them. The breakdown in lettering in this...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have been watching this thread with great...

I have been watching this thread with great interest, fascinating topic, one which has been largely overlooked by most writers and resources over the years. It seems that Andrew Mowbray was one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is my impression that this is plausibly a...

It is my impression that this is plausibly a European blade which probably came from Styrian context. The reason this marking has 'Genoan' character is that these centers were highly influenced by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Jim McDougall
BOOK REVIEW" "RAJPUT ARMS & ARMOR" ROBERT ELGOOD

There have recently been a number of queries here regarding Indian arms, which of course are most often tulwars, and frankly a good number of these are actually Rajput. One of the most common...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Jim McDougall
touche' :)

touche' :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now THAT would be an interesting, but far too...

Now THAT would be an interesting, but far too philosophical topic to attempt here, as there are certainly countless perceptions as seen differently by as many people. I do understand the point of the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, thank you very much for the addendum on...

Ibrahiim, thank you very much for the addendum on poor D'Anthes, who was really a victim of this distorted 'honor' syndrome. Pushkin really sought reasons to call persons out over ridiculous notions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,620
Posted By Jim McDougall
Really guys, I think the absence of mod...

Really guys, I think the absence of mod intervention is mostly patient abstinence hoping you guys who seem at odds can maturely resolve these contentions.
I saw this and could only think of that 60s...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Jim McDougall
This truly is an interesting aspect of arms...

This truly is an interesting aspect of arms study, that of dueling, and I sincerely hope it is a permissible topic for discussion, as it does attend to the actual use of a weapon rather than its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,279
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for this excellent explanation...

Thank you for this excellent explanation Ariel!
For metallurgy Neanderthals like me its great to have this kind of insight given that I can really grasp.
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Mark!!! All photography stuff aside, all I...

Thanks Mark!!! All photography stuff aside, all I see is how amazing your themes and displays are, and as I say, I can see how your novels have such dimension as you really SEE these amazing items of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jim McDougall
A little jest, akin to blade with a bad temper....

A little jest, akin to blade with a bad temper. Attitude- disposition.
With observations on swords and their elements, sometimes a guess is all that can be reached, and these become more educated...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Jim McDougall
Its all in perception. While I see the thread on...

Its all in perception. While I see the thread on the FDL here as extremely informational, especially with the initial material on this symbol in use in Portugal indeed the topic could be perceived by...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks guys! These are great, and now I know it...

Thanks guys!
These are great, and now I know it was apparently the commander of this unit who was instrumental in developing this type of blade with key structural potency. What I wonder is why it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, we crossed posts. Good points on the...

Jens,
we crossed posts.
Good points on the diversity of cultures, religions and languages of India, which certainly has added to the difficulties in understanding of the weapons. These factors have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well explained Mercenary, and you are very...

Very well explained Mercenary, and you are very right about the importance of striving for better understanding of ethnographic arms in their cultural context. Early writers for the most part did see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, Always an interesting topic, and good to...

Jens,
Always an interesting topic, and good to see it back up again! Thank you.
It seems we had a good look at this some years back, but we really never came up with anything conclusive.

It seems...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems there has been a great deal of...

It seems there has been a great deal of discussion and consternation over the symbolism of the fleur de lis, and which has been a topic in a couple of concurrent threads. It is good to have this...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Cap'n Mark, Consider my timbers shivered!!!...

Hey Cap'n Mark,
Consider my timbers shivered!!! These are fantastic displays and BTW, and your photos really capture the essence of your stuff!!!! It is easy to see how you write so well of 'the...
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