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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, Excellent work!!! and I think you may...

Ibrahiim,
Excellent work!!! and I think you may be onto something here. These are unusual 'dragonhead' quillon terminals, a fixture long standing in Ottoman context deriving from Timurid and Safavid...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,497
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for posting this Dana!!! It is really...

Thank you for posting this Dana!!! It is really exciting to see another of these, and I also look forward to further details when you receive this.
As you know Fernando and I are obsessive on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Jim McDougall
I just realized there were more pages to the...

I just realized there were more pages to the thread linked from the other forum, and the information added pretty impressive and rendering my notes pretty redundant, particularly the data from Ian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Medar, and welcome to our forum! While the...

Hi Medar, and welcome to our forum!
While the participants on the other forum seem reasonably knowledgeable, I very much disagree with some of the rather blunt responses rather than looking into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Stu, This unusual style hilt as I noted,...

Hi Stu,
This unusual style hilt as I noted, appears similar to some hilts of the sabres used by Bedouin tribes of Sinai and into Palestinian regions from what I have understood. Mostly I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
In revisiting post #67, Teodor posted an...

In revisiting post #67, Teodor posted an interesting hilt type nimcha which has the distinct D ring guard which has long been attributed loosely to Zanzibar. This hilt is however notably different in...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Jim McDougall
I totally agree, that these elements are from a...

I totally agree, that these elements are from a far earlier period does not exclude it from the context of this massive battle and campaign. It is well known that officers of the many forces present...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Stu, what I meant in suggesting the...

Thanks Stu, what I meant in suggesting the 'calyx' type fixture or device in motif on Central Asian edged weapons' backstraps was the basic gestalt in its stylized botanical context......not that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
I had not noticed the curious stylized pommel...

I had not noticed the curious stylized pommel plate on these nimchas Ibrahiim, interesting element. The simplistic design here seems to recall the 'calyx' type flourish usually found on the back of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well done Ibrahiim!!!! You really nailed this...

Well done Ibrahiim!!!! You really nailed this one!!!!!
What outstanding research, thank you for entering this. While everybody had great observations, I couldn't fathom what in the world this was,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Jim McDougall
While I have seldom entered this particular field...

While I have seldom entered this particular field of collecting, I have occasionally had the opportunity to see phenomenal examples of these kinds of weapons through Gav, who has always helpfully...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Jim McDougall
Trusty Google, reveals these not that unusual,...

Trusty Google, reveals these not that unusual, and found one on a dealers website. Apparantly the Turkana tribes situated in Kenya are fond of having edged weapons as worn accoutrements on their...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree, this appears to quite possibly a...

I agree, this appears to quite possibly a theatrical item, and from late 19th into the early 20th c.
I think one of the major problems in typologies and classifications in weaponry is that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am being advised that when these items do not...

I am being advised that when these items do not sell in these particular auctions they are apparently automatically relisted. Did you check to ensure that neither of these two swords are presently...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd April 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
QUESTION: Is this sword presently at auction? or...

QUESTION: Is this sword presently at auction? or for sale?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
Sorry, I guess I didn't make my previous post...

Sorry, I guess I didn't make my previous post clear. It seems to me this vestigial type guard on this hilt may be from the Philippines, and does not seem in any way North African nor Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
While this one (post #82) seems to have the same...

While this one (post #82) seems to have the same simplistic munitions gestalt, the shape of the hilt is of course quite different from the familiar hand nocked hilt of the 'nimcha' group, which at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Stu, and important to note the quality...

Well noted Stu, and important to note the quality represented in their work. What I wanted to clarify was the broad extent and history of these artisans in the scope of what we are discussing, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd April 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
In response to Blue Lander (post #75), while this...

In response to Blue Lander (post #75), while this is indeed a crude munitions grade weapon, with hilt in 'nimcha' style, I would point out that the telling point is that langet style foldover on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly Stu, and as I noted I admit that I long...

Exactly Stu, and as I noted I admit that I long followed that same philosophy and truly wanted to better categorize certain types of weapons and better understand developments of the forms. The thing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,062
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely excellent entry Ibrahiim, and good...

Absolutely excellent entry Ibrahiim, and good comparison of decorative style of Zanzibari material culture applied on this sa'if hilt of 'nimcha' style. In this case we have compelling evidence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th March 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Jim McDougall
The question regarding any substantial...

The question regarding any substantial attribution of these 'D' ring saif's to Zanzibar is well placed. Actually some years ago I acquired one of these 30 swords from Artzi, and of course recall the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good question on that, and delving into those...

Good question on that, and delving into those topics is yet another dimension in the study of these weapons. I would suggest good references on African crafts and textiles with focus on West Africa....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Jim McDougall
That hilt strongly reminds me of the Sierra Leone...

That hilt strongly reminds me of the Sierra Leone swords I mentioned, which of course would not have been confined to that region but as always collectors have to put some kind of label on it. It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nicely done Blue!!! Thank you for the...

Very nicely done Blue!!! Thank you for the excellent comparisons, most helpful. I think, as Ibrahiim has noted, this is indeed most likely a later 19th century European sabre blade, probably an...
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