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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys, I am amazed!! You really got this figured...

Guys, I am amazed!! You really got this figured out perfectly.
Ariel, your 'baroque' thing was priceless!!!! :)
So Kubur, now I see the tughra in that uh, decorative web on the guard. I completely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually I had not even considered monetary...

Actually I had not even considered monetary issues or those kinds of values myself, and naturally I cannot speak for others. My only concern was that the quality or lack thereof may be related to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:02 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ahah!!! We have the dreaded miscommunication :) ...

Ahah!!! We have the dreaded miscommunication :) I thought you were talking about the device on the blade as I had mentioned it did not look like a typical tughra.......so agreed, I dont see a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By Jim McDougall
Kubur, I am extremely pleased that we have 'one'...

Kubur, I am extremely pleased that we have 'one' point of agreement! I cannot resist feeling a sense of triumph. :) There are of course instances of trophy blades in many swords but Russian ones I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,156
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando thank you for adding this very useful...

Fernando thank you for adding this very useful chart and showing these interesting examples of arrow heads. I had no idea your collecting scope was so eclectic!
I guess there is enough variation in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems to me this is indeed a sabre intended...

It seems to me this is indeed a sabre intended for a military officer, and the blade is perhaps older than the mounts as it has interesting deep fullering. The mounts are of course in Ottoman style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
Posted By Jim McDougall
While I of course join in the consensus that this...

While I of course join in the consensus that this is an incredibly beautiful blade on this kampilan,, I realize just how little is typically known of the history this weapon form by myself and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Jim McDougall
This type of blade on swords is represented...

This type of blade on swords is represented throughout myth and history, and has powerful symbolism imbued.
The 'flaming' blade was sometimes used on knightly swords and referred to as flamberge...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,156
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for responding Wayne! Interesting notes...

Thank you for responding Wayne! Interesting notes on the knapping situation, and it does seem there were variations in the style of fashioning these arrowheads, so I imagine there was a degree of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,156
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well even all these years later, I am still...

Well even all these years later, I am still curious on just how one could identify the arrows as from a particular tribe. I had thought it was colored bands painted in the shaft, but that seems to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting topic, and especially as I enjoy...

Interesting topic, and especially as I enjoy learning more on these items I am not familiar with. What is interesting is the classification conundrum which always of course arises as these items are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bob Looks like no takers on this so I'll...

Hi Bob
Looks like no takers on this so I'll venture an idea. I don't think this is any sort of a proto-kora as those as a weapon form seem to have evolved quite some time ago in the Indian sword...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Jim McDougall
Which I think secures authenticity rather than...

Which I think secures authenticity rather than possibility of 19th c repro.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jim McDougall
You hit it spot on Bob!!! Im still the same...

You hit it spot on Bob!!! Im still the same little kid that over 60 years ago watched swashbuckling pirate movies in awe. I never could have imagined that years later I would be handling and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jim McDougall
This are excellent explanations Bob and Robert!!...

This are excellent explanations Bob and Robert!! and as I noted, fantastic for than well versed firearms persons such as myself. I have always thought ballistics and forensics in these kinds of...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Jim McDougall
Totally agree, the narrow blade would be exactly...

Totally agree, the narrow blade would be exactly perfect to spike a gun out of service, and while that seems a kind of a 'narrow' purpose to call for an entire weapon instead of just a simple rod or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now thats some impressive forensics Robert!!!...

Now thats some impressive forensics Robert!!! What you say seems very true, though I am far from being any expert on this kind of stuff. What I do know is that one of the biggest dilemmas in many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th March 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Jim McDougall
On the scabbard I'd have to defer as the entire...

On the scabbard I'd have to defer as the entire assembly and rehilting of old blade is pretty modern. With these kinds of adjustments its best left to those familiar with modern souvenir items in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is thuluth script which was placed on...

This is thuluth script which was placed on Sudanese weapons during the rule of the Caliph in the Mahdiyya post 1885, and pre Omdurman (1898). These inscriptions were acid etched invocations and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually many of the M1796 blades for officers...

Actually many of the M1796 blades for officers sabres were often much smaller than the troopers versions, I once had an Osborn officers sabre which had a blade of about 29". It was quite a contrast...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Fernando! This is a great entry from...

Thank you Fernando! This is a great entry from Oakeshott I was not aware of, and did not know the term fusetto.

Much of the material I had was from Marcello Terenzi, , "Gunners Daggers' in Arms &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Richard, and these stamps are...

Well noted Richard, and these stamps are consistent with British produced blades of second half 19th c. and in the manner of tool type products.
It does seem the three fuller pattern so consistent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent and perfect illustration!!! Thank you....

Excellent and perfect illustration!!! Thank you. Thomas Craven was one of the early makers of both 1796 light and heavy cavalry blades.
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Jim McDougall
The story of the 'gunners dagger' is a curious...

The story of the 'gunners dagger' is a curious and mysterious one, as we have uncovered in past discussions. Apparently the stiletto evolved from the earlier types of misercorde, narrow thrusting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for my ordainment Kubur!!! :) and for...

Thank you for my ordainment Kubur!!! :) and for the support in my 'sermon'.
As has often been noted, British blades surely did find circulation in many unusual places, and Africa was of course...
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