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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Richard for adding this! I would not...

Thank you Richard for adding this!
I would not have thought of an axe like this as a utilitarian implement, but your entry certainly adds new dimension to this topic......not to mention returning to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think Alan has perfectly responded to this...

I think Alan has perfectly responded to this discourse, which has been really fascinating and informative despite the red herring route initially. This was due to the misleading moniker with which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Jim McDougall
I appreciate the response to at least this part...

I appreciate the response to at least this part of my post. As Andrew has noted, often attached images after time disappear from threads, and as I have indicated, the text included loses a great deal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting and most salient point, the use of...

Interesting and most salient point, the use of certain specific terms for various weapon forms is indeed a slippery slope in the study of ethnographic arms. Much of this is the result of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Jim McDougall
This intriguing axe shown by Colin has had me...

This intriguing axe shown by Colin has had me struggling for days through notes etc. as this curious motif is so familiar, yet as I found, so elusive.
There are interesting clues however in the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Jim McDougall
Brilliant Eljay!!!! You never lose your touch!!!!...

Brilliant Eljay!!!! You never lose your touch!!!! I forgot that reference altogether.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
I just posted new information on this thread on...

I just posted new information on this thread on the European forum.. please cross reference.

The information I added I believe adds compelling evidence this may indeed be a Solingen blade and...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have always said, the depth of text and...

I have always said, the depth of text and footnotes in everything written by Robert Elgood is a virtual arms and armour goldmine!

From his 1994, "Arms and Armour of Arabia":
p.25:
"...P.Knecht (of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Jim McDougall
OK you band of merry hysterical movie buffs!!!...

OK you band of merry hysterical movie buffs!!! Yes Oliver, it is all coming back to me!!! the sacred words....the shrubbery, and of course those trusty English steeds into battle!!!:)
These classics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, to return to James' katar from the...

Again, to return to James' katar from the original post, it is an austere but extremely attractive example of what I would consider a Vijayanagara katar, as Robert Elgood shows on p.145 ("Hindu Arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
My comment pointing out a sabre from Zlatoust...

My comment pointing out a sabre from Zlatoust having a similar tipped and profiled blade which was ceremonial c.1821 was meant to note the presence of that feature there and at this time. I did not...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Nigel, While I was hoping more discussion...

Hi Nigel,
While I was hoping more discussion would ensue here, it seems that more detail to exceed your already superbly detailed research is unlikely. We have already established the cypher is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent to move this to European as there the...

Excellent to move this to European as there the readers familiar with French and Russian as well as Napoleonic swords will have exposure to this intriguing example.
While the idea of this being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
This extremely attractive sabre is truly an...

This extremely attractive sabre is truly an anomaly, mostly due to this blade which appears of laminated or Damascus steel, for me in my limited understanding of metallurgy, a most perplexing...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Jim McDougall
This extremely attractive sabre is truly an...

This extremely attractive sabre is truly an anomaly, mostly due to this blade which appears of laminated or Damascus steel, for me in my limited understanding of metallurgy, a most perplexing...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Jim McDougall
Who are this bunch of merry men?

Who are this bunch of merry men?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Getting back to James' katar, I think the dealers...

Getting back to James' katar, I think the dealers assessment was pretty accurate, though as always further research will reveal more detailed answers. I think one of the key talking points, that of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Jim McDougall
Nigel, While I do not have anything to add at...

Nigel,
While I do not have anything to add at this point, I would thank to thank you and the others for the teamwork in getting these images posted.
Also, may I commend you on the research...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim McDougall
OK estcrh, now you have had your say, and on one...

OK estcrh, now you have had your say, and on one thing you say I agree, we are all here to learn, together, and you note that you indeed have an interest in katars, or at least imply that you do. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very graciously put James, and as I noted in my...

Very graciously put James, and as I noted in my comments, your posts were well placed as were your responses, and the unfortunate turn in the meter of this thread had nothing to do with you, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Amazing! In a post of some most interesting...

Amazing!
In a post of some most interesting katars, and the developing discussion, why in the world this person with no interest in these and nothing to add to the discussion decide to intervene and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Jim McDougall
Oliver, this is not only eloquently, but...

Oliver, this is not only eloquently, but perfectly explained along with the exacting detail and description with which you characterize and define this fascinating dagger. This is what is so...
Forum: European Armoury 10th August 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Oliver!!! :) Actually this sabre...

Thank you Oliver!!! :)

Actually this sabre indeed does seem to be a British M1788, however the rather off center position of the blade in the hilt does suggest some incongruence.
This particular...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By Jim McDougall
I believe we all agree this is an outrageous act...

I believe we all agree this is an outrageous act by officials there, and we all are deeply disturbed not only in the despicable treatment of Michael, but in the callous confiscation of monumentally...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent alternative solution which has been...

Excellent alternative solution which has been well presented, and of course may well be the case as the location in which it is held certainly seems to have associated significance. It does not seem...
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