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Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bryce, There is nothing wrong with skepticism,...

Hi Bryce,
There is nothing wrong with skepticism, as an obsessive researcher myself, I often entertain same, which compels me to look harder for evidence.
As has been noted, these extremely common...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well made points as always Fernando, and its...

Well made points as always Fernando, and its always good to have opposing views. Naturally my suggestions are hypothetical, but based on the many years of going through material on makers etc. It was...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Doing more research, I looked in "London...

Doing more research, I looked in "London Silver Hilted Swords" by Leslie Southwick, 2001, and there is no reference to a maker of silver hilts for either Paul Storr, nor Thomas Stothard...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Just found this from a thread Feb....

Just found this from a thread Feb. 2010:

Discussing a briquet, Fernando notes, '..I know the briquet didn't make the Brit's taste".
In Robson ("British Military Swords", 1975), "...in the early...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi guys, The first reference I recall showing...

Hi guys,
The first reference I recall showing this was a British form used by the artillery was in one of my first books, "European and American Arms" Claude Blair, 1962. Mr. Blair was a brilliant...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Mark, as you say the fleur de lis is a...

Thank you Mark, as you say the fleur de lis is a symbol with wide use far beyond its familiar use in France. Very true some English blades had the FDL but unclear on the extent or associations. With...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Norman, excellent entry!! and seeing...

Thank you Norman, excellent entry!! and seeing these still being produced and used in 1830s, especially in Switzerland. It seems that beyond the 'Landsknechts' there is little discussed on the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Jim McDougall
English Dragoon sword with Possible Jacobite Connection

This dragoon hilt of English plain panel/saltire form is of early 18th c. (Neumann suggests 1680-1720) mounted with a blade which seems to correspond to the German type blades of this period to 1740s...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By Jim McDougall
Underhammer Boot pistol from Maine

One of the most curious and relatively little known distinctly American pistols is the odd looking underhammer percussion pistol termed as a 'boot pistol' or 'whip socket pistol'. Despite the 'boot'...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well then I guess my totally 'naive' notion of...

Well then I guess my totally 'naive' notion of this briquet (the one my original post) being a 'pirate' cutlass, was not entirely without merit.
These munitions grade weapons which were so...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 03:01 AM
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Views: 93
Posted By Jim McDougall
18th Century Scottish basket hilt with cavalry saber blade

This basket hilt appears to be one of the military form produced by Nathaniel Jeffries in London around 1750-1760 to infantry privates, and most notably to the 42nd Highlanders ('Black Watch'). While...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Jim McDougall
The stiletto evolved around end of the 16th c....

The stiletto evolved around end of the 16th c. and was most popular in the 17th c. These were truly examples of the artistry of steel chiseling and while it is often suggested these were used to...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, thank you so much for the outstanding...

Fernando, thank you so much for the outstanding material on the background of these interesting weapons. It is always interesting to learn more on just how much history resides in a weapon,...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Ian! indeed we ARE getting...

Thank you so much Ian! indeed we ARE getting older, and it is rewarding to be able to finally, after a lifetime of study, be able to reveal the legacy of these old warriors, who now have become part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Jim McDougall
The many examples of Dhu' al Faqar which exist in...

The many examples of Dhu' al Faqar which exist in various countries and cultures in the Dar al' Islam seem to of course be representations of virtually the most famed and revered sword in Islamic...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Jim McDougall
The lowly (?) briquet, a story of resolution

I recently relocated a sword that was one of the very first I ever bought, I believe around 1966 at a swap meet in a drive in theater in California.
Young and very wide eyed, this simple 'cutlass'...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Eljay, I am so glad to see you come in on this...

Hi Eljay,
I am so glad to see you come in on this my friend! It is great to be returning to the study of these early British dragoon swords from all the years ago when I first got them, when we were...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Will, I had not discerned that, which is...

Thanks Will, I had not discerned that, which is again, odd as these blade fixtures become rather integral with scabbard. I know some British swords likely had these slotted scabbard openings for...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Jim McDougall
Most interesting, and seems almost like a...

Most interesting, and seems almost like a 'steampunk' interpretation of a Napoleonic hussar saber.
I have never seen a squared scabbard like this, and the opening at the throat of the scabbard part...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
My example of OP, The blade is 33" with...

My example of OP,
The blade is 33" with clipped point.
The hilt is 7" from guard to top of capstan

Four slot guard, tall olive pommel and the pommel ring holding guard.
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
I thought it would be helpful to add some...

I thought it would be helpful to add some illustrations from Neumann, "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" , 1973.
We now are reasonably certain that the 15th light dragoons, the first of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York...

Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York City was a loyalist and making these swords for the British cavalry assigned in America. The swords were extremely favored and acquired by a number...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is of course the British colonial sword...

This is of course the British colonial sword known as the "Paget Pattern' and these were supplied to the British Raj from about 1880s into 1900s.
The ISD represents India Stores Dept. .

These were...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
This looks almost identical! Is it identified?

This looks almost identical! Is it identified?
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but...

Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but had no idea. I think I have been obsessed with the clipped point.
In this incredible article (again I cannot thank you enough), it is noted that the...
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