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Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Jim McDougall
We crossed posts, that makes sense as often,...

We crossed posts, that makes sense as often, especially in rural areas such instances of civil disturbance, the use of obsolete (theoretically) and older arms are used in the ersatz arming of...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well researched and well put Fernando. Thank you....

Well researched and well put Fernando. Thank you.
While I had touched on the Masonic lore from time to time, I had never seen these details in depth.
As you say, the owner who commissioned the...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim McDougall
In accord with Wayne's observations, I was...

In accord with Wayne's observations, I was wondering pretty much the same thing about the undulating edges on these blades on these rapier arming swords of 17th c. The wavy edges are in the upper...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an outstanding sword, and I agree with...

This is an outstanding sword, and I agree with the 17th c. period suggested,
more toward the middle.
The undulating edge on the blade was known in the times up to the Renaissance as 'flamberge' and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By Jim McDougall
As Fernando has well observed in post #28, this...

As Fernando has well observed in post #28, this example being discussed is clearly not a plug bayonet as the swell in the grip is opposed to the shape required for insertion into a gun...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is most interesting to read these very astute...

It is most interesting to read these very astute entries with observations showing various possibilities with combined influences from numerous countries and regions. With the profound trade and...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a fascinating knife! and as Mark has well...

This is a fascinating knife! and as Mark has well noted, the blade is from a cut down repurposed blade which appears to have been a backsword (single edged) type. It is a blade indeed of Solingen...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am inclined to go along with the suggestions...

I am inclined to go along with the suggestions this sword may have certain composite elements, and may have to do with such practices of use of same from Sudanese swords, as per Oakeshott in "Records...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mexican Bowie

This is a Mexican 'Bowie' found in Tucson some years ago, which has a hilt of cholla cactus, native to Sonora. It is of course hard to say when it was made but is certainly about 50 yrs old.
The...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jim McDougall
NICE! Note the 'Meditteranean' notch at the base...

NICE!
Note the 'Meditteranean' notch at the base of the blade. These are the early form used by the Bowie brothers. I recall there was an article on these notches in "Man At Arms" magazine(I think...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=Bryce]No worries Jim, I am just glad that...

[QUOTE=Bryce]No worries Jim,
I am just glad that you took an interest.
Cheers,
Bryce[/QUOT


Interest :) LOL!
This has been an obsession for more years than I can say, decades really. I guess my...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce, as indicated on concurrent thread, I have...

Bryce, as indicated on concurrent thread, I have been going through references of English swords for hours, and am deeply in chagrin at my comments on Hounslow swords previously! Ouch!
It has been...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce, in complete accord with what you are...

Bryce, in complete accord with what you are saying....I have been going through English sword resources for hours concerning our discussion in a concurrent thread and saw the same references. This...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Bryce!!! I really had no idea...

Thanks very much Bryce!!!
I really had no idea Hounslow made these 'mortuaries' and if these collections have these so marked, then that is pretty resounding. I have associated Hounslow with hangers...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems to me that the term 'shagreen' was most...

It seems to me that the term 'shagreen' was most likely a more fashionable term for the grip material than the description 'fish or ray skin', which likely sounded rather grim to status conscious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,685
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an intriguing and tempting item, and with...

This is an intriguing and tempting item, and with the considerable innovation in Indian weaponry it is always difficult to resist something which seems viable but falls outside the realm of actually...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an excellent and well posed question! I...

This is an excellent and well posed question!
I very much agree with the previous entries, and 'orientalism' was a romantic fascination with exotica popular in art and literature. As noted,...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Im glad you finally got it Bryce! The EIC...

Im glad you finally got it Bryce!
The EIC connection might indeed be quite tenuous, however the use of these 'chop' characters is distinctly Eastern of course. There were considerable connections...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an outstanding and excellent contribution...

This is an outstanding and excellent contribution Shayde!!! and very thoughtful indeed. We have not had significant examples of medieval artwork entered here much since our late friend Matchlock...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
It might be a heirloom blade , and I did not...

It might be a heirloom blade , and I did not realize these were 18th c. fuller pattern, but these mortuary examples speak volumes. If only the purveyors of imported blades had records of the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hmmmm! Velly interesting! :) We seem to have had...

Hmmmm! Velly interesting! :) We seem to have had a purveyor using the same artisan or shop, would be great to figure who and where, but thats not likely.
Either way, sure looks like a heirloom...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Bryce for the images of that mortuary!...

Thank you Bryce for the images of that mortuary! I had not thought of that type fullering being that early, but now recalling that seen on numbers of Scot basket hilt blades of that period it makes...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim McDougall
Really nice example Bryce!! The M1788 or so it is...

Really nice example Bryce!! The M1788 or so it is regarded though not officially a 'pattern', is sort of come by in the 'heavy cav/dragoon' hilt.
Im not familiar with this pattern blade being found...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jim McDougall
As Detlef and Marius have indicated, this is very...

As Detlef and Marius have indicated, this is very much Saharan, probably Algerian, and seems related to the bou saadi knives but the motif as also noted of the 'flyssa' variety. There are as might be...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Jim McDougall
In rereading this, I think I would be a bit...

In rereading this, I think I would be a bit hesitant as well about presuming a well preserved ray skin grip and buff liner on a mid 17th c. British sword is original to it. As far as I have...
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