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Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Jim McDougall
touche' :)

touche' :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now THAT would be an interesting, but far too...

Now THAT would be an interesting, but far too philosophical topic to attempt here, as there are certainly countless perceptions as seen differently by as many people. I do understand the point of the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, thank you very much for the addendum on...

Ibrahiim, thank you very much for the addendum on poor D'Anthes, who was really a victim of this distorted 'honor' syndrome. Pushkin really sought reasons to call persons out over ridiculous notions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Jim McDougall
Really guys, I think the absence of mod...

Really guys, I think the absence of mod intervention is mostly patient abstinence hoping you guys who seem at odds can maturely resolve these contentions.
I saw this and could only think of that 60s...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Jim McDougall
This truly is an interesting aspect of arms...

This truly is an interesting aspect of arms study, that of dueling, and I sincerely hope it is a permissible topic for discussion, as it does attend to the actual use of a weapon rather than its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for this excellent explanation...

Thank you for this excellent explanation Ariel!
For metallurgy Neanderthals like me its great to have this kind of insight given that I can really grasp.
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Mark!!! All photography stuff aside, all I...

Thanks Mark!!! All photography stuff aside, all I see is how amazing your themes and displays are, and as I say, I can see how your novels have such dimension as you really SEE these amazing items of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
A little jest, akin to blade with a bad temper....

A little jest, akin to blade with a bad temper. Attitude- disposition.
With observations on swords and their elements, sometimes a guess is all that can be reached, and these become more educated...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
Its all in perception. While I see the thread on...

Its all in perception. While I see the thread on the FDL here as extremely informational, especially with the initial material on this symbol in use in Portugal indeed the topic could be perceived by...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks guys! These are great, and now I know it...

Thanks guys!
These are great, and now I know it was apparently the commander of this unit who was instrumental in developing this type of blade with key structural potency. What I wonder is why it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, we crossed posts. Good points on the...

Jens,
we crossed posts.
Good points on the diversity of cultures, religions and languages of India, which certainly has added to the difficulties in understanding of the weapons. These factors have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well explained Mercenary, and you are very...

Very well explained Mercenary, and you are very right about the importance of striving for better understanding of ethnographic arms in their cultural context. Early writers for the most part did see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, Always an interesting topic, and good to...

Jens,
Always an interesting topic, and good to see it back up again! Thank you.
It seems we had a good look at this some years back, but we really never came up with anything conclusive.

It seems...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems there has been a great deal of...

It seems there has been a great deal of discussion and consternation over the symbolism of the fleur de lis, and which has been a topic in a couple of concurrent threads. It is good to have this...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Cap'n Mark, Consider my timbers shivered!!!...

Hey Cap'n Mark,
Consider my timbers shivered!!! These are fantastic displays and BTW, and your photos really capture the essence of your stuff!!!! It is easy to see how you write so well of 'the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Montmorency

I have been puzzling over the term 'Montmorency' with this sword. As I noted previously, the term Montmorency was one I always noted in collecting British cavalry swords many years back. It was...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Norman, I just wanted to thank you for posting...

Norman,
I just wanted to thank you for posting these pages from the incredibly hard to access Christian Aries sets of material on French swords and the amazing drawings by Michael Petard!

The sword...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems these hilts are similar in character,...

It seems these hilts are similar in character, but not too sure about their disposition.
The wonderful reference by A.V.B. Norman, "The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820" is a valuable source for...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne, this looks like one of the sabres produced...

Wayne, this looks like one of the sabres produced in England for the armies of Indian states during the Raj, as well as for the Native regiments of the British Army . 1850s to 1918.
With these the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well noted guys, and I was remiss in noting...

Very well noted guys, and I was remiss in noting that Ibrahiim indeed did present some remarkable research toward the comparison of local material culture from Zanazibar (the comb) to the decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent Kubur!!! Thank you, here is the more...

Excellent Kubur!!! Thank you, here is the more well known fox from Birmingham with SH (Samuel Harvey) and thank you for the entry in the panel of markings.
* excellent note on the fluer de lis used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,232
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well its Thanksgiving day tomorrow, and I'm...

Well its Thanksgiving day tomorrow, and I'm afraid I'm the one who will have crow instead of turkey! :)
You seem to be correct, and I am afraid that my recollection was swayed by those MOLE tulwars I...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for posting this Norman!!! I...

Thank you so much for posting this Norman!!! I have never seen one of these hilts, whose openwork design reflects the styles of the period on British spadroons in the general design. This is timed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting to see a British blade in one of...

Interesting to see a British blade in one of these, though they are certainly known in this context. Actually this appears to be the 'fox' mark used in England as opposed to the 'running wolf' mark...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Jim McDougall
This interesting sword does seem a genuinely...

This interesting sword does seem a genuinely intended example, in the 'style' of the 'cavalier' type swords of the 17th century which were in effect transitional precursors of the small sword on the...
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