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Forum: European Armoury Today, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Wayne! There were a good many...

Well noted Wayne!
There were a good many original European blades in kaskara and so it was sort of a righteous return.
Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Jim McDougall
While discussions of reproduction or altered...

While discussions of reproduction or altered swords is of course, typically counter productive in discussions of arms from a historical perspective, it is in my opinion, almost an essential study for...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems to me that the use of rayskin (often...

It seems to me that the use of rayskin (often termed shagreen in Europe) was likely derived from grip covering styles used in Eastern Europe in 17th-18th c.
Most well known were the Tatar sabres...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,919
Posted By Jim McDougall
I must confess Fernando, that my note on the...

I must confess Fernando, that my note on the rompe puntas was a bit tongue in cheek, viable in the sense of what writers 'considered' an explanation. This rolled lip seems to me more a construction...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,919
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well put Fernando. It seems there are always...

Well put Fernando. It seems there are always efforts to put finite distinctions on these kinds of symbols, motif etc. but actually they become more a product of popularization and association in a...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Jim McDougall
One of the most phenomenal authorities on...

One of the most phenomenal authorities on Americana was Norm Flayderman (1928-2013), and his book "The Bowie Knife", unearthing a legend (2004) is probably the most amazing source on American knives,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,919
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent images and another interesting example...

Excellent images and another interesting example Fernando. I think you are on the right track presuming these swords with the 'Patriarchal' cross and the regal motto 'Viva Portugal' seeming to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Colin, Best place is Museum of the Fur...

You bet Colin,
Best place is Museum of the Fur Trade
6321 Highway 20
Chadron, Nebraska 69337
http://www.furtrade.org
This is one of...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a very attractive frontier knife and as...

This is a very attractive frontier knife and as Mark has well described, there are a number of elements which may help in discerning where this blade might be from. There is no doubt it is a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now THATS interesting on the Scots Guards in...

Now THATS interesting on the Scots Guards in France! Did not know that, but sounds perfectly logical given the profound Jacobite presence there.
As far as French swords used in the '45, not as a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said!!! :) It is history and signals the...

Well said!!! :)
It is history and signals the well earned veneration of the weapon. It is about respect for history, something that seems to be slipping away.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely mid 18th or slightly earlier, Glasgow...

Absolutely mid 18th or slightly earlier, Glasgow style hilt Beautiful!!!
French were not only in Canada then but all through upper midwest and the northeast.......French Indian wars 1740s, mostly due...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Jim McDougall
I cant add much, but interesting item, and nicely...

I cant add much, but interesting item, and nicely placed along with details and identifying source. This kind of posting sharing these with already completed research is outstanding!! Here its always...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think the context of the heraldic theme is...

I think the context of the heraldic theme is likely, as suggested, Batavian, that is the components in the motif are consistent with the lion, phrygian cap and arrows seen in variations.

That it is...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think its a matter of personal taste. As a...

I think its a matter of personal taste. As a historian more than collector, I prefer to leave weapons in as much original state as possible. The idea is to preserve as much as possible to retain...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
As I was noting, the upper two lines of heraldic...

As I was noting, the upper two lines of heraldic shields attributed to Nuremberg, while none correspond directly to the punzone on this rapier, the 'convention' is similar. Note how the bars or lines...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Fernando. Actually when I mentioned...

Thank you Fernando. Actually when I mentioned Sahagun it was from my own reference and I had overlooked you had mentioned it as well, or had not picked up on your inference. I always have such a hard...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
I would note here again, pierced steel hilt as in...

I would note here again, pierced steel hilt as in 1790s type British small swords but this looks like a 'duelling epee' of the sort worn as a dress or court sword by British gentry and probably...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Going further through WallaceColl., I am finding...

Going further through WallaceColl., I am finding that these letter, symbol type inscriptions occur on Italian rapiers and blades c.1600 in some frequency, and repetitive letters seem to be some sort...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
This pierced steel small sword is characteristic...

This pierced steel small sword is characteristic English 1790s, and were popularized by Boulton and several others of the time. It is VERY unusual to see this type blade by Gill, but not surprising...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just checking Wallace Coll. (Mann, 1962) and in...

Just checking Wallace Coll. (Mann, 1962) and in the markings, there are numerous similar markings in the plates shown as Nuremberg (city markings). This would be accord with the suggestion placed by...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Jim McDougall
A nice swept hilt of late 16th early 17th, and...

A nice swept hilt of late 16th early 17th, and seems of course hilted in Italian/Spanish style (the depression in grip held a bar to hold wire wrap).
As far as I can tell, the blade 'inscription'...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,919
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Oliver, Thank you so much for the...

Hi Oliver,
Thank you so much for the clarification, I could not tell the difference of course but suggested the galuchat possibility more in consideration of the possible colonial context. When I...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Jim McDougall
Regarding those 4 number combinations,...

Regarding those 4 number combinations, particularly used with the 'running wolf' (passau wolf as used in Solingen) these I have always considered to be magic number configurations. Wagner ("Cut and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Jim McDougall
As far as I have understood, these cartouches in...

As far as I have understood, these cartouches in that same exact location at that quadrant of the blade forte are typically on N.Indian (subsequently also Afghan in those times) swords, and the...
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