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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:00 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Now thats some impressive forensics Robert!!!...

Now thats some impressive forensics Robert!!! What you say seems very true, though I am far from being any expert on this kind of stuff. What I do know is that one of the biggest dilemmas in many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Jim McDougall
On the scabbard I'd have to defer as the entire...

On the scabbard I'd have to defer as the entire assembly and rehilting of old blade is pretty modern. With these kinds of adjustments its best left to those familiar with modern souvenir items in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is thuluth script which was placed on...

This is thuluth script which was placed on Sudanese weapons during the rule of the Caliph in the Mahdiyya post 1885, and pre Omdurman (1898). These inscriptions were acid etched invocations and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually many of the M1796 blades for officers...

Actually many of the M1796 blades for officers sabres were often much smaller than the troopers versions, I once had an Osborn officers sabre which had a blade of about 29". It was quite a contrast...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Fernando! This is a great entry from...

Thank you Fernando! This is a great entry from Oakeshott I was not aware of, and did not know the term fusetto.

Much of the material I had was from Marcello Terenzi, , "Gunners Daggers' in Arms &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Richard, and these stamps are...

Well noted Richard, and these stamps are consistent with British produced blades of second half 19th c. and in the manner of tool type products.
It does seem the three fuller pattern so consistent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent and perfect illustration!!! Thank you....

Excellent and perfect illustration!!! Thank you. Thomas Craven was one of the early makers of both 1796 light and heavy cavalry blades.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Jim McDougall
The story of the 'gunners dagger' is a curious...

The story of the 'gunners dagger' is a curious and mysterious one, as we have uncovered in past discussions. Apparently the stiletto evolved from the earlier types of misercorde, narrow thrusting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for my ordainment Kubur!!! :) and for...

Thank you for my ordainment Kubur!!! :) and for the support in my 'sermon'.
As has often been noted, British blades surely did find circulation in many unusual places, and Africa was of course...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Jim McDougall
You are quite right Midelburgo, and I thank you...

You are quite right Midelburgo, and I thank you for noting this and prompting a second look here......this blade may indeed have a far more interesting history than I had estimated. It comes from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually British blades were not of especially...

Actually British blades were not of especially high repute overall until Wilkinson advanced the quality just after mid 19th c. Even then there was always the ever present 'duel' with Solingen, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By Jim McDougall
As far as I have known, these triple fuller...

As far as I have known, these triple fuller blades were Solingen products and used for machetes but found naval use of course as well (why they are shown in Gilkerson, "Boarders Away". Solingen, was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting attempt at script on this one, an...

Interesting attempt at script on this one, an amalgam of in Solingen then in Alemania (=same thing) then Fabrica etc.
This is a M1796 British cavalry blade with spurious inscription which seems odd...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By Jim McDougall
"Murky waters'! Mark, a perfect simile for...

"Murky waters'! Mark, a perfect simile for trying to better understand these maritime mystery swords.
The article Jasper posted is actually quite brilliant, one of the best I have seen addressing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By Jim McDougall
Perfect!!! :) Thanks Ron!

Perfect!!! :) Thanks Ron!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ron, I notice that you note the terms for...

Ron, I notice that you note the terms for Ethiopian swords in tandem gurade/shotel/saif and I recall not too long ago you pretty much clarified the proper terminology. Could you reiterate?

I had...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Once again, very nice exchange gentlemen!! on...

Once again, very nice exchange gentlemen!! on this barong type, and this is a great illustration of how genuine weapon forms inspire 'commercial' enterprise (=tourist) items. Xasterix' detailed and...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Jim McDougall
Samuel, Im glad you posted this and gave us the...

Samuel, Im glad you posted this and gave us the opportunity to discuss it here. Thank you for the kind note, and Fernando and I have been 'at the fence' (study of cuphilts, not the back yard...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting information on hallmarked silver...

Interesting information on hallmarked silver Norman!

I agree Mark, this article really is well presented, and sort of steers toward probable reality from the 'Hollywood' versions of these times. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an excellent itemization of a 'tourist'...

This is an excellent itemization of a 'tourist' grade item vs. the authentic form and I do hope it is viewed as constructive as intended. That was the goal of this thread. Extremely interesting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
These are amazing entries! and it is fantastic to...

These are amazing entries! and it is fantastic to see truly well seasoned people in specialized fields offering these kinds of insights into the always present spectrum of 'souvenier' and tourist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
The more I look at William's blade, the more the...

The more I look at William's blade, the more the conundrum of its markings puzzle me. I cannot get past the idea that this is a native made blade and of the early 20th c. While the elliptical fuller...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ed for the link to Stephens post which...

Thank you Ed for the link to Stephens post which described the Pallme reference, key to these markings of lion and cross and orb.
Ignatius Pallme, a German traveler, explored Kordofan in 1837-39 and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said Stu, it is up to the person to decide...

Well said Stu, it is up to the person to decide whether the quality and character of the weapon is satisfactory. As I have noted I have never been in these kinds of places such as Oman, and I only...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Jim McDougall
Getting back to these deeply stamped lions, while...

Getting back to these deeply stamped lions, while the quality and character of the mark seems to indicate a European stamp, I still cannot find anything among known European marks that corresponds to...
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