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Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Jens. As I mentioned we know that German...

You bet Jens. As I mentioned we know that German blades were often imported into India (through Mahratha ports I believe) but were trade contacts from Italy active in any direct contact as well? The...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, thank you so much for this entry!!! This is...

Jens, thank you so much for this entry!!!
This is a magnificent example, and I forgot our discussions on this some years back. This example inscription was the first I had learned of Italian blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you guys for the analysis of these...

Thank you guys for the analysis of these calligraphic inscriptions. As mentioned earlier, these inscriptions, in the style of decorative motif, were intended to literally cover the blade, thus the...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
I forgot to add to my earlier post, the image of...

I forgot to add to my earlier post, the image of the ferri di mulino, which is the mill rind component of blade making mill machinery which may be the pictographic device apparently used as a symbol...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is excellent information Udo! I think you...

This is excellent information Udo! I think you have explained one of the true conundrums of identifying arms from these and many Central Asian regions, the cross use of components as well as the...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Jim McDougall
Helleri, thank you so much, wonderful advice, and...

Helleri, thank you so much, wonderful advice, and I will definitely take heed!
Udo, sorry for the detour, but the snakeskin is amazing on this pistol.

Can you say more on what details align this...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Helleri, these are truly...

Thanks very much Helleri, these are truly interesting aspects on snakeskin, and even more encouraging for me personally. I have a pair of rattlesnake boots in progress right now, and I admit being a...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a beautiful and intriguing pistol!!...

This is a beautiful and intriguing pistol!! especially that snakeskin. I had never imagined snakeskin being used in the Caucusus. Actually I had never thought of snakes there.
Any ideas as to what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is outstanding insight !! Thank you. I had...

This is outstanding insight !! Thank you. I had not heard of the Lutti sect, but of course knew of the Sufi prevalence in Sudan. Very well pointed out about the acid etched thuluth on these items,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim McDougall
Knowledge and courtesy in perspective

In the past week I have been deeply engrossed in research concerning Renaissance swords and famed makers of blades, which often of course crosses paths with the art of fence and dueling, and a...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
It REALLY is a great thread! and you bring forth...

It REALLY is a great thread! and you bring forth some great points. The arsenal of the Doge at Venice is remarkable, and I do recall the CX (Council of Ten) which seems to appear on a very limited...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Jim McDougall
These 'thuluth' (heavy Islamic script often used...

These 'thuluth' (heavy Islamic script often used in architectural decoration) etched blades are in my opinion from the latter Mahdist period under the Khalifa and believed to have been decorated at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Ed, excellent insight of...

Thank you so much Ed, excellent insight of course, and thank you for adding a list of resources. I cannot find my Pallme at the moment, and was relying on my scribbled notes!
It is interesting that...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
The ink spot has proven invaluable in networking...

The ink spot has proven invaluable in networking to other discussions and threads concerning these Italian marks, which as shown may be referred to as 'twigs' or 'marca a mosca'.
My reason for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just going through piles of notes I finally...

Just going through piles of notes I finally excavated here in the bookmobile, and found some interesting passim notes.

First I am inclined to agree on the lack of substantial evidence for the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually in seeking more on Andrea Ferara for the...

Actually in seeking more on Andrea Ferara for the discussion Philip has suggested, and searching through notes, passim, I found some interesting reference to the Italian mark of the OP here.
It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Iain! :)

Thanks very much Iain! :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you again Philip! as always fantastic...

Thank you again Philip! as always fantastic detail and insight into the true character and circumstances of these sword producing regions, their marks and guilds etc.
Great note on the enigmatic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think we can safely say this is a Kull blade,...

I think we can safely say this is a Kull blade, and I hope Iain and Ed will agree as they are the true authorities on these swords here.
It seems that in the many years I have been fascinated by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting question indeed, Actually our...

Interesting question indeed,
Actually our interests and fields of study are pretty diverse, but basically centered on arms and armor, which in the general interests of the population outside our...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim McDougall
Stu and Alan, thank you so much for your very...

Stu and Alan, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and supportive comments! I really appreciate your elaboration and observations concerning this ever present situation which often occurs in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well done MRoss!!!! This is a great example with...

Well done MRoss!!!! This is a great example with outstanding blade and the guard! These are of course the key components and regardless of the grip condition, this acquisition is important and...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip, thank you for the great further insights...

Philip, thank you for the great further insights into these fascinating short sabres of North Italy. As you point out, the terminology does present challenges for collectors outside the Italian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for these responses guys! I know...

Thank you for these responses guys!
I know exactly what is meant about the delusions!! As a young collector I was VERY wide eyed, and smitten with the notion of weapons that I had seen in of course...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think this is a strong case, again, for this...

I think this is a strong case, again, for this weapon bearing a commemorative inscription. While the original text or example of the wording being copied was possibly (or more likely) to have been...
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