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Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, thank you so much for the outstanding...

Fernando, thank you so much for the outstanding material on the background of these interesting weapons. It is always interesting to learn more on just how much history resides in a weapon,...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Ian! indeed we ARE getting...

Thank you so much Ian! indeed we ARE getting older, and it is rewarding to be able to finally, after a lifetime of study, be able to reveal the legacy of these old warriors, who now have become part...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The many examples of Dhu' al Faqar which exist in...

The many examples of Dhu' al Faqar which exist in various countries and cultures in the Dar al' Islam seem to of course be representations of virtually the most famed and revered sword in Islamic...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Jim McDougall
The lowly (?) briquet, a story of resolution

I recently relocated a sword that was one of the very first I ever bought, I believe around 1966 at a swap meet in a drive in theater in California.
Young and very wide eyed, this simple 'cutlass'...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Eljay, I am so glad to see you come in on this...

Hi Eljay,
I am so glad to see you come in on this my friend! It is great to be returning to the study of these early British dragoon swords from all the years ago when I first got them, when we were...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Will, I had not discerned that, which is...

Thanks Will, I had not discerned that, which is again, odd as these blade fixtures become rather integral with scabbard. I know some British swords likely had these slotted scabbard openings for...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Jim McDougall
Most interesting, and seems almost like a...

Most interesting, and seems almost like a 'steampunk' interpretation of a Napoleonic hussar saber.
I have never seen a squared scabbard like this, and the opening at the throat of the scabbard part...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
My example of OP, The blade is 33" with...

My example of OP,
The blade is 33" with clipped point.
The hilt is 7" from guard to top of capstan

Four slot guard, tall olive pommel and the pommel ring holding guard.
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
I thought it would be helpful to add some...

I thought it would be helpful to add some illustrations from Neumann, "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" , 1973.
We now are reasonably certain that the 15th light dragoons, the first of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York...

Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York City was a loyalist and making these swords for the British cavalry assigned in America. The swords were extremely favored and acquired by a number...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is of course the British colonial sword...

This is of course the British colonial sword known as the "Paget Pattern' and these were supplied to the British Raj from about 1880s into 1900s.
The ISD represents India Stores Dept. .

These were...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
This looks almost identical! Is it identified?

This looks almost identical! Is it identified?
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but...

Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but had no idea. I think I have been obsessed with the clipped point.
In this incredible article (again I cannot thank you enough), it is noted that the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow! good catch! thats a lot older than I...

Wow! good catch! thats a lot older than I thought, and had not seen these early foils.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow Bryce, I had not noticed this..........mine...

Wow Bryce, I had not noticed this..........mine has the ring around base of pommel......kinda looks Scottish? Is that not like placed on basket hilts?
The others all seem to go into aperture in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dukari moon marks on North African blades

I recently came across this illustration which is of course a Scottish basket hilt in what is regarded as a 'ribbon hilt' (or beak nose) and dates into late 17th c.
What is remarkable in that the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bryce, Thank you so very much for these...

Hi Bryce,
Thank you so very much for these excellent examples, photos and material. It seems there is ample evidence that these recurved quillon examples were indeed used by the15th LD, and we know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Jim McDougall
Welcome to the forum Marc, and its exciting to...

Welcome to the forum Marc, and its exciting to have another 'enthusiast' :) on North African swords here!!! I say that because we are together 'enthusiasts' studying and learning together. The term...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Jim McDougall
Pulka, I am not a gun collector, but find them...

Pulka, I am not a gun collector, but find them fascinating in their history. You are right, U.K. and U.S. weapons have a plethora of material, but European arms are more specialized and references...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jim McDougall
Udo, now thats what I call a beautiful 'floral'...

Udo, now thats what I call a beautiful 'floral' arrangement!
Stilettos are a fascinating dagger, and there are of course many ideas about how they were in use, and what period etc.
Most interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for coming in Bryce! and exactly, my...

Thanks for coming in Bryce! and exactly, my supposition would be that Jeffries' 'other' swords produced in 1759, aside from the 3500 basket hilts he made for the standard dragoon units, where these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,495
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for reviving this old thread of a...

Thank you for reviving this old thread of a decade ago, which gave us a moment to remember our late friend Vandoo, and the other guys who were most active writers in those days, but have long since...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just an update for those with interest in British...

Just an update for those with interest in British cavalry swords and who might be reading here.
Apparently the sword described as 1763 (presumably by comparison to artwork representing the 15th LD...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Looking further, in the remarkable work by...

Looking further, in the remarkable work by Richard Dellar, "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912"(2013), on pp.2-3 the 15th Light Dragoons swords are noted.
The illustration (1.2) is similar to my...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Will! That was the exact clue...

Thank you very much Will! That was the exact clue I needed!
In looking at this sword linked, it was such an odd pattern I had not seen such a hilt. I found an article, "An Unusual Sword in the Royal...
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