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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
These marks were used by the regime, and...

These marks were used by the regime, and primarily applied at the Mashin Khana, as described in the article on this establishment in Man at Arms (2009). This factory was in operation producing many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:27 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, thank you very, very much!!!!

Jens, thank you very, very much!!!!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a most interesting example of variations...

This is a most interesting example of variations of 'Anglo-Afghan' type arms which evolved in Afghan armies after the 2nd Anglo-Afghan war (Treaty of Gandamak, 30 May, 1879). While the Afghans had...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,164
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent posts Ibrahiim, and thank you for the...

Excellent posts Ibrahiim, and thank you for the great illustrations on some of the circumstances which were likely the source for the development of the basket hilt sword in Scotland. Indeed these...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually the point has not been to draw any...

Actually the point has not been to draw any connection in particular to African kaskaras, but more to determine the presence of paired crescent moons with faces in European context. It seems fairly...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks so much Ibrahiim, and I was going through...

Thanks so much Ibrahiim, and I was going through old notes last night and found some discussions in which Eljay was indeed included and my notes from 2008. Apparantly there were notable variations in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I wanted to note that the excellent example of...

I wanted to note that the excellent example of court sword posted by Norman in #14 on its blade has the blade motif, using these kinds of magic/occult motif in what is often termed the 'Caissignard'...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ulfberth, thank you so much for your ongoing...

Ulfberth, thank you so much for your ongoing support in this discussion and for adding such valuable examples. These are excellent in our look into the similarities/differences in the use of crescent...
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,164
Posted By Jim McDougall
The whole idea here is to learn from these...

The whole idea here is to learn from these weapons, which we are all doing together, so no such thing as an amateur....especially when one has the courage to step forward and make an entry regardless...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Cathey, Let me clarify what I was trying to...

Hi Cathey,
Let me clarify what I was trying to say here. I do understand the 'debate' on African swords was becoming somewhat distracting as obviously an African made blade has nothing to do with...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I would like to thank you guys for the input, and...

I would like to thank you guys for the input, and would add here that I am fully in accord with your views......here each weapon should be observed and discussed openly and with unrestricted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Perfectly deduced guys!!! In reading this it is...

Perfectly deduced guys!!! In reading this it is truly a pleasure to see this kind of analysis and discussion!!! Excellent points on Manton etc.
True forensics, thanks so much.
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an outstanding example, and Cathey I...

This is an outstanding example, and Cathey I would like to say again how grateful I am that you are posting such magnificent examples of these basket hilts here!! Since these have been a true passion...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2015, 07:48 PM
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Views: 9,164
Posted By Jim McDougall
Blades Found in Scottish Basket Hilts

In this particular example, the hilt is in my opinion of the time period estimated 1690-1710, and a magnificent Stirling example. The blade is also of course of German manufacture, and probably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As always, outstanding example Iain!! Would you...

As always, outstanding example Iain!!
Would you mind saying again the significance of wider blades in tribal protocol?
It seems some of these had ridiculously wide blades.

Tim, what is meant by...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim thank you for the input here, and the...

Ibrahiim thank you for the input here, and the interesting notes on the explanations regarding the Irish/Scottish misnomer, which indeed often became somewhat misleading. Interestingly the events you...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Great Eljay!! Here I thought I had this all...

Great Eljay!! Here I thought I had this all figured out!!!:)
I would have to dig a bit to find those words cited, but after your beautifully supported rebuttal, I would hate to tarnish whoever it was...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 546
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said! and indeed Norman this significant...

Well said! and indeed Norman this significant motif is of course pertinent as while of course later period, it recognizes the use of paired moons in earlier times as they became associated with...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually while these are termed 'peasant' knives,...

Actually while these are termed 'peasant' knives, they are by no means the work of rural blacksmiths. The term is simply romantically applied as these were equally carried by persons of standing and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,164
Posted By Jim McDougall
I personally echo Eljay's comments, this type of...

I personally echo Eljay's comments, this type of blade is indeed of 18th century English dragoon style, and of course Cathey's observations on the hilt as English and period are spot on.

There is...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ulfberth thank you so much for posting these...

Ulfberth thank you so much for posting these amazing works by Petard!!!
This resource by Aries is hard to acquire, cost alone and not sure how many volumes in total, so very grateful for you sharing...
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Jim McDougall
Outstanding example of these sturdy Spanish...

Outstanding example of these sturdy Spanish colonial items. These utility knives, like most such items on the frontiers of New Spain, served as utility implements or as weapons as needed.
According...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Jim McDougall
The schiavona is a fascinating sword and this...

The schiavona is a fascinating sword and this example seems, as Ulfberth notes, quite well described by the auction folks.
It does seem that this simpler guard pattern is 17th century as later the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 546
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Norman and Ulfberth for these...

Thank you so much Norman and Ulfberth for these great examples! as well as the well placed observations.
As noted in the title of this thread, this query is prompted by questions pertaining to the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Jim McDougall
Nicely done Sancar!!! The well known 'Blucher...

Nicely done Sancar!!! The well known 'Blucher sabel' is the other option I overlooked, and does make even better sense. Very interesting context here, and well deduced. Thank you for sharing this...
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