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Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Indeed I think you are right. These repeated...

Indeed I think you are right. These repeated 'letters' (usually X's) are intended as separators in a punctuated manner between these often complex acrostics.
The 'anchor' was used as a terminating...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By Jim McDougall
This has been a great insight into this pistol,...

This has been a great insight into this pistol, thank you guys for your patient explanations. I agree on the Liege notes, the ELG proof marks do not seem implemented on pre Napoleonic period weapons...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:03 PM
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Views: 20,413
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think it means that the posts of selected...

I think it means that the posts of selected people cannot be seen....but not sure how it works beyond that. I am sure the mods can explain better.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:34 AM
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Views: 320
Posted By Jim McDougall
While apparently the reference to Peter Dekker...

While apparently the reference to Peter Dekker was well placed and seems to have satisfied the OP, as the thread has stopped here, but I wanted to add some information for those readers who might...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By Jim McDougall
Totally agree Stu, this engraving really is...

Totally agree Stu, this engraving really is substandard for British work, and also agree that Liege work characteristically does carry proof marks. I am not sure how much this was enforced with Liege...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By Jim McDougall
While firearms are surely not my typical field of...

While firearms are surely not my typical field of study, and I do not at all discount the observations thus far, I am under the impression this very interesting pistol is a version of the 'late...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 92,283
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for adding more detail and...

Thank you for adding more detail and specifications on this phenomenal example! I cannot emphasize enough how important this find is, and I am so grateful that you have shared it here.
As Cathey has...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,502
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well it has indeed been a LOOOOONG intermission...

Well it has indeed been a LOOOOONG intermission :) but hope we can get back to this great discussion. What it great is that Keith, Ibrahiim and Mr, Madisson (I hope he comes back) are natives to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 92,482
Posted By Jim McDougall
Always good to look at the lighter side,...

Always good to look at the lighter side, sometimes I think we can get things out of perspective, but the important thing is this thread is a valuable resource on the khanjhar, especially those of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th January 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think you are close to the mark in the term...

I think you are close to the mark in the term 'scepter' in that these kinds of hafted weapons, while often included in the 'throwing knife' category, are characteristically used as bearing or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Craig, I am glad to see someone interested in...

Hi Craig,
I am glad to see someone interested in the markings found on these weapons, which is a topic so esoteric that it is seldom addressed in the literature, or here for that matter. Typically...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,984
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is a poignant remembrance of a dear friend,...

It is a poignant remembrance of a dear friend, and one of the most generous, kind arms enthusiasts I have ever known. Rest in peace my friend, you are always in our thoughts.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ole, I very much agree with Kai...……….Peter...

Ole, I very much agree with Kai...……….Peter Dekker would be a great source for information as the Qing dynasty is his forte'.
The picture you have is actually wonderfully telling, and a century is...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Jim McDougall
Iain, its one of those blade patterns that I just...

Iain, its one of those blade patterns that I just know Ive seen, but cannot place it. I know the motif is often seen on European blades of 17th-18th as I noted, but it seems mostly on sabres and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Mahratt……………it surely must be simple for...

Thanks Mahratt……………it surely must be simple for those living in Bukhara and environs...…..so apparently they are not termed shashkas there :) I am not aware of anything on Bukharen arms aside from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
In looking more at the example of the 15th c....

In looking more at the example of the 15th c. blade shown in this Russian reference compared to the sabre similar to that in the discussion, we can see the atavistic condition that I had mentioned...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
Alex, thank you for the supportive words in post...

Alex, thank you for the supportive words in post #197, re: the importance of focusing on the origin, history and development of sword forms. This is primarily my goal and has been in the many years I...
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Bryce! That insight explains a...

Thanks very much Bryce! That insight explains a lot, and I know you've done extensive research on this topic and with these swords so I will definitely amend my notes.
All the best
Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now this is an IMPRESSIVE blade!!!! It looks like...

Now this is an IMPRESSIVE blade!!!! It looks like the #6 blade shown on the Voos chart. Ron, thank you so much for sharing this information on Voos!
While I have always known of the Wilkinson charts...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bryce, Thank you for keeping us up to date on...

Hi Bryce,
Thank you for keeping us up to date on this topic! This is an interesting example of the M1796 officers sword, which I think was used for some time even beyond the 1822 patterns as it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Jim McDougall
Im very much in accord with Ariel regarding the...

Im very much in accord with Ariel regarding the 'needle' points on the flyssa, and while by free association I was always inclined to think of this feature having possible Tatar influence via...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mahratt is right on one point, this is a...

Mahratt is right on one point, this is a distinctly Bukharen form sabre particularly by the type of hilt. The reason I brought up the Uzbek (or Afghan) sword I had is because the hilt was remarkably...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Alex, and interesting notes on...

Thanks very much Alex, and interesting notes on the hiding away of many of these weapons in the later times as Soviet rule took over in these regions. This in my thinking, adds so much to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,932
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually the monograph on Bukharen weapons was by...

Actually the monograph on Bukharen weapons was by Torben Flindt and appeared in Robert Elgood's 1979 "Islamic Arms and Armour" compendium.
In discussions I recall from some years ago with Mr. Flindt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,377
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting minutiae!! The 'souvenir' phenomenon...

Interesting minutiae!!
The 'souvenir' phenomenon gained great popularity after the Omdurman battle and Sudanese campaigns, and there was huge demand for these items by occupying troops and later...
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