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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:59 PM
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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 Yesterday, 10:01 PM
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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 Yesterday, 09:44 PM
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Views: 357
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 Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
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 Yesterday, 04:12 AM
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Views: 357
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 Yesterday, 03:36 AM
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Views: 716
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
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Views: 357
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Iain! :)

Thanks very much Iain! :)
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
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
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Views: 357
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: 10
Views: 350
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: 10
Views: 350
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: 357
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: 31
Views: 716
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: 10
Views: 350
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: 1,765
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Jim McDougall
Notes on queries

One of the key elements of these forums is not only the open discussion of various arms forms and examples, but the reliance on examples which are posted for identification, input and review. For...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for coming in on this Ariel, as I know...

Thank you for coming in on this Ariel, as I know you know the topic of wootz etc. especially in Russia well. I am unclear on the 'bulat' that I mentioned, which as I understand is a form of pattern...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip we crossed posts! As always, perfect...

Philip we crossed posts! As always, perfect description and insight on these stortas, and well noted on the case for anomalies in them which better describes the reasons for the many variations...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ray for sharing this amazing storta...

Thank you Ray for sharing this amazing storta (well called Fernando!).
The interesting raised rib in the grip reminds me of zweihander swords of the period, and it is tempting to wonder if this may...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jim McDougall
That's a good observation, and myself very much a...

That's a good observation, and myself very much a layman at the metallurgic properties of blades, I thought I cold see some kind of pattern in this blade as well. While Ariel would offer better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jim McDougall
This discussion has been a most interesting...

This discussion has been a most interesting editorialized perspective on the conundrums of collectible weapons, 'fake' or reproduction vs. traditionally made modern example etc. Such terms are often...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for the Boccia & Coelho pages...

Thanks for the Boccia & Coelho pages Fernando. I agree in most cases it is beneficial to have images of the whole sword, but for me I am OK with this image for now. I guess the reason is that this...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Udo for furnishing these entries from...

Thank you Udo for furnishing these entries from the most referenced compendiums of these many markings found on blades. It is really helpful to have these to view for readers who may not have these...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys thank you so much for these great insights...

Guys thank you so much for these great insights into my question on the miguelet lock on guns! and Stu, especially for that comprehensive entry from a fantastic resource.
It will take me a bit to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,121
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate...

Thank you very much Norman! I really appreciate this information and always enjoy the opportunity to learn more on the esoterica of Freemasonry, especially the Scottish rites. I think that in the...
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