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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Jim McDougall
It is always exciting to see items with...

It is always exciting to see items with interesting provenance, and as this is indeed a European percussion pistol the fact that it ended up in China of course immediately sends thought to Boxer...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jim McDougall
Gav, This interesting basket hilt seems pretty...

Gav,
This interesting basket hilt seems pretty composite to me, and as you have well observed, there are indications of a previous langet presence as seen on khanda (firangi). This well worn old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th September 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is indeed an anomaly, and as been well...

This is indeed an anomaly, and as been well observed, the guard pattern of the hilt remarkably favors the British M1853 cavalry sabre. As noted, the scabbard seems entirely Saharan with the central...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting piece Teodor, though it is not...

Interesting piece Teodor, though it is not technically a spadroon, which is yet another of those contrived sword terms which have more to do with fashion than actual form.
The type of military...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim McDougall
Colin, I would like the thank you so much for the...

Colin, I would like the thank you so much for the very kind acknowledgement of my efforts on this axe You are a true gentleman, Sir.
I also appreciate the opportunity offered by your posting of your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Richard for adding this! I would not...

Thank you Richard for adding this!
I would not have thought of an axe like this as a utilitarian implement, but your entry certainly adds new dimension to this topic......not to mention returning to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,194
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think Alan has perfectly responded to this...

I think Alan has perfectly responded to this discourse, which has been really fascinating and informative despite the red herring route initially. This was due to the misleading moniker with which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim McDougall
I appreciate the response to at least this part...

I appreciate the response to at least this part of my post. As Andrew has noted, often attached images after time disappear from threads, and as I have indicated, the text included loses a great deal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting and most salient point, the use of...

Interesting and most salient point, the use of certain specific terms for various weapon forms is indeed a slippery slope in the study of ethnographic arms. Much of this is the result of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jim McDougall
This intriguing axe shown by Colin has had me...

This intriguing axe shown by Colin has had me struggling for days through notes etc. as this curious motif is so familiar, yet as I found, so elusive.
There are interesting clues however in the...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd August 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Jim McDougall
Brilliant Eljay!!!! You never lose your touch!!!!...

Brilliant Eljay!!!! You never lose your touch!!!! I forgot that reference altogether.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
I just posted new information on this thread on...

I just posted new information on this thread on the European forum.. please cross reference.

The information I added I believe adds compelling evidence this may indeed be a Solingen blade and...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have always said, the depth of text and...

I have always said, the depth of text and footnotes in everything written by Robert Elgood is a virtual arms and armour goldmine!

From his 1994, "Arms and Armour of Arabia":
p.25:
"...P.Knecht (of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Jim McDougall
OK you band of merry hysterical movie buffs!!!...

OK you band of merry hysterical movie buffs!!! Yes Oliver, it is all coming back to me!!! the sacred words....the shrubbery, and of course those trusty English steeds into battle!!!:)
These classics...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, to return to James' katar from the...

Again, to return to James' katar from the original post, it is an austere but extremely attractive example of what I would consider a Vijayanagara katar, as Robert Elgood shows on p.145 ("Hindu Arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
My comment pointing out a sabre from Zlatoust...

My comment pointing out a sabre from Zlatoust having a similar tipped and profiled blade which was ceremonial c.1821 was meant to note the presence of that feature there and at this time. I did not...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Nigel, While I was hoping more discussion...

Hi Nigel,
While I was hoping more discussion would ensue here, it seems that more detail to exceed your already superbly detailed research is unlikely. We have already established the cypher is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent to move this to European as there the...

Excellent to move this to European as there the readers familiar with French and Russian as well as Napoleonic swords will have exposure to this intriguing example.
While the idea of this being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
This extremely attractive sabre is truly an...

This extremely attractive sabre is truly an anomaly, mostly due to this blade which appears of laminated or Damascus steel, for me in my limited understanding of metallurgy, a most perplexing...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Jim McDougall
This extremely attractive sabre is truly an...

This extremely attractive sabre is truly an anomaly, mostly due to this blade which appears of laminated or Damascus steel, for me in my limited understanding of metallurgy, a most perplexing...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Jim McDougall
Who are this bunch of merry men?

Who are this bunch of merry men?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jim McDougall
Getting back to James' katar, I think the dealers...

Getting back to James' katar, I think the dealers assessment was pretty accurate, though as always further research will reveal more detailed answers. I think one of the key talking points, that of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Jim McDougall
Nigel, While I do not have anything to add at...

Nigel,
While I do not have anything to add at this point, I would thank to thank you and the others for the teamwork in getting these images posted.
Also, may I commend you on the research...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jim McDougall
OK estcrh, now you have had your say, and on one...

OK estcrh, now you have had your say, and on one thing you say I agree, we are all here to learn, together, and you note that you indeed have an interest in katars, or at least imply that you do. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very graciously put James, and as I noted in my...

Very graciously put James, and as I noted in my comments, your posts were well placed as were your responses, and the unfortunate turn in the meter of this thread had nothing to do with you, and...
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