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Forum: European Armoury Today, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Ulfberth is of course spot on with the...

Ulfberth is of course spot on with the identification on this most well known French cavalry sabre form, and the later adoption by the Russians.
It is indeed most curious to see a French influence...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent call Dave!!! The 'Pandours' were...

Excellent call Dave!!!
The 'Pandours' were auxiliary units for the Austrians mid 18th c. and comprised on primarily Hungarian and Croatian troops . While in their 'irregular' capacity with various...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Jim McDougall
That was an interesting a well placed suggestion...

That was an interesting a well placed suggestion Dave. Those are all quite plausible explanations for a shorter than usual blade. The use of dual swords in combat was an occasional instance, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
Indeed it is great to see this discourse return...

Indeed it is great to see this discourse return to the now apparent diversion to this fascinating study of Bukharen and Afghan swords, which in itself is probably one of the most esoteric areas of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,718
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely excellent Ibrahiim!!! Thank you so...

Absolutely excellent Ibrahiim!!! Thank you so much for that entry.
That is perfectly substantiated support for the volumes of arms with these expatriated Jacobites in France. I'm always amazed at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Jeff!!! Man it HAS been a long time!!!:) Hope...

Hey Jeff!!!
Man it HAS been a long time!!!:)
Hope all is well up there!!
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Fernando, Indeed the Peterson book brought up...

Hi Fernando,
Indeed the Peterson book brought up the kings head marks and basket hilts in America, as was of course well established in his book on arms in Colonial America. That reference along with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Kubur, I didn't realize you were making...

Thank you Kubur, I didn't realize you were making a point, and certainly you can be the judge of your own competence, not mine, so I would suggest you revise that comment. Actually many of your posts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent review and comments on the MET book...

Excellent review and comments on the MET book Ariel!! and especially well noted comments concerning Oliver Pinchot and again , his unsurpassed knowledge, and Jens thank you for your kind note.

It is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is exciting to see this new book by the MET,...

It is exciting to see this new book by the MET, and of course I will be ordering it as well!
It is always interesting to see opinions, observations and critique evolve as these publications filter...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Fernando, I think we are on the same...

Thanks Fernando, I think we are on the same course here, and I do recall the Peterson entries, which always seemed an unusual place to find data on Scottish swords as for me he was always about...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Its always good to see we are in complete accord...

Its always good to see we are in complete accord Fernando, as what I was saying is that 'news reporters' did not exactly describe things in terms which us 'hard core' connoisseurs could relate to. I...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually no, but here is another good lesson in...

Actually no, but here is another good lesson in accepting data from a 'news item' verbatim as accurate. In the reference you posted from 1969, the text reads the blade is marked with " THE eight...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
Right, thanks for the reminder Ariel, the Afghan...

Right, thanks for the reminder Ariel, the Afghan 'pseudo shashka' (as Iaroslav terms them) are indeed in a scabbard, I did entirely miss that.
Interesting note on the Bukharen sabres, I have been...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bon appe'tit Fernando! I am with Ulfberth ,...

Bon appe'tit Fernando!

I am with Ulfberth , speechless on this tidbit on this sword.
Wow, '69, the summer of love ,man!

So we have EIGHT kingsheads, along with Andrea Ferara. Maybe these became a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mahratt offers one of the most reasonable...

Mahratt offers one of the most reasonable comments noting that writers or persons nitpicking in observations on art present great debate. It offers opportunity for those participating to either...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 967
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ariel, thank you for the well explained detail on...

Ariel, thank you for the well explained detail on this conundrum. I remain bewildered by how in the world such forging techniques could be lost, and in such a relatively short time. It does seem like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th February 2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ariel, Extremely well thought out and presented...

Ariel,
Extremely well thought out and presented response to Davids comments!
I must admit that as a somewhat (perhaps a lot) romantic historian, I am inclined to overlook a lot of probably otherwise...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 967
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree Mahratt, what Kronckew is expressing is...

I agree Mahratt, what Kronckew is expressing is exactly right, and I recognize much of the factual data (even though I don't fully understand it :)). I also understand that you are seeking cited...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely amazing art!! and beautiful pieces,...

Absolutely amazing art!! and beautiful pieces, especially that Bukharen sabre (always recognized by the 5 rivet pattern in the grip among other features).
Thank you again for sharing all of these...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mea culpa Nando, what I 'should' have said is...

Mea culpa Nando, what I 'should' have said is that the grouping was unusual to me, as clearly you found another example quite readily. I suppose I am simply more accustomed to seeing the kings head...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 967
Posted By Jim McDougall
Kronckew and Estcrh , you guys are spot on in...

Kronckew and Estcrh , you guys are spot on in your assessments and views on the situation, which is essentially what I was finding but honestly could not put into proper words. Metallurgy and these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 967
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting topic Mahratt!! As far as I have...

Interesting topic Mahratt!!
As far as I have understood, the British banned production of wootz around the 1860s blaming the effects of deforestation but I have yet to find a citable source for this...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 654
Posted By Jim McDougall
Mark, you know you and I are inherently somewhat...

Mark, you know you and I are inherently somewhat whimsical characters!!:)
but that's what makes all this the adventure that it is!!
Sometimes the reality of the provenance of many of the weapons we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th February 2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Estcrh! and of course this detail is...

You bet Estcrh! and of course this detail is quite familiar. After viewing and consulting on the cuera in Arizona I travelled to Santa Fe where I viewed these fantastic paintings. I was with one of...
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