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Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2020, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York...

Thanks Bryce, apparently James Potter of New York City was a loyalist and making these swords for the British cavalry assigned in America. The swords were extremely favored and acquired by a number...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is of course the British colonial sword...

This is of course the British colonial sword known as the "Paget Pattern' and these were supplied to the British Raj from about 1880s into 1900s.
The ISD represents India Stores Dept. .

These were...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:58 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
This looks almost identical! Is it identified?

This looks almost identical! Is it identified?
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 06:40 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but...

Bryce thank you!!! I had heard of Potters's but had no idea. I think I have been obsessed with the clipped point.
In this incredible article (again I cannot thank you enough), it is noted that the...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow! good catch! thats a lot older than I...

Wow! good catch! thats a lot older than I thought, and had not seen these early foils.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow Bryce, I had not noticed this..........mine...

Wow Bryce, I had not noticed this..........mine has the ring around base of pommel......kinda looks Scottish? Is that not like placed on basket hilts?
The others all seem to go into aperture in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dukari moon marks on North African blades

I recently came across this illustration which is of course a Scottish basket hilt in what is regarded as a 'ribbon hilt' (or beak nose) and dates into late 17th c.
What is remarkable in that the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bryce, Thank you so very much for these...

Hi Bryce,
Thank you so very much for these excellent examples, photos and material. It seems there is ample evidence that these recurved quillon examples were indeed used by the15th LD, and we know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Jim McDougall
Welcome to the forum Marc, and its exciting to...

Welcome to the forum Marc, and its exciting to have another 'enthusiast' :) on North African swords here!!! I say that because we are together 'enthusiasts' studying and learning together. The term...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Jim McDougall
Pulka, I am not a gun collector, but find them...

Pulka, I am not a gun collector, but find them fascinating in their history. You are right, U.K. and U.S. weapons have a plethora of material, but European arms are more specialized and references...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Jim McDougall
Udo, now thats what I call a beautiful 'floral'...

Udo, now thats what I call a beautiful 'floral' arrangement!
Stilettos are a fascinating dagger, and there are of course many ideas about how they were in use, and what period etc.
Most interesting...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for coming in Bryce! and exactly, my...

Thanks for coming in Bryce! and exactly, my supposition would be that Jeffries' 'other' swords produced in 1759, aside from the 3500 basket hilts he made for the standard dragoon units, where these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,434
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for reviving this old thread of a...

Thank you for reviving this old thread of a decade ago, which gave us a moment to remember our late friend Vandoo, and the other guys who were most active writers in those days, but have long since...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just an update for those with interest in British...

Just an update for those with interest in British cavalry swords and who might be reading here.
Apparently the sword described as 1763 (presumably by comparison to artwork representing the 15th LD...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Looking further, in the remarkable work by...

Looking further, in the remarkable work by Richard Dellar, "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912"(2013), on pp.2-3 the 15th Light Dragoons swords are noted.
The illustration (1.2) is similar to my...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Will! That was the exact clue...

Thank you very much Will! That was the exact clue I needed!
In looking at this sword linked, it was such an odd pattern I had not seen such a hilt. I found an article, "An Unusual Sword in the Royal...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne, thank you so much for responding! I can...

Wayne, thank you so much for responding! I can always count on you, and thank you for linking that apparently French slotted guard brass hilt of Revolutionary War period. Naturally the French were...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
British dragoon sword

This sword is a 'dragoon' sword of mid 18th century in intact but heavily pitted and patinated condition. It is unusual to see leather grip wrap still intact but then it has been static since 1970s...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think it might be an 18th c. foil .

I think it might be an 18th c. foil .
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is truly a stretch to try to make out much on...

It is truly a stretch to try to make out much on this sword from these photos, as noted and agreed. However what I might suggest is perhaps some sort of training or fencing epee. The tall olive type...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th September 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Jim McDougall
While this topic is admittedly outside my fields...

While this topic is admittedly outside my fields of study, it is fascinating and I did at one time enter into some research. With familiarity with the Viet Nam war in recollections of that time in...
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Philip! I had not thought of...

Thanks very much Philip!
I had not thought of that, artists palettes' pigments used various minerals for colors, with various binders such as gum arabic, and egg based tempera etc.
It would seem that...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim McDougall
"...discovery consists of seeing what...

"...discovery consists of seeing what everybody
has seen;
and thinking what nobody else has thought"
...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,306
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am also anxious to see the second volume...

I am also anxious to see the second volume published, but I have not heard anything more either. I have Volume I which is of course instrumental in understanding early development of these swords,...
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Philip, great explanation and that...

Thank you Philip, great explanation and that makes perfect sense. We are all familiar with the name game with different terms used for the same type weapon, but typically think of it more commonly...
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