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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very true Rick, If you have followed the...

Very true Rick,
If you have followed the unbelievable 'Oak Island' uh, mysteries (?) this is a prime example of how far back these kinds of schemes go. Much of the now antiquated structuring and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent observation Sancar! Actually that is...

Excellent observation Sancar!
Actually that is indeed an Ethiopian shotel with the European type blade, if I am correct on terminology. I have understood the 'gurade' as typically the stirrup hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Simon, I thought the name was familiar...

Thanks Simon, I thought the name was familiar from some of the info John Powell used to share, seems like eons ago.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,313
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yup! Kinda my way of thinking.

Yup! Kinda my way of thinking.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:55 PM
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Views: 262
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Miguel, Thank you for the kind response, and...

Hi Miguel,
Thank you for the kind response, and I would note that most of us indeed find the complexities of the Sudan, North Africa, and the tribal and colonial aspects very very confusing. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
The word 'tegha' seems to be another of the...

The word 'tegha' seems to be another of the dialectic Indian terms used for a sword type, in this case, I believe (by recollection) to refer to a very heavy blade and slightly curved sword. I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,313
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Mark!! and again well said on...

Thank you very much Mark!! and again well said on the notes on the integrity of Mr. Clifford's achievements and work.
Someone of his stature and reputation is always going to face controversy, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Jim McDougall
I am with the others in considering possible...

I am with the others in considering possible Philippine origin for this item.
For me the knuckleguard with strap over pommel corresponds to many of the Spanish colonial forms deriving from espada...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, you have undertaken a daunting task in...

Ibrahiim, you have undertaken a daunting task in trying to decipher this inscription on what appears to be a genuine early European blade, and probably of any one of the nationalities you note. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Chris, My note of that blade being Solingen...

Hi Chris,
My note of that blade being Solingen was very much 'off the cuff' as these triple fuller type types are characteristic of the 'trade' blades that were produced there from 18th century and...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Jim McDougall
Miguel, Thank you so much for the kind words, I...

Miguel,
Thank you so much for the kind words, I am indeed proud to be included among the rich knowledge of many members here. I learn a lot mostly from the experience and examples shared here, and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
Chris, this is a beautiful sword, and what...

Chris, this is a beautiful sword, and what appears to be a Solingen blade, probably end of 18th to c. 1815. The M1796 light cavalry stirrup hilts were among the most widely varied of the British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,313
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said Mark! What is incredible is that these...

Well said Mark!
What is incredible is that these 'press releases' from these large organizations are deliberately using these vague claims against his work in what appears to be certain disharmony...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Miguel, A most interesting Nilotic sword, and...

Hi Miguel,
A most interesting Nilotic sword, and as you note, these are typically regarded as from Dongola, actually on the Nile. This form is regarded as associated with this region in Egerton, as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just to note, this is posted on the European...

Just to note, this is posted on the European Armoury as well, where Ken Maddox suggested these markings were in fact German regimental marks. This indeed appears to be the case, as noted on that...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good call Ken! Apparantly French briquettes did...

Good call Ken!
Apparantly French briquettes did not typically have regimental stamps, only rack numbers at least noted for Napoleonic period. Not sure about later, but then these weren't really in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
I spent some time with a few more references....

I spent some time with a few more references.
Staying with the pistol you originally posted on the 'Afghan pistol' thread, the example you have with the lionhead butt cap has an example illustrated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, thank you so much for your tenacity in...

Ibrahiim, thank you so much for your tenacity in pursuing this curious inscription further!
While all of this is indeed complex, and very much could be red herring matter, it is fascinating to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim, thank you so much for your tenacity in...

Ibrahiim, thank you so much for your tenacity in pursuing this curious inscription further!
While all of this is indeed complex, and very much could be red herring matter, it is fascinating to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
OMG!!! THIS THREAD IS PHENOMENAL!!! Thank you so...

OMG!!! THIS THREAD IS PHENOMENAL!!!
Thank you so much everybody for these amazing entries, and now that I catch my breath, Charles, that is the most amazing example of these British Raj hybrids I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,313
Posted By Jim McDougall
WOW!! Ulfberth, thank you!!! What incredible...

WOW!!
Ulfberth, thank you!!!
What incredible grouping, and brings to mind the probably unimaginable spectrum of arms and armour which might have been present on these pirate ships. Clearly such...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,313
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly Rick! Actually it is well known that Kidd...

Exactly Rick!
Actually it is well known that Kidd did bury 'some' amount of loot, I believe coinage, at a location on Gardiners Island, and that was I believe recovered soon after he was arrested....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 848
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Jens! I am looking forward to...

Thank you so much Jens!
I am looking forward to what we can develop on this thread which will attend to these interesting regimental and hybrid forms, which of course were concurrent to the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Ulfberth, this does seem to be one...

I agree with Ulfberth, this does seem to be one of the French M1767.
While the cast ribbed hilt does bring to mind the typical and classic other ranks briquette, the vestigial upward langet...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Jim McDougall
So beautifully worded Ulfberth! and indeed, it is...

So beautifully worded Ulfberth! and indeed, it is the sum of his work that will stand as his hallmark, here and in the world of arms and armour.

When we began this forum, it was his entry which...
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