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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Oliver! I really appreciate...

Thank you so much Oliver! I really appreciate that, and means a lot to hear.
All the best,
Jim
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Jim McDougall
FOUND THEM!! These are terrible quality, and had...

FOUND THEM!!
These are terrible quality, and had to use phone but hopefully they are legible enough to illustrate.

The guard with open bars is a form from Mexico often termed the round tang style...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 169
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, Andrea Ferara produced thousands of blades...

Well, Andrea Ferara produced thousands of blades over at least two centuries!! :)
Naturally there seems a disparity in records, and there were a number of smiths in the Dinger family over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Iain, In checking through Briggs (1965, JAAS,...

Iain,
In checking through Briggs (1965, JAAS, Vol.V) I found this type hilt shown in his plate X(a). In the description of the sword there is virtually no note to this unusual style hilt with this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Jean Luc, Actually the reason Mark and were so...

Jean Luc,
Actually the reason Mark and were so quickly attuned to this hilt is because we both share a passion for Spanish Colonial items, and this is a great example. While you might be limited in...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Cathey, interesting references you note that you...

Cathey, interesting references you note that you obtained, can you suggest (via PM) where these might be obtained?

I am inclined to think, according to the referenced data I mentioned, that this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Jim McDougall
Cerjak, thank you so much for responding. I was...

Cerjak, thank you so much for responding. I was wondering if these comments were of interest to you, and was hoping you might add your own thoughts of what the hilt might be. Perhaps if you might add...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2015, 12:35 AM
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Views: 9,260
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, exactly what I was thinking of, the...

Jens, exactly what I was thinking of, the placement of these three dots at key spots on the blade, I think it was tulwars at the terminus of a fuller, also at key points on the blade (I always...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,260
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim thank you for posting these examples,...

Ibrahiim thank you for posting these examples, and it is good to see this thread again and recall the great traction here in discovering more on these swords, their origins, and perspectives on the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Mark!!! :) Yes those cutlasses...

Thank you so much Mark!!! :)
Yes those cutlasses were truly the link to the southern Americas version of the espada ancha, and were classic examples of the rural charm and design of these Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2015, 09:06 PM
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Views: 346
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent example Iain!!! and as always these...

Excellent example Iain!!! and as always these blades are a challenge.
I am inclined to support possible Indian attribution to this blade, mostly to the curious arrangement of markings. The...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Jim McDougall
Those were just my comments as per your request,...

Those were just my comments as per your request, not satisfactory?
I'd be interested in your opinion on the hilt, or anybody out there. It is an interesting example and I think worth at least some...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,981
Posted By Jim McDougall
Definitely a very nice blade! Apparently Clemens...

Definitely a very nice blade! Apparently Clemens Dinger (the elder) worked in Solingen 1590-1620 and then listed (according to Bezdek p134) in Toledo from 1620-1677. There is another listed among the...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By Jim McDougall
As always Jasper, your input here is outstanding...

As always Jasper, your input here is outstanding and your experience with these weapons truly helps in better evaluating them and understanding key details. I very much appreciate your posting the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so very much Jens for the kind words....

Thank you so very much Jens for the kind words. It does seem (as once again, I have learned), there are certainly differences in the goals of individuals as we collect and often study these arms....
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
You're very welcome Dana! Indeed, study never...

You're very welcome Dana!
Indeed, study never stops, and I have always perceived these pages as my curriculum in a 'university' of the study of arms (hoplology...but never cared much for the term:)...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Jim McDougall
I would suggest this hilt is most likely a...

I would suggest this hilt is most likely a Spanish Colonial contrivance, and seems to correspond in degree to the shellguard espada we eventually attributed to Brazil and South American provenance....
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is stamped and seems in accord with Solingen...

It is stamped and seems in accord with Solingen work, the date range seems reliable as Boccia & Coelho seems to be such a work . The attribution of the smallsword in to Florence, but it is more a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, well said, and indeed the immortal cliché'...

Again, well said, and indeed the immortal cliché' "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" certainly applies. To many the simple beauty of a well crafted and beautifully decorated weapon needs little...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Teodor, but I do not mean to imply my...

Thank you Teodor, but I do not mean to imply my standards should be followed by everyone. Though I admit to being a very serious student of arms, for me it is about learning, and the text I write is...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
You bet Dana! Just plowed through Boccia and...

You bet Dana!
Just plowed through Boccia and Wallace, and it seems though no exact match, the triplicate nature of this grouping using 'twigs' flanking a central device was typical in many North...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just found it I think Norman, In Boccia &...

Just found it I think Norman,
In Boccia & Coelho (#726) there is an Italian smallsword (c 1680-90) with virtually this exact type blade, and the quad dots next to the 'eye' with dot, fuller etc.
In...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Dana, When it comes to the 'name game' all...

Hi Dana,
When it comes to the 'name game' all kinds of twists and turns come up. One might think 'cutlass' pertains only to maritime swords, while ashore they are 'hangers'....like a map is on terra...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Jim McDougall
Probably so, but who knows what the hilt was...

Probably so, but who knows what the hilt was like. Sounded logical but then maybe it is just for hanging it on a wall, like the ruler there:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Jim McDougall
Teodor, you know that isn't the case, but even a...

Teodor, you know that isn't the case, but even a few descriptive words with a picture seems reasonable . I know that there are lots of collectors who have no interest in study of these arms, but even...
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