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Forum: European Armoury Today, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Totally in accord with Bryce's assessment, the...

Totally in accord with Bryce's assessment, the guard has the character of the four slot guards of mid 18th through 1780s, as well as the tall pommel type. The brass and look of the guard with almost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:38 PM
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Views: 259
Posted By Jim McDougall
Kino thank you for sharing these wonderful images...

Kino thank you for sharing these wonderful images of this breathtaking exhibition of Rajput arms and armour.

For enthusiasts of Indian arms who would like to learn more on these exciting weapons and...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well handled Fernando. So is the item now open to...

Well handled Fernando. So is the item now open to discussion as no comments have been issued thus far, or does it remain restricted?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully written tribute Ariel, and well...

Beautifully written tribute Ariel, and well describes the profoundly important contributions this wonderful lady gave us over all these years, opening the doors to learning on the weaponry of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Belgian! :)

Thank you very much Belgian! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly!! Perfectly explained and 100% agree. The...

Exactly!! Perfectly explained and 100% agree. The skills of the Afghans in arms production is astonishing.........and as noted, many arms are well made copies but the markings often are readily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By Jim McDougall
BONK!!!! Teodor….brilliant!!!! How did we miss...

BONK!!!!
Teodor….brilliant!!!! How did we miss that ? :)

That is indeed the Afghan state crest , the Mosque at Mazir I Sharif!

Afghanistan it is.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By Jim McDougall
Now that I see the detail of the blade and hilt...

Now that I see the detail of the blade and hilt (beautifully photographed BTW!) I very much agree this is likely for a British officer of the Raj. Note the pavilion with flags and the cannon (I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is an interesting insight into Mughal order of...

It is an interesting insight into Mughal order of battle, but applicable more to students of military history and strategists, and would be great for war gamers etc. The information on arms is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th November 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 556
Posted By Jim McDougall
Nice sabre Belgian! After the Napoleonic...

Nice sabre Belgian!

After the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt, both French and British forces were enthralled with the curved sabres of the Mamluk warriors. The influence of exotica extended to both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,984
Posted By Jim McDougall
Despite probable modern mounting and assembly,...

Despite probable modern mounting and assembly, many composite swords offer great opportunities in evaluating the components used, often having their own genuine antiquity. The remounting of old and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th November 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ed, this is a fantastic insight! I had never...

Ed, this is a fantastic insight! I had never thought of the similarity of this Ottoman hilt crossguard in comparison to that of the kaskara. Clearly the proximity would offer such influence for the...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jim McDougall
Reventlov, .As I noted, I was very grateful for...

Reventlov,
.As I noted, I was very grateful for Lee sharing his sword here, and the analysis by Tomas was fascinating and thorough, however the points you made last year were extremely pertinent and...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is a fascinating analysis of this sword as...

This is a fascinating analysis of this sword as pointed out, and while I am totally a novice at this field of study in swords of this antiquity, my interest was piqued in some of the elements of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting rebuttal, so I think at this impasse...

Interesting rebuttal, so I think at this impasse the discussion has reached its level of useful exchange. I have very much enjoyed the information which has been exchanged since reopening this old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
To move beyond the developing nonsense of the...

To move beyond the developing nonsense of the last posts, I would like to join Ariel in sensibly evaluating the topic material.
In reference to stabbing potential of a weapon, in this case...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well! Alrighty then!!!! :)

Well! Alrighty then!!!! :)
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Jim McDougall
My pleasure Francantolin! Im glad I could add...

My pleasure Francantolin! Im glad I could add some helpful info, and thanks for sharing this sword here! :)
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne, brilliantly summarized notes on the Indian...

Wayne, brilliantly summarized notes on the Indian cavalry swords! a field of study which still often remains extremely arcane in the scope of military swords.
Which brings me to an even more arcane...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly, well noted Ariel, we have digressed from...

Exactly, well noted Ariel, we have digressed from that topic enough. Back to the dynamics of the katar in use for penetration.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is obviously a stirrup hilt of M1796 British...

This is obviously a stirrup hilt of M1796 British light cavalry form but the langets are compellingly similar to those on Indian tulwars (Indo-Persian form hilts) and may well have been for units of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent insight. Indeed I recall the word...

Excellent insight. Indeed I recall the word talwar is pretty much generally a term for sword not otherwise specified, but perhaps you can fill us in on the proper etymology use of the word. While the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
I guess I should have qualified I thought we were...

I guess I should have qualified I thought we were talking about the period which obviously applies to these two sabres and in context with the bolstered point on katars. The katar, while of yet to be...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually this style of engraved motif is a theme...

Actually this style of engraved motif is a theme termed 'Caissignard' and seems to have been prevalent in Nantes, France in the mid to latter 18th c. The 'Pandour' units of Austria were disbanded c....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,138
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is true, in true Indian combat techniques,...

That is true, in true Indian combat techniques, it was considered that the dhal shield was for the parry, and of course the sabre (tulwar) was used for cutting and slashing attack. However, the...
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