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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well said Jens, and through the years we...

Very well said Jens, and through the years we have often tried to move forward with observing and trying to classify such things with Indian arms. At best, the arms themselves are often enigmatic let...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Quid pro quo Jens, for the many years of sharing...

Quid pro quo Jens, for the many years of sharing key data, examples, ideas and helping me learn on Indian arms.
Norman, pretty exciting find buried in your trove there!!! What else you got stashed...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:45 PM
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Views: 579
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Glen, as I indicated, I did not suspect...

Thanks Glen, as I indicated, I did not suspect this was a decorator, or at least in later consideration. Photos are always difficult.
The dramatic point is unusual, but would be understandable if...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I recall our discussions and observations on this...

I recall our discussions and observations on this Jens and it was years ago!
Egerton, (1880, p.137):
Notes that before 1835 no deed or agreement was binding unless guaranteed by the mark of the...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 579
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for the notes Ibrahiim, , and the...

Thank you for the notes Ibrahiim, , and the majuscule A is primarily a point of reference for what this curiously applied marking is TAKEN from. This sword appears to be a soundly intended sword, but...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 579
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have no idea what this means, but to get to the...

I have no idea what this means, but to get to the point I was making, which was that Udo drew a relatively free association comparison of some of the Toledo makers marks ( in Palomares) with the...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 579
Posted By Jim McDougall
It seems well known that alphabetic characters...

It seems well known that alphabetic characters are in themselves symbols, and it is often known that they are so well recognized that it is easily presumed that a symbol represents a given 'letter'....
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2019, 06:26 PM
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Views: 579
Posted By Jim McDougall
Some great observations here, and great catch by...

Some great observations here, and great catch by Udo on that majuscule A, as seen in the early Toledo markings. That marking on this sword of the OP looked almost like an oriental chop to me, and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Jim McDougall
Teodor, that would make sense, that in the scope...

Teodor, that would make sense, that in the scope of the 'flyssa' as a type, there would be a degree of the weapon intended to have certain combat capability.
The examples which became a kind of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jim McDougall
Indeed it would be great to reach someone in that...

Indeed it would be great to reach someone in that particular Risorgimento period section regarding weapons markings, however I have never been successful in communication with Italian arms or museum...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix thank you so much for reviving this...

Victrix thank you so much for reviving this thread from 2010 on the armories of the Castel sant Angelo, and for sharing these amazing photos. It must have been an amazing experience!
Fernando, thank...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th October 2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an exquisitely succinct assessment of the...

This is an exquisitely succinct assessment of the yataghan in Ottoman North Africa, and its Kabyle counterpart Teodor, and brings back memories of all the research and discussions here some years...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
I'm with you Kubur, I have seen these kinds of...

I'm with you Kubur, I have seen these kinds of groupings (the stars in V configuration and usually a 'comet' or moon as seen here, on blades in Arab context, often the 'Zanzibar' type...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Jim McDougall
Attached one page from Boccia & Coelho (1975)...

Attached one page from Boccia & Coelho (1975) with groupings of these 'cogwheel' marks and some of the dentated devices (as with sickle marks) often accompanying them. These seem to be early 17th c....
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 450
Posted By Jim McDougall
Udo, I wanted to join in thanking you so much for...

Udo, I wanted to join in thanking you so much for taking the time and effort to add this most valuable resource here. As someone obsessed with blade markings for more years than I can accurately say,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By Jim McDougall
Marius, very nicely explained, and please accept...

Marius, very nicely explained, and please accept my apology for my remarks. I did try to note that you 'probably' had not meant the comment as I perceived it but I unfortunately used it at your...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahiim we crossed posts, and thank you so much...

Ibrahiim we crossed posts, and thank you so much for the interesting detail and insights into these 'stars' etc.
The point I have been making is that these 'cogwheels' (aka mullets) seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Who is this guy called McDougall!!???? :) Kubur,...

Who is this guy called McDougall!!???? :)
Kubur, seriously, thank you for linking that most interesting discussion, which really did cover a lot on the wide diffusion and copying of the crescent 'man...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for moving the pics of this marking...

Thank you for moving the pics of this marking group here Stu. In the discussion on ethnographic, we are trying to determine whether this blade is European, or if an Indian made blade with copied...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th October 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ok, looked into Boccia & Coelho again...

Ok, looked into Boccia & Coelho again ("Armi Bianchi Italiene"", 1975) which is of course on Italian edged weapons. These images are of short sabres known as storta, which are from early 17th c....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Kubur! You ARE good!!!! Well done on showing this...

Kubur! You ARE good!!!!
Well done on showing this blade with 'Indian stars' (aka European cogwheels).

This blade has the distinct 'Indian ricasso', and as you point out these cogwheel marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Stu, there's the rub! Markings are a pretty...

Stu, there's the rub!
Markings are a pretty sticky wicket most of the time, especially these kinds of variant groupings which seem to have been used collectively on blades in certain sectors of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well there you have it!!! Thank you Jens, could...

Well there you have it!!! Thank you Jens, could not see that in original images.
This IS a European blade, not only were these type markings not copied (as far as I recall) by Indian armourers, I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By Jim McDougall
The seven star assemblage resembles the usually 6...

The seven star assemblage resembles the usually 6 star with comet type markings used by the Schimmelbusch makers in Solingen mid to latter 19th c. This configuration is slightly different than the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Jim McDougall
What Jose has astutely noted, the anomaly in the...

What Jose has astutely noted, the anomaly in the curvature of the blade on the example #3 is most interesting, and I had not noticed it. It does seem to have the appearance of a scarf weld. I have...
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