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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Agreed, in many things published there are items...

Agreed, in many things published there are items and comments that prove to be pretty funny. I can recall many years ago certain mail order catalogs had descriptions and text with items which many of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,212
Posted By Jim McDougall
Oops!!! Well, that's what Im talking about...

Oops!!!
Well, that's what Im talking about though. While the Kenyan seme' is a properly identified item , the first item, which is clearly a sabre from Mali but referred to as a Hausa 'takouba'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Jim McDougall
The triple fuller trade blades are well known...

The triple fuller trade blades are well known from Solingen end of 18th c. and these were well known in India, especially in Deccani areas as these states often used German mercenary forces and arms....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,212
Posted By Jim McDougall
Regarding the lead tag with crown, this may not...

Regarding the lead tag with crown, this may not be technically Queen Victoria's 'mark' ,but it is the crown used during her reign from until her death in 1901. It seems the crown used by Edward VII...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Jim McDougall
Migueleter, I would like to thank you for opening...

Migueleter, I would like to thank you for opening this thread! While I know little on these guns, I find it fascinating to see these art works analyzed in their content, especially the weaponry. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Jim McDougall
The 'name game' often becomes a slippery slope as...

The 'name game' often becomes a slippery slope as these classifications seem often debated and conflicting in various sources.
This (very nice example BTW) sword of course has the very familiar hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st July 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is really a pretty intriguing sword, and at...

This is really a pretty intriguing sword, and at this point I am inclined to agree with the South India suggestion. I have not looked into any references yet but I think in "Hindu Arms & Ritual"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Jim McDougall
I'm curious what Philip said on this, he knows...

I'm curious what Philip said on this, he knows these weapons backward and forward :)
Whatever the case, its fascinating to see these hudeidao filtered into other cultures as a number of amazing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Jim McDougall
You are most welcome Kubur! and again, thank you...

You are most welcome Kubur! and again, thank you for these great postings. Also nicely done on the pages on the Persian connection.
The Tirri book is a great collectors handbook, nicely illustrated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much guys for the updates and...

Thank you so much guys for the updates and helpful information regarding Robert Elgood's new books!!!!
They have been long awaited, and as most of us here know, his references have become a mainstay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Kubur for your response and for the...

Thank you Kubur for your response and for the most interesting explanation regarding the French possibilities. Very well explained, and while I am familiar with the Napoleonic expeditions I had known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th June 2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for clarification Lofty. I guess I...

Thanks for clarification Lofty. I guess I misinterpreted what you meant by these were not made FOR gifting......but it was OK to gift them. That makes sense that they were for actual use as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Jim McDougall
To me the hollow ground sabre blade in this...

To me the hollow ground sabre blade in this example (which looks very much like the examples seen in Elgood's 'Arabian Arms & Armour) seems very 'Solingen'. It does seem like an early 19th century...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jim McDougall
Magnificent rapier Ufberth!!!! and in that...

Magnificent rapier Ufberth!!!! and in that setting superb!!!
I had not even known on this movie, "Alatriste" but now that I do I must have it:)
It doesn't matter that the suspension device is not...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Cathey, Sure am glad to see you back! as I...

Hi Cathey,
Sure am glad to see you back! as I would like to see this thread continue. These amazing swords are wonderful to see here as they offer so much opportunity to learn more on them.
This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is indeed a very attractive example of the...

This is indeed a very attractive example of the commercial products of the Khyber regions, and the MOP inlay is much like what is applied to the 'camel guns' (jezails) .
This, like most of the other...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, thank you so much for this exacting...

Fernando, thank you so much for this exacting detail on the character of these weapons as well as the texture of their making and the atmosphere of the time. It is as always, colorfully described as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
Timo, we cross posted and I just saw your...

Timo, we cross posted and I just saw your outstanding links and superb assessment, which describe what I was trying to say perfectly! Thank you!
The term 'scimitar' is a classic example of this kind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think most of the confusion with classifying...

I think most of the confusion with classifying terms applied to the various forms of ethnographic weapons derives from the 'western' need to have things neatly categorized. This in turn may be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is amazing Charles! Remember how many years...

That is amazing Charles! Remember how many years it took to find the origin of 'kaskara' , a word nobody in the Sudan ever heard of.......the janbiyya/ katar thing......the term shotel in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Ibrahiim for the quick...

Thank you very much Ibrahiim for the quick response! :)
It is interesting what you note on the fact that most people in specific countries typically are not familiar with names and terminology of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Ian! My idea was that perhaps some of the...

Thanks Ian!
My idea was that perhaps some of the auxiliaries or tribal groups might have picked up the concept or maybe even the material from American forces there. Whatever the case, there does...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
How old is the kampilan as a form?

In the concurrent thread with an intriguing example hilt on a kampilan, I was wondering just how old is the kampilan as a sword form.
While the example shown was being discussed, I realized that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Jim McDougall
While these are admittedly out of my usual range...

While these are admittedly out of my usual range of study, I must say this is a fascinating example, and has rekindled my interest in the kampilan. It does not seem we see many here as a rule, and I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Jim McDougall
Cerjak, these are really intriguing guns as they...

Cerjak, these are really intriguing guns as they have a curious 'ancient' kind of mystique about them, and the fact that they were still in use in the 60s and 70s seems amazing. These were remarkably...
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