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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne, this looks like one of the sabres produced...

Wayne, this looks like one of the sabres produced in England for the armies of Indian states during the Raj, as well as for the Native regiments of the British Army . 1850s to 1918.
With these the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well noted guys, and I was remiss in noting...

Very well noted guys, and I was remiss in noting that Ibrahiim indeed did present some remarkable research toward the comparison of local material culture from Zanazibar (the comb) to the decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent Kubur!!! Thank you, here is the more...

Excellent Kubur!!! Thank you, here is the more well known fox from Birmingham with SH (Samuel Harvey) and thank you for the entry in the panel of markings.
* excellent note on the fluer de lis used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,877
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well its Thanksgiving day tomorrow, and I'm...

Well its Thanksgiving day tomorrow, and I'm afraid I'm the one who will have crow instead of turkey! :)
You seem to be correct, and I am afraid that my recollection was swayed by those MOLE tulwars I...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for posting this Norman!!! I...

Thank you so much for posting this Norman!!! I have never seen one of these hilts, whose openwork design reflects the styles of the period on British spadroons in the general design. This is timed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting to see a British blade in one of...

Interesting to see a British blade in one of these, though they are certainly known in this context. Actually this appears to be the 'fox' mark used in England as opposed to the 'running wolf' mark...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Jim McDougall
This interesting sword does seem a genuinely...

This interesting sword does seem a genuinely intended example, in the 'style' of the 'cavalier' type swords of the 17th century which were in effect transitional precursors of the small sword on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce, With regard to your original question, The...

Bryce,
With regard to your original question,
The lion pictogram is a stylized version of the Sun and Lion (Shir O Khorshid)which is an early symbol of Iran from about 12th century. It derives from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, You are right, I think I need new glasses....

Jens,
You are right, I think I need new glasses. Agree, Indian blade.
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well made note Mark on the dull edge of the...

Well made note Mark on the dull edge of the cutlass. if that were not the case, the wound suffered by the captain of the Shannon would have split his head like a melon.
It seems funny with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,877
Posted By Jim McDougall
There was no doubt a great deal of diversity in...

There was no doubt a great deal of diversity in the swords used in the British controlled armies of India, that is the Native forces. These were of course primarily supplied by the British...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,597
Posted By Jim McDougall
Agree, sheet steel, and this certainly seems a...

Agree, sheet steel, and this certainly seems a piece made 'in the spirit of the Mahdist spectrum of weapons'.

It would be na´ve to think that in the time of the Condominium, post Omdurman, that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,087
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Likari for those very kind...

Thank you so much Likari for those very kind words. Tipu Sultan is a fascinating subject in the intriguing fields of study on India and its arms and armour, and it is great to have you posting these...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By Jim McDougall
An account of this event with this captain is...

An account of this event with this captain is told in "British Naval Swords & Swordsmanship", (John McGrath and Mark Barton, 2013, p14)where there is an account titled 'Treatment of a Wound from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Jim McDougall
That really does seem like an outstanding blade,...

That really does seem like an outstanding blade, and most unusually so for these type of Persian trade blades. I personally know little of metallurgy in these wootz patterns, but the examples of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Jim McDougall
It sure appears compellingly to be a kirach OK....

It sure appears compellingly to be a kirach OK.
Not to begin any name game stuff, but I am wondering, could this, or any kirach (straight blade tulwar as I understand) be with 'firangi' blade.
This...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,310
Posted By Jim McDougall
To add more to this, becoming more a study of the...

To add more to this, becoming more a study of the use of imported blades and the FDL (fluer de lis) mark:

The T. Hollier listed appears to be Thomas Hollier, who operated an armoury for the Board of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting item , and more so as we try to...

Interesting item , and more so as we try to forensically examine what its story might be. It does seem to have aging suggesting the blade and hilt have been together for a very long time, and it...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 4,488
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually, as always, a great deal of 'lore'...

Actually, as always, a great deal of 'lore' becomes entwined in material compiled on many topics, and one of these greatly effected is the origins and history of the 'running wolf'.
It seems that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,087
Posted By Jim McDougall
This interesting mechanical toy was indeed most...

This interesting mechanical toy was indeed most symbolic to Tipu, who had gained a deep hatred for the British, and is keenly representing him(the tiger of Mysore) killing what is described as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,087
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is great to see this old thread revived! and...

It is great to see this old thread revived! and to see the interest in Indian arms being brought forward as well, perfect timing in view of Robert Elgood's new 2 volume work now out on Jodhpur arms...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 4,488
Posted By Jim McDougall
Not wishing to defer this outstanding discussion...

Not wishing to defer this outstanding discussion from the intriguing topic of these English sword makers to the more mundane topic of learning mediums, I simply agree, Wiki and videos along with many...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for the note Fernando, I thought that it...

Thanks for the note Fernando, I thought that it might have been his comment as he is as I mentioned, known for making often bold observations which personally I find admirable.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Teodor, and hadn't thought of these...

Well noted Teodor, and hadn't thought of these people further west on the coast Toma/Mande and in Sierra Leone, Guinea. These people used the 'rondel' style hilts, but the sphere atop the pommel disc...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well written assessment Fernando, and far...

Very well written assessment Fernando, and far from 'boring'. It is actually intriguing and especially the note on the styling of these interesting guards, which I presume comes from Mr. Daehnhardt....
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