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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
How the heck did I miss that!??? Thank you...

How the heck did I miss that!??? Thank you Norman!!!
I had not thought of 'those' markings for some time, though now I do recall seeing this detail. What I was thinking of was the familiar EIC...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Norman, exactly right, there were so...

Thank you Norman, exactly right, there were so many elaborations in the decorative motifs of these hussar officers sabers as fashion was key and there was considerable carte blanche' among them....
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Jim McDougall
With this little to go on, I would say this is...

With this little to go on, I would say this is probably a French Hussar officers saber of the 1790s into the Napoleonic period. The general style of the hilt, guard, langets all direct to that...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Bryce, Here's what I found in Robson,...

Thanks Bryce,
Here's what I found in Robson, p.190:
"...from 1796 onwards, swords from whatever source had to be inspected for quality at the Tower and thus view marks began to appear -initially in...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is an outstanding saber! I've always liked...

That is an outstanding saber! I've always liked the canted hilt style for some reason, and this one is really attractive. Now that you mention it, it was the heavy cavalry disc hilt that saw some...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is my example of M1796, also entirely...

This is my example of M1796, also entirely unmarked. There may be the stamped crown mid blade but too dark too see and needs cleaning, but there is no makers stamp at blade back near hilt either.
It...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
Shayde, that is an absolutely thorough and...

Shayde, that is an absolutely thorough and fascinating look into this topic, and especially interesting on the rompepuntas from a fencing perspective. Thank you for going into this detail as I find...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
The styling, fine rim on the cup, and grip...

The styling, fine rim on the cup, and grip especially, suggest more officers grade. While of course there will be argument that these were used in the Continent, it was officers FROM the Continent...
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
It has been a great discussion and wonderful to...

It has been a great discussion and wonderful to see these wonderful cup hilts together! Thank you Shayde for recognizing my position on maintaining as much of the well earned patina on the 'old...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, that is a SUPERB example!!!! Beautiful...

Capn, that is a SUPERB example!!!! Beautiful ebony grip, nicely turned quillon terminals and the edge around the cup a nice touch. I think one of the best examples of these I've seen.
Mine I am...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Jim McDougall
To add to the previous post on these distinctly...

To add to the previous post on these distinctly 'English' hilts:
From "Scottish Swords from the Battlefield at Culloden", by Andrew Mowbray (1971) which is a summarized version of the very rare...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually I have a small monograph of the original...

Actually I have a small monograph of the original work by Lord Archibald Campbell in 1894 (limited print and very rare) which was republished by the late Andrew Mowbray in 1971. In it there are a...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thats great Wayne, you found the makers of the...

Thats great Wayne, you found the makers of the sword used by 'Tavington' (good play on the name) in the movie!!! One always wonders how accurate these movie weapons were, and you done gone and found...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Eljay, This is useful info as to the clear...

Thanks Eljay,
This is useful info as to the clear disparities with hanger hilts or their types found with obviously much larger dragoon blades. Blades were a highly trafficked commodity, while hilts...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is a great example of one of the most...

That is a great example of one of the most stellar (in my opinion) of British cavalry sabers. The M1796 was of course the first 'official' pattern sword for the British army, though there had been...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Jim McDougall
No, actually much 'newer', it is a M1788 light...

No, actually much 'newer', it is a M1788 light cavalry saber blade, which were being made in Birmingham by Thomas Gill and James Wooley, but this one is unmarked. At the time there was considerable...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is beautiful!!! and as you say, this kind of...

This is beautiful!!! and as you say, this kind of rugged charm is outstanding, a working weapon.
This is effectively a 'rapier' (obviously by the cup hilt form semantically associated in true...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,745
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is indeed a fighting sword, and well...

This is indeed a fighting sword, and well exemplifies certain tendencies of this period in the gentry and the elegant small swords of the 18th century. There has been some contention, as often the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Colin! Its great to see these photos,...

Thank you Colin! Its great to see these photos, sure makes me want to go there. So much history.
The 'fence' from Twickenham was to me a travesty, that those swords of the Jacobite forces were...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Stu, Thanks very much for that!!! Its been a...

Hi Stu,
Thanks very much for that!!! Its been a REALLY long time since I've seen a Flayderman catalog. He was a great guy, and I always enjoyed talking with him. He was always the 'go to' guy for...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good digression with the 'pepperboxes' as they...

Good digression with the 'pepperboxes' as they are contemporary and most interesting. Now, the 'cannon' or 'Gatling' thing with 24 barrels!! uh, I wouldn't want to be in the same room with that being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,015
Posted By Jim McDougall
They were very much weapons of status and...

They were very much weapons of status and prestige, as well as symbolic of authority and power.
Colin Taylor's works note various cases of the sword in American Indian culture and they are sometimes...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Jim McDougall
Colin, thank you so much! You are truly a good...

Colin, thank you so much! You are truly a good sort to come in to support this thread and topic. Too often in the case when readers avoid entering on something if they feel they have nothing to add....
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you much guys for the observations! I was...

Thank you much guys for the observations! I was afraid this was kind of esoteric and might not draw much interest.

Colin, there have been articles in the past on British or European hilts on Indian...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Eljay, thank you so much! That means a lot !!!:)

Eljay, thank you so much! That means a lot !!!:)
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