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Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 07:55 PM
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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: 207
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: 6
Views: 287
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
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Views: 207
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....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Marius, It would seem you have indeed done...

Hi Marius,
It would seem you have indeed done some homework on katars, and thank you for the informational prod on the manner of use intended for these unusual style daggers. It has always been a...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando is the best versed in describing these...

Fernando is the best versed in describing these rapiers. Interesting that there is no mark on the blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Right, technically not 'nimcha' as I noted with...

Right, technically not 'nimcha' as I noted with the reference to the fact that most of these sabres in the Maghreb have full length single or double edged blades. The term 'nimcha' is used primarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Jim McDougall
A most interesting discussion, and in the end,...

A most interesting discussion, and in the end, there is of course a great deal of assumption involved as we have to rely on the dynamics of the designs, and just how much the katar was used and how....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Jim McDougall
Iain, I'm glad to see you on this, your...

Iain, I'm glad to see you on this, your perspective on these Saharan swords is always spot on. I see what you mean on the scabbard, and while 'similar' , certainly does not correspond 'by the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree, a beautiful gun, and a most unusual...

I agree, a beautiful gun, and a most unusual firing arrangement.
It does seem that many firearms from Belgium came into the US during the 1860s onward, and of course New York was one main arrival...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is a very good question. As I mentioned...

That is a very good question.
As I mentioned earlier, I am not sure there were 'blade making' centers in Morocco.
However, I did find the reference in "Islamic Weapons: Maghreb to Mogul" by Anthony...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is always interesting to see the character of...

It is always interesting to see the character of weapons reflecting different tribal and cultural in these kinds of hybrid examples.
The hilt style with the distinct knob at capstan of pommel, and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,192
Posted By Jim McDougall
If I understand correctly, hollow ground means...

If I understand correctly, hollow ground means the concave grinding out of the face of a blade, creating a notably stronger cross section, much as with the I beam in steel girders.
Fullers are drawn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very much my pleasure Jean-Luc, and I thank you...

Very much my pleasure Jean-Luc, and I thank you for the opportunities to learn from the always fascinating examples you have posted here these years!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is of course the dilemma, in the true sense...

That is of course the dilemma, in the true sense of the term, 'nimcha' is said to refer to a 'small' or 'short' sword. I have forgotten the details of this translation in discussions a short while...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Jim McDougall
I wholeheartedly agree guys, and Richard, most...

I wholeheartedly agree guys, and Richard, most thoughtful of you to suggest this.
Michael contributed so much to our forum and our learning on not just medieval guns and ordnance, but the period and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Jim McDougall
Not at all off the mark! actually very astutely...

Not at all off the mark! actually very astutely observed.
It makes perfect sense that the marks off a rifle cartridge would become part of the kinds of pastiche of marks often applied in weaponry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Jim McDougall
Brilliantly said Alan, and one of the most...

Brilliantly said Alan, and one of the most perfectly explained perspectives I have seen describing exactly the way we examine, analyze and appreciate the art involved in weaponry. As Jens has noted,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Jim McDougall
In " Borders Away" , William Gilkerson,...

In " Borders Away" , William Gilkerson, 1991, on p.88, there is a plate of mid 19th century cutlasses with this type of blades, three fullers, without the forte usually seen on European made blades....
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Jim McDougall
Some years ago, I read that George Washington had...

Some years ago, I read that George Washington had among his swords, a mourning sword with a Spanish motto. I was curious why one of the swords we have known as a Spanish dragoon type sword (usually a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,192
Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith, The three hollows were, if I understand,...

Keith,
The three hollows were, if I understand, the triangular or three faced blades , if I recall, they were termed 'Biscayan' as noted by Ibrahiim
The colichemarde blades I believe were primarily...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Jim McDougall
Alan, thank you so much for that fascinating...

Alan, thank you so much for that fascinating insight into possibilities for these otherwise presumably decorative symbolisms. There are profound complexities in Hindu symbolism, but as Indian...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Fernando, with the terminus post...

I agree with Fernando, with the terminus post quem of 1895 for the registration of Luckhaus & Gunther of 1895 for this mark, the blade certainly was in use prior to the famed battle of 1898 in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th November 2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very astute observations placed here on the topic...

Very astute observations placed here on the topic of katars, and as has been noted, some key qualifying factors toward classification. As Marius said, the bejeweled examples would seem to be reserved...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,070
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yup, sure did, but often the previous posts are...

Yup, sure did, but often the previous posts are overlooked, so reiterating is helpful, especially if a passage is necessary for a point.
You're right too, it is hard to be a historian in the world...
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