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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2019, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Unfortunately not that unusual when guys ask...

Unfortunately not that unusual when guys ask something then just disappear :(
At least we have an opportunity to have some discussion and often learn some things as we spend the usual hours...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim McDougall
That makes sense, and clearly the yataghan blade...

That makes sense, and clearly the yataghan blade with its recurve and overall character is not in the least conducive to stabbing. I was actually wondering if perhaps the aesthetic of the early...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for this excellent synopsis...

Thank you so much for this excellent synopsis Teodor! If this summary is 'conjecture' then it is profoundly well ratiocinated as such, and presents a most reasonable overview of these weapons....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim McDougall
Dont underestimate yourself Kubur! I follow your...

Dont underestimate yourself Kubur! I follow your posts and know better :)

Exactly right, the kopis was definitely a root form for many eastern blades, and the Ottomans had variations of it in use...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim McDougall
Addendum on the So Called Luristan

Attached image of the 'eared' form of these Bronze Age daggers with the paired discs.
While bronze daggers from regions in S.Azerbijian, Talish, Dailaman, Geoy Tepe, Hasanlu have been found in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Jim McDougall
Possible origins of the yataghan hilt form

In reading a current thread discussing possible regional classifications of one of these 'swords', I wanted to look into the possible connections and ancestry of the yataghan hilt form. I have read...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Jim McDougall
Jens, thank you for bringing Ulfbrecht's very...

Jens, thank you for bringing Ulfbrecht's very pertinent and well described comments on the markings 'punch' circumstances, most well placed in this discussion.
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
So here's the thing about Billy's M1873...

So here's the thing about Billy's M1873 Winchester so moved about in the immortal tintype of 1880. It seems (according to Paulita Maxwell, generally thought to be his girlfriend) he had this tintype...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
AH, but there was another little known...

AH, but there was another little known 'Buntline'...…..
The DERRINGER Buntline!!!! :)
Something that came to me in the mists of Western myth and lore. Hmmmm!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Jim McDougall
If I may speculate, the notion of European...

If I may speculate, the notion of European 'quality' was likely much in the manner of many cultures who regard 'foreign' items and forms as 'exotic' or 'impessive'. It is well known that the Mughals...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Jim McDougall
These kinds of pieces to be are incredibly and...

These kinds of pieces to be are incredibly and ruggedly charming, and for me the closest they than be kept to their 'in situ' condition, the better they reflect the history they have seen. I always...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Jim McDougall
By jove I think you got it there TRL! In...

By jove I think you got it there TRL!

In "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" (1973, George Nuemann). p.225, 140.PA......there is a pike which seems blacksmith grade of c. 1775, found in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Jim McDougall
It would appear these tulwars are assemblages of...

It would appear these tulwars are assemblages of components from old Indian armouries which may have been put together some time ago. The blades are Indian (having the distinct blunted edge near the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,294
Posted By Jim McDougall
David, thank you so much for that update!!!! It...

David, thank you so much for that update!!!!
It means a lot to have new evidence and information added to these older threads, and greatly enhances our stored data archived for future research....
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good stuff, while the 'jury is still out' on the...

Good stuff, while the 'jury is still out' on the 'croquet' photo, it remains compelling despite the rebuttal of many recognized experts.
While the individual presumed to be Billy is certainly of the...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent entry Norman, thank you!!! :) OK...

Excellent entry Norman, thank you!!! :)

OK Fernando, that makes sense, and you're right, the 'rig' wouldn't be on his left hip unless the butt was forward for cross draw if he was right...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for the observation and those...

Thank you for the observation and those details.
Actually I worked at finding the correct image with him holding the Winchester in his right hand, as I frankly got tired of the back and forth over...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Jim McDougall
Billy the Kid and the Colt Thunderer pistol

Traveling westward in Texas, became fascinated with the legend and lore of the famed Billy the kid, who was shot and killed by Pat Garrett near Fort Sumner, New Mexico on July 14,1881.
There are...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ibrahim thank you for the most interesting look...

Ibrahim thank you for the most interesting look into some of the other aspects of the various 'uses' and perspectives involved in both human remains and battlefield debris outside the 'souvenir'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for showing the entire sword, and very...

Thank you for showing the entire sword, and very nice example. As Ariel has illustrated, the term chosen to describe the sword largely depends on who is describing it. These are terms which may be...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is a fascinating perspective on 'battle' and...

That is a fascinating perspective on 'battle' and in this case, returning to the original theme of the thread posed toward possible 'Waterloo' provenance of a cannon ball.
The scavenging of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is another amazing find Iain!!! It is so...

This is another amazing find Iain!!!
It is so heartening to see these blades still serving for not only generations but centuries!! It leads to wondering just how long it had been in the Taureg...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,098
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Fernando. Only seeing the corner of some...

Thanks Fernando.
Only seeing the corner of some sort of architecture I mistook it for part of a building. I also could not tell which direction the firing came from. This is the hard part of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much for those kind words...

Thank you very much for those kind words Ibrahiim!!
Like Shamsy, I 'caught the bug' on kaskara which continued to escalate, and that was back in the early 80s!!! :)
As Ed has pointed out, there were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Jim McDougall
I also welcome you here! and as Jens has noted,...

I also welcome you here! and as Jens has noted, an image of the entire sword is helpful as the designation of 'tegha' is often misunderstood and even misapplied on many Indian swords. While we...
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