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Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2020, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Pretty fascinating sword, and as mentioned, the...

Pretty fascinating sword, and as mentioned, the snake biting its tail is a well known allegorical symbol of the 16th century. I always think of the 'ouroboros' serpent (tail eating) from alchemical...
Forum: European Armoury 26th November 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Jim McDougall
This subject on Caino is much the same as the...

This subject on Caino is much the same as the mystery of ANDREA FERARA and others where names, markings and phrases are used spuriously and in various combinations on blades, all with the allusion of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th November 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Jim McDougall
While this is most obviously not an actual...

While this is most obviously not an actual weapon, I understood your original question which was reasonably placed. In studying arms there are often examples of theatrical, souvenir, ceremonial etc....
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By Jim McDougall
This cuphilt is of European 'style', naturally...

This cuphilt is of European 'style', naturally inferring Spanish or Portuguese, and Germany also used the cuphilt in degree, but these arming type versions are typically colonial and 18th century....
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually that is a wonderfully placed suggestion,...

Actually that is a wonderfully placed suggestion, and this arming sword is indeed in line with 18th century Portuguese and Spanish cup hilt arming swords.
The pattern welding though, I think...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow!! Colin this is incredibly fascinating! I...

Wow!! Colin this is incredibly fascinating! I had never heard of these, nor for that matter this kind of fence making.....this is repurposing to the Nth degree.
While it is horrifying in a sense,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th November 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have always thought that as well, David, so I...

I have always thought that as well, David, so I would have gone with your observation. Its always hard to follow influences as they diffuse through trade and other interaction.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,000
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wonderful to see responses on these OLD...

Wonderful to see responses on these OLD threads!!! even if nearly 14 years later! Its almost surreal. I get excited to see names I havent seen for so long, and think they're back.

This Tibetan...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good idea Phiilip, we need more detail on the...

Good idea Phiilip, we need more detail on the character, dimensions etc. before speculating further.
For reference, here is p.500 out of Stone (1934) with the item in grouping of pikes.
The other is...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim McDougall
Exactly, and it seems that to have the usual...

Exactly, and it seems that to have the usual langets at length for three screws on two sides as per the standard practice would be sufficient to prevent through and through cutting of the shaft. The...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim McDougall
Agreed Philip, the boar spear suggestion was...

Agreed Philip, the boar spear suggestion was simply noted as this pike seems to defy any other examples (those curious hooks and the side pieces). The example of the Qianlong cavalry rider with lance...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim McDougall
I wasnt aware of the name of the Polish hussar...

I wasnt aware of the name of the Polish hussar lance. I did not mean your example was one of those 'one time' things, I was just reading through the Zygulski article on Polish hussars ("Arms & Armour...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, I got to my 'Stone' finally :) and had been...

Well, I got to my 'Stone' finally :) and had been barking up the wrong tree entirely as Stone (p.500) shows this among 'pikes', which have nothing to do with lances or Polish hussars. These are of...
Forum: Swap Forum 7th November 2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys, thank you so very much for the private...

Guys, thank you so very much for the private messages helping me find these!!!! Got 'em :)
You guys are the best!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Philip!!! Always outstanding...

Thank you Philip!!! Always outstanding information and insights, and I also recall numbers of instances of PD Luneschloss. Mostly recall Victorian blades with the PDL in an oval on the blade. Its...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th November 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Jim McDougall
Need: "History of the Cutlers Company of London"

I am wondering if anyone has a copy or suggestion,
"The History of the Cutlers Co. of London" Charles Welch, Vol.1 1916
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting suggestion Richard! While the fact...

Interesting suggestion Richard!
While the fact that it is with scabbard would of course suggest it is not such an 'implement', one wonders if in Taureg culture or any of the nomadic groups of North...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Marc Sorry for not responding on this....

Hi Marc
Sorry for not responding on this. Actually while there is some degree of interest in the markings on blades, it is a topic not deeply studied nor referenced.
Mostly there is information...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for the note on the karabela...

Thank you for the note on the karabela resemblance, in the example in the illustration discussed, which indeed has a pommel with a sort of undulation as the later form of karabelas which often...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Norman, purely a free association, but the...

Thanks Norman, purely a free association, but the similarity is keen in my view. I am not too familiar with the knives you describe so did not take that into account. It seemed interesting though...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
"Peasant and Wife" 1519

This work from post #33 here, is intriguing as the hilt style is noted.

What is remarkable here is that this hilt style appears to be of the 'karabela' form, which did not become known until around...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
"Five Landsknechts and an Oriental" 1495

In post #1, this Durer engraving depicts as titled, five landsknechts and an oriental.
The landsknechts were actually German mercenaries who used Swiss fighting methods and arms from the latter 15th...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
Re: Post 32, landscape with cannon, 1518 Added...

Re: Post 32, landscape with cannon, 1518
Added coat of arms of Nuremberg as depicted on cannon.

This was apparently one of a number of 'iron plates' and depicting curiously a group of Ottomans...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
As noted in post #35 re: hand holding a dagger

As noted in post #35 re: hand holding a dagger
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jim McDougall
Tools and weapons have always run close...

Tools and weapons have always run close parallels, and often the rank and file in assembled forces were simply peasant farmers and the like who wielded whatever tools or implements they had at hand....
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