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Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2019, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well it has indeed been a LOOOOONG intermission...

Well it has indeed been a LOOOOONG intermission :) but hope we can get back to this great discussion. What it great is that Keith, Ibrahiim and Mr, Madisson (I hope he comes back) are natives to...
Forum: European Armoury 20th November 2017, 08:49 AM
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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: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 08:55 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 10th November 2017, 09:33 PM
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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...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 02:21 AM
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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...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2017, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well noted Ibrahim! As you note Klingenthal...

Very well noted Ibrahim! As you note Klingenthal was very much government backed, and Solingen was actually pretty much 'overpopulated' with their becoming more commercialized and exporting widely. ...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Good point Keith......er, forte!! :)

Good point Keith......er, forte!! :)
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
An interesting note , the colichemarde apparently...

An interesting note , the colichemarde apparently only was in favor in the civilian sector for a short time, yet it remained a favorite for military officers until nearly the end of the 18th c.
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is brilliant insight guys! and it is...

This is brilliant insight guys! and it is starting to really make sense with these well thought out assessments. When I first heard of all these terms and names so many years ago, it was so...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2017, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Keith, These are some vexing questions...

Hey Keith,
These are some vexing questions indeed, and now that you and Ibrahiim are 'on the case' I think we can get somewhere. Despite the apparent lack of community interest on this topic here,...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2017, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Along with Fernando, I would like to welcome you...

Along with Fernando, I would like to welcome you to the forum Mel!!
Keith, Ibrahiim and I have been quite interested in advancing the collective data and knowledge on Shotley Bridge and the related...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Wayne! thank you for joining us here on this,...

Hey Wayne! thank you for joining us here on this, and especially for the great insight on these huge wheels. In many of the references I have checked, the mills were converted from grist mills for...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith , I'm glad you are contacting the RA as I...

Keith , I'm glad you are contacting the RA as I would really like to hear their explanation on this one. I think you're right, there is no way they could have put out significant volume of blades and...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2017, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I have always wondered on the Passau/later...

I have always wondered on the Passau/later Solingen wolf, which seems to have its origins in Passau quite early in around 14th century I believe, need to recheck that history. But the point is, these...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2017, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith, that is excellent....the orientation of...

Keith, that is excellent....the orientation of the fox in the second image, which surprisingly a 'fox' NOT the running wolf of German character. If this can indeed be proven SHOTLEY, then this would...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2017, 06:03 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This discussion is going great! and Keith, you...

This discussion is going great! and Keith, you have brought up some very good questions on some of the blades which may well have comprised some colichemarde blades as these were often of three edge...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2017, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith, my apologies I entirely missed your post...

Keith, my apologies I entirely missed your post (#36) and the illustration of the hilt with marks. Could I see the entire sword?
These 'regimental' marks on the hilt seem to have been more of a...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2017, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
More interesting entries Ibrahiim. The one...

More interesting entries Ibrahiim. The one regarding Gill and the ongoing competition and difficulties between German sword production and the English makers struggling to prove their skills which...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2017, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Looking further, While many Parliamentary...

Looking further,

While many Parliamentary 'mortuary' type swords were certainly made in Hounslow, or at least using blades from them, other centers probably Oxford, Greenich or London probably...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2017, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Some years ago Ibrahiim was involved in trying to...

Some years ago Ibrahiim was involved in trying to learn more about the basket hilt swords which were used in the border regions between England and Scotland, where groups of what were known as...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2017, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Through the entire century the argument between...

Through the entire century the argument between cut and thrust went on, and invariably the effort was for a sword blade which could deliver both effectively. The first British regulation sword was...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2017, 08:38 PM
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Views: 148,472
Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys, this is a wonderful discussion! and the...

Guys, this is a wonderful discussion! and the research and entries are incredible. These conundrums have been mulled over for well over a century and a half, and there have been so many...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 148,472
Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith, in trying to respond to this I have to...

Keith, in trying to respond to this I have to admit I am not familiar with metal working processes, so unclear what a 'roll forge' is. However, it seems possible that the 'rolling mill' might be what...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2017, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Keith, I just noticed your previous post in which...

Keith, I just noticed your previous post in which we crossed posts.
It is truly puzzling on the existence of blade producing in Shotley Bridge even in the mid 18th century let alone the 19th. The...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 148,472
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Keith, Thank you for adding additional...

Hi Keith,
Thank you for adding additional detail and comments as well as the pictures. As I mentioned, I have researched on these topics off and on since about the 70s (my copy of Aylward I have had...
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