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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Just searching internet and found another...

Just searching internet and found another similar, but apparently much larger example with same crescent style head and the twin attaching bars on the Ashoka arms site. It was sold, but identified as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Jim McDougall
Right Russell but remember these tribal items are...

Right Russell but remember these tribal items are widely varied, and these were situated in Chota Nagpur in the Bengal Presidency....the tribes included Kol and Khond and others in pretty vast areas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2014, 05:16 AM
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Views: 217
Posted By Jim McDougall
Looks like a bullova, however with unusual...

Looks like a bullova, however with unusual smoothly radiused crescent type blade. Most of the have recurved style blades .
"Battle Axes" James Gamble 1981
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks so much Mark! I got lucky finding these...

Thanks so much Mark! I got lucky finding these and just thought I might find similar iron work in the blacksmith book which I haven't really had out for a long time. I do recall during research a...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Jim McDougall
Eureka!!! I think I found it!! In...

Eureka!!! I think I found it!!
In "Southwestern Colonial Ironwork: The Spanish Blacksmithing Tradition from Texas to California" by Marc Simmons and Frank Turley, New Mexico, 1980....on p.87, are...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think I remember that one Mark!!! The pirate...

I think I remember that one Mark!!! The pirate 'fantasy' classification, it seems like every weird blacksmith conglomerations...but even weirder that some of these were actually worn in rural regions.
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
As always Jaspers notations are well worth...

As always Jaspers notations are well worth waiting for as noted,
But blast it!!!! :) no arcanery!!! ???? oh well ,

Still, the puzzling thing remains on the inscription, what was behind the odd...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Jim McDougall
From what I have understood the Presidial...

From what I have understood the Presidial soldados de cuero and most Spanish forces in 18th century preferred the lance , often as stabbing weapons, rather than use as a javelin . Apparantly on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,820
Posted By Jim McDougall
Really interesting forensics here guys!! It would...

Really interesting forensics here guys!! It would seem like it would be of little importance which image is of this man, but since we are trying to ascertain his identity and which type sword he is...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Nando. Actually as I further...

Thank you so much Nando. Actually as I further continued my research on these mysterious letter grouping I found that such combinations were widely present in Italian blades, usually in repetitive...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Ibrahiim, and for astutely...

Thank you very much Ibrahiim, and for astutely realizing that my comments were indeed directed at the group of threads which have run concurrently and all addressing various scope of Arabian history...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
I always seem to neglect combining the obvious...

I always seem to neglect combining the obvious closeness in these sword forms as to Portuguese as well as Spanish, Nando. I try to defer from the use of the term Iberian as I know it sort of annoys...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks for the added notes Machinist . The word...

Thanks for the added notes Machinist . The word 'parody' is brilliantly used here!!! actually that in a sense is what many of these arms curiosities were in Spanish colonial context, and many were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Jim McDougall
Gentlemen, I would like to thank you for...

Gentlemen, I would like to thank you for maintaining objectivity and composure as this complex discussion continues. As well noted, often discourse can become somewhat volatile as reactions to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Ian, Thank you so much for the kind words,...

Hi Ian,
Thank you so much for the kind words, and I have been remiss in not welcoming you back sooner......it great to have you here again!!! Its been a long time my friend.
I also thank you for...
Forum: European Armoury 17th July 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Rick, that blade looks like a hollow...

I agree with Rick, that blade looks like a hollow ground cavalry sabre type blade, but seems shortened while keeping the radiused hatchet type point.
The 'cup or bowl' hilt does look heavy and cast,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an outstanding example of one of these,...

This is an outstanding example of one of these, as far as I have known, reasonably rarely seen weapons. It appears to have some age, and seems certainly of 19th century but how far back hard to say...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Spiral, I just want us all to stay focused...

Thanks Spiral, I just want us all to stay focused on the subject matter and express our views without rancor or frustration, we're all better than that :)
Much appreciated,
All the best,
Jim
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jim McDougall
Spiral, just curious. In your last post you are...

Spiral, just curious. In your last post you are making well stated comments expressing your views, but .....
claiming someone is mistaken or confused
if you choose to bury...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
You know how much I love these rapiers...

You know how much I love these rapiers Nando!!
The hilt on this looks very much 18th century, but that blade seems earlier and of course a Solingen product.
The shellguard added to the edge of the...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good confusion Nando! :) and I think we need our...

Good confusion Nando! :) and I think we need our deerstalker hats and pipes!
I had not dragged out my copy of Gyngell as it was more buried than the rest. I think what we need to remember on these...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an interesting example of the general...

This is an interesting example of the general type of hilts found on hangers and cavalry swords (typically associated with 'Walloon type) with bilobate counterguards in the 18th century, usually...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Jim McDougall
Beautifully identified and described Jasper, as...

Beautifully identified and described Jasper, as always!!!
Good points on terms such as noted, transitional rapier, and of course there are others I cannot think of off hand. Many of these kinds of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By Jim McDougall
In rechecking my references, and I wanted to add...

In rechecking my references, and I wanted to add the note here so as not to be lost in my previous and huge text.....I found this in the same page in Boeheim, p.669:

A marking of an S transposed...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By Jim McDougall
Nando, you have set some well placed questions,...

Nando, you have set some well placed questions, and trust me, Sir James would be delighted that the subject would be challenged and looked into further! This topic is profoundly daunting, and it is...
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