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Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting looking, must be a cool shop! A...

Interesting looking, must be a cool shop!
A genuine Maximilian style harness like this complete arrangement (most sets of harness are composite at best) would command a small fortune. While I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While these 'sickle marks' are typically referred...

While these 'sickle marks' are typically referred to as 'Genoan' that is from the numbers of North Italian blades with these marks that came out of Genoa as it was a port exporting them. Some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2022, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, the terminologies in Indian swords are...

Again, the terminologies in Indian swords are probably even more complex and convoluted than even most other ethnographic weapon forms, where in some cases it has been suggested that with many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2022, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Indian sword terminology is challenging, at best....

Indian sword terminology is challenging, at best.
If I have understood correctly, a sword with Hindu basket hilt and with a curved blade is termed 'kirach'. If it is with straight blade it is termed...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2022, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is certainly an anomaly, and the character...

This is certainly an anomaly, and the character of the blade fullers resembles in. degree those of many of the mortuary type swords assembled in these periods during the English civil wars.

There...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2022, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, this is really a puzzler! Going through...

Well, this is really a puzzler!
Going through all the standard references; Wallace Coll., Lenciewicz, Gyngell, Gardner, Kinman there is no record of a 'tree' like this........only in Kinman (p.110)...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2022, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As indicated in the linked thread, the 'anchor'...

As indicated in the linked thread, the 'anchor' is not a 'Toledo' mark but a conventional device used in a symbolic sense on blades there initially, but was followed in degree in some other...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2022, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting melange of features, an innovative...

Interesting melange of features, an innovative creation.
The 'face' on the guard reminiscent of 'green man' type theme of early to mid 17th c. English hilts.
The artistically copied 'anchor' of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2022, 12:04 AM
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Views: 1,183
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is excellent Colin!!! and Mr. Hanson is a...

This is excellent Colin!!! and Mr. Hanson is a remarkable authority, as is the publication of this museum...I wish I had the full run of these quarterlies!
It does not surprise me that some forging...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2022, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Seems unusual to see tunkou on one of these, but...

Seems unusual to see tunkou on one of these, but clearly this is a hybrid as so often the case with these forms. While I am anxious to see the input from Philip and Peter, I wanted to add my own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2022, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Nihl, This is pure textbook!! and amazing. That...

Nihl,
This is pure textbook!! and amazing. That is you have literally compiled a textbook status resource on these weapons that is what is needed for those who collect in these areas.
You were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2022, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Having artifacts and items from remarkably...

Having artifacts and items from remarkably distant and seemingly disconnected cultures and regions is far from uncommon, though typically unusual.
I recall a sword from an Indian tribe in Vancouver...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Nihl, thank you so much for adding this...

Nihl, thank you so much for adding this thoroughly detailed analysis and adding your examples of these forms. It seems there is so little material available that includes this kind of detail (I have...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Capn! Im glad you added this fantastic...

Thank you Capn! Im glad you added this fantastic example of yours, which really carries out the spectrum of character in these colonial type examples. What I really like on yours is the cross hatched...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for adding this of the Segesser...

Thank you so much for adding this of the Segesser paintings!! which were mentioned earlier as one of the earliest recorded uses of the sword by American Indian tribes. I had the great opportunity to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Fernando......not really a digression...

Thank you Fernando......not really a digression but key perspective by analogy of how native peoples often would adopt outside influences into their own culture, and often revere them as seen here....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you David. My knowledge of metallurgy is...

Thank you David.
My knowledge of metallurgy is pretty shallow, so it in interesting with this to learn more. I know that the use of meteorite iron is a well known attribute in your field of study,...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
It truly is a puzzle, and the only comparison I...

It truly is a puzzle, and the only comparison I can think of is with some blades that were found on South American swords using 'blanks' from Solingen that had numeric sequences on the blade, at the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much guys! I believe this is...

Thank you so much guys!
I believe this is indeed ivory, and clearly has been on this for a very long time. This is of course atypical for hilts on these kinds of swords, but in colonial situations...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2022, 10:52 PM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
well done! that is absolutely perfect! and I'm so...

well done! that is absolutely perfect! and I'm so glad you're keeping it.
The thing I have always loved about 'colonial' weapons is that they have a unique, rustic charm that makes one wonder of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2022, 10:36 PM
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Views: 1,183
Posted By Jim McDougall
David, thank you for posting this, which is...

David, thank you for posting this, which is really fascinating stuff toward the presence of metal edged weapons in the Northwest Indian culture which also includes the 'eskimo' tribal groups and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
Please note I did amend my suggestion that this...

Please note I did amend my suggestion that this grip was some sort of cast sheet, it still seems cast but in simulated wire.
The term transition toward rapiers is extremely vague, but seems to...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, you are always too modest, I know you...

Fernando, you are always too modest, I know you too well over these many years, and know how many of these you have handled. I know you typically step aside to allow more free flowing observation...
Forum: European Armoury 4th September 2022, 06:12 PM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim McDougall
I was rather awaiting more detail on this from...

I was rather awaiting more detail on this from Fernando, as he is by far the authority on things Portuguese here, and my feel is this is most likely a Portuguese example of a munitions grade, ersatz...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2022, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Great example of a most esoteric weapon from an...

Great example of a most esoteric weapon from an intriguing people.
For those who would like to look further into this:
"Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People", by W.Fitzhugh, Smithsonian, 1999
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