Originally Posted by Matchlock
Good mornig, Jim,
It's 6 a.m. in Bavaria and I must find some sleep.
Thank you so much for explaining the semantic derivation of "quoit" - I would never have thought that.
Such highly specified knowledge, together with the high standard of formulating your pointed sentences and using elite structure shows me to things: your wide-range and at the same time manifold top level education (certainly partly self-taught) and your extreme personal energy to accomplish the rest.
Gosh, I wish I had more of your gifts. My arms hobby has made my life too one-dimensional.
Send me some lines again, if you like.
Michael, I am very deeply honored by these very kind compliments! Thank you! If I may, just say that my only true education has been here, on these forums, and my teachers have been the members here, who like you have openly shared thier weapons, interests and observations.
Actually, the weapons themselves truly teach us, as we seek to find the answers they hold using the often subtle clues they carry. The only knowledge I have has been from following these clues, along with the others in research into nearly every conceivable avenue of history to follow the trail.
I cannot possibly imagine the collecting and studying weapons as being in any way one dimensional, especially those of the stature of those you have shared with us here! You are much too modest Michael, and I believe I speak for everyone in saying we are fortunate to have you with us.
Thank you again!
All very best regards,