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Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 01:42 AM
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Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2021, 10:27 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The 'Transylvanian knot', if I understand...

The 'Transylvanian knot', if I understand correctly, is simply an idiom describing a phrase or group of symbols or words in acronym or combinations thereof which are intended as talismanic or magical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually that would be pretty unheard of as most...

Actually that would be pretty unheard of as most countries jealously guard their antiquities, and while this common tulwar is of course, not a national treasure, it would be quite unnecessary to keep...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Great link Will!! Thank you!! I had no idea the...

Great link Will!! Thank you!!
I had no idea the survival rate on these was so low. I actually think I got this one from Norm about 20 years or so ago, who can remember these days!
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Dmitry! good tip on this. The...

Thanks very much Dmitry! good tip on this.
The 'Transylvanian knot' is basically a colloquial term for magic/occult/talismanic wording and symbols found on some Eastern European blades. I have never...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well said Fernando. When we created the...

Very well said Fernando. When we created the "European Armory' the goal was to expand the scope of discussions outside the 'ethnographic' category, and quite honestly, as we figured the scope, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
That is actually a very good point, in which...

That is actually a very good point, in which sector should the topic of American weaponry be placed? As you well note, as my Colt is a 'London' Colt, it can easily be placed in the European armoury....
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 10:39 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wild Bill Hickok and his pistols

In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills in Dakota Territory, much to the dismay of the Lakota Indians, as the lands were granted to be theirs by treaty, and people poured in to seek their...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th April 2021, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Shayde, thank you for this article, and I think...

Shayde, thank you for this article, and I think it is pretty compelling evidence.
These kinds of coinage were certainly not the kind of currency found about in colonial America in those times....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 07:15 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi David, This is both interesting, and...

Hi David,
This is both interesting, and horrifying. Where does this happen, and under what circumstances? I know that China, along with many countries, forbids the export of antiquities, though of...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2021, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce, Thank you so much for adding the rest of...

Bryce,
Thank you so much for adding the rest of this most salient article.
What I find confusing, much as the authors support, is just what was the 'Prussian' pattern? It seems the 'Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Im glad you're here too !!! Thank you for...

Im glad you're here too !!!
Thank you for sharing these items.
As I am a historian, not much a collector, items like this which are virtually untouched and in pretty rough condition are like gold!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 08:35 PM
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Views: 913
Posted By Jim McDougall
These letters and numbers are associated with...

These letters and numbers are associated with administrative functions in the British Raj, and have to do with 'rack' or issue numbers to whatever regiment, unit, or other type force with which it...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 12:36 PM
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Views: 798
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Sir!

Thank you Sir!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 12:34 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Philip! as always your insights into so...

Thank you Philip! as always your insights into so many aspects of arms are always remarkable, and it is always more exciting to have these kinds of details to fully appreciate ones treasured weapons....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 08:23 PM
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Views: 1,101
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these...

Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these religious matters which were certainly at hand in the uprisings and jihad which were of course the basis for the Mahdiyya, I must admit that I do not...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 07:42 PM
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Views: 639
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but...

Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but interested in the history of the weapons. I would be very concerned about firing of such an old pistol, but it seems a consensus among the gun guys that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Underhammer boot leg pistol

These are relatively little known single shot percussion pistols of around 1830s to 1860, which were apparently used in Maine, primarily by lumber jacks and loggers on the rivers and the mill towns....
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, thank you so much for this information...

Victrix, thank you so much for this information and these links!
Like you, I will not be able to read these, but always hope for good images and sometimes English captions. The Swedish Arms & Armor...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting Rajasthani tulwar, most certainly...

Interesting Rajasthani tulwar, most certainly late 19th c. but these are hard to date as they were of course in use by style many years. Those stamped markings would not designate a state, in fact it...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Fernando!! Fascinating detail,...

Thank you so much Fernando!! Fascinating detail, and certainly adds great dimension to the circumstances of this pistol.....you are always a super slueth at finding this stuff! Very much appreciated,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 10:10 PM
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Views: 2,501
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Joe, Actually that particular marking on the...

Hi Joe,
Actually that particular marking on the kaskara would be considered mostly not connected to the discussion on the interesting sword you posted in the OP.
While it reflects a degree of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By Jim McDougall
Im really glad I could help Stu, it a fascinating...

Im really glad I could help Stu, it a fascinating example!
The hide if I am not mistaken is the 'monitor lizard' or Waran (genus Varanus, Ar, =varan, lizard)., which is apparently quite totemic...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Rick! I dont have access to...

Thanks very much Rick!
I dont have access to the pistol right now, but I really appreciate your insights!
Actually I was attracted to the pistol because of the obvious notion of ancestral...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely Ian, and I was remiss in not...

Absolutely Ian, and I was remiss in not mentioning those, which honestly furnished some of the most important detail on the production of kaskara and their characteristics with variations. What I...
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