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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th September 2021, 02:42 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Ed, Actually when I began writing on...

Thanks Ed,
Actually when I began writing on these forums over 20 years ago, Mostly I just wanted to learn from other guys involved in studying the same weapons I was interested in. I have never...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2021, 11:59 PM
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Views: 923
Posted By Jim McDougall
All this from a simple query asking for images of...

All this from a simple query asking for images of an Indian warrior wearing a khanjharli dagger, and an accompanying photo with a Sikh said to be with one.

Personally, while i do not have formal...
Forum: European Armoury 24th September 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Right Capn, Paul MacDonald of Edinburgh, who...

Right Capn,
Paul MacDonald of Edinburgh, who was the one who restored Rob Roys sword in 2007, has an outstanding reputation as a sword restorer, but as a Master of Arms swordsman. This venture...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 06:22 PM
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Views: 923
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ian, I want to thank you for this wonderfully...

Ian, I want to thank you for this wonderfully explained synopsis of these seemingly complex research systems, which even I, as a lay person, can understand. As a non-academic, that is without...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ian. I have found more toward the...

Thank you Ian.
I have found more toward the Vijayanagara connection from a query on this I relayed to a personal friend who is an established authority on Indian arms. He notes that finding artwork...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting approach to the philosophical...

Interesting approach to the philosophical perspectives in research.
I think questions are inherent to research, investigation, and study. I am by far no academic, but have always been curious, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wow! Wayne, how the heck did ya catch this...

Wow! Wayne, how the heck did ya catch this one.....the scope of your very eclectic knowledge is amazing! nicely done!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jim McDougall
If I may, not to detract from the banter, and...

If I may, not to detract from the banter, and following Ian in returning to objectivity, I think possibly this entire situation is partly 'name game' and partly a variant form from one to another.
...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Jim McDougall
While I claim no special knowledge on small...

While I claim no special knowledge on small swords, I have been familiar with Aylward and notes on these passim, and whenever I see 'cut steel' I think of Matthew Boulton.

I found the photo of...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Always good to be skeptical, as it leads to...

Always good to be skeptical, as it leads to further study and discovery of more compelling evidence. Typically with things historical, there is seldom a final word or conclusion. I have always...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2021, 06:50 PM
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Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
I have been trying to find a photo of Rob Roy's...

I have been trying to find a photo of Rob Roy's sword, but images online are pretty dismal. I do know that Master of Arms Paul MacDonald of Edinburgh restored it in 2007, and I communicated with him...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Jim McDougall
Drac, all of the suggestions you have made are...

Drac, all of the suggestions you have made are perfectly well placed, and exactly the circumstances I would have thought. The problem of theatrical weapons has always presented a complete conundrum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Jim McDougall
Gifting a weapon was of course 'ceremonial' , no...

Gifting a weapon was of course 'ceremonial' , no matter if privately done or in an event with fanfare. I am thinking of an inscription as a means of identification or ownership. If in circumstances...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jim McDougall
In the original post, Dima has used the word...

In the original post, Dima has used the word 'supposedly' to describe the presence of a khanjharli in the photo. This would suggest to me that he is not the one claiming the mysterious weapon in the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
I wanted to add some notes on these basket hilts...

I wanted to add some notes on these basket hilts for perspective. The first is my own basket hilt, which was found in an estate sale in Maryland some years ago. This is of course the Glasgow style...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jim McDougall
While the discussion has gotten a bit off course,...

While the discussion has gotten a bit off course, I just wanted to note that the image of this Sikh warrior in the original post is fascinating. Despite the purpose of the image to illustrate the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jim McDougall
An interesting question, and quite honestly I had...

An interesting question, and quite honestly I had never realized the apparent absence of this particular weapon in images of Indian warriors. While this is an amazing image of a Sikh warrior, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Jim McDougall
I see what you mean, but as I had suggested, this...

I see what you mean, but as I had suggested, this may well be a personally inscribed weapon, and regardless of the 'official' designation of the regiment, this is a 'casual' application, written in...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
The presence of 'foreign' swords in the colonies,...

The presence of 'foreign' swords in the colonies, and in America through the Revolution, and Civil War is well established, as seen in the amazingly comprehensive "Swords and Blades of the American...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
What I meant was that in the 19th century with...

What I meant was that in the 19th century with all the fervor over all things Scottish many old hilts were remounted with old blades, mostly German of course, which were still circulating around. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Jim McDougall
If these names are not confusing enough, the...

If these names are not confusing enough, the complexity of British regimental naming, numbering and amalgamations is over the top!

In entries I found that Capt. Kalu Thapa went to Shillong (NE...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
That the basket hilt had a long presence in the...

That the basket hilt had a long presence in the American colonies has no doubt. Scots and Irish, hence Scotch-Irish, had been coming to America, and in the Carolinas for some time, and were in place...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Jim McDougall
While kukri's are far from my fields of study, I...

While kukri's are far from my fields of study, I had occasion to try to learn more on them many years back, and had several great communications for the late Byron Farwell ("The Gurkhas", 1984)....
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, as we, along with so many others, are...

Capn, as we, along with so many others, are passionate students of history and these amazing weapons, I share your outrage intensely. It is impossible to study these things without being exposed to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just as intriging are the sheer numer of baskets...

Just as intriging are the sheer numer of baskets absent from the field of Culloden after the battle. In other words, despite the massive numbers of fallen Scots, others retrieved their baskets and...
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