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Forum: European Armoury Today, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Spot on! The term 'colichemarde' term is entirely...

Spot on! The term 'colichemarde' term is entirely with respect to the blade, as the hilt forms are the same as on the small swords of the period. The term is apocryphal but the alignment with the...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think that is a pretty likely possibility, and...

I think that is a pretty likely possibility, and while I am far from being a metal fabricator, it seems logical that rather than the individual placement of guard components into a slot in the...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
There are various explanations for the term...

There are various explanations for the term 'katzbalger', in which the term 'katz' seems typically of course to refer to cat, and while balger seems to refer to fight in varied senses there seems to...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is really interesting Peter! and I had never...

This is really interesting Peter! and I had never heard of this 'Lockerbie Lick'! I always wonder at the many localized idioms used to describe these sword fighting 'tricks'. It seems the Scots had...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I would be inclined to go with what Will noted,...

I would be inclined to go with what Will noted, as the elements of this hilt correspond loosely with European hussar sabers, but seem more rudimentary.
American sword cutlers were producing swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think what is important here,from our...

I think what is important here,from our perspective as students of arms and armor is this insight into the fascinating history of Oman and Zanzibar and how these weapons, in particular the Omani...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2022, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
That makes sense, perhaps Jeffries, who was known...

That makes sense, perhaps Jeffries, who was known making British dragoon hilt swords might have followed that course, but it changed as he is known to have produced the '1759' patterns.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2022, 03:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Will, Thats what I suspected, that there...

Thanks Will, Thats what I suspected, that there would be some cases of holdouts, but in periods up to 1750s, there was a propensity for the ring on the developed basket hilt types. My example seems...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2022, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
No, the American (Potter) in 1778 was unusual in...

No, the American (Potter) in 1778 was unusual in copying the earlier British form. These rings were on many British basket hilt types shown in Mazansky, Darling, Neumann et al. up to about mid 1750s...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2022, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Pommel Ring on British Dragoon Swords 18th c.

With the dragoon swords that evolved for British cavalry from the basket hilt forms of Scotland in the first part of the 18th century, it seems that the guard shields were welded to a ring, which...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2022, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
18th Century British dragoon swords-pommel ring

I posted this mid 18th century British dragoon sword a while back, and have had the opinion this may be an early version of the 'four slot guard' which became so well known on British cavalry swords...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2022, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
So with that example with dramatic curved blade,...

So with that example with dramatic curved blade, then this one which is of course not with ivory grip etc, I have always thought was an officers, is likely cavalry ?
I got this back in those days...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2022, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As they say here in Texas, 'well,....there ya...

As they say here in Texas, 'well,....there ya go!" !!
Stunning examples, and perfectly illustrating cavalry examples with ivory hilts.

The one with the deeply curved blade, rifle company?
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2022, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well said, those dress swords of the infantry and...

Well said, those dress swords of the infantry and cavalry for officers, which were more of a 'heavy' version of civilian small sword type hilts, were not held in particularly high esteem by officers....
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2022, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Good points, while I am of course thinking of the...

Good points, while I am of course thinking of the British model 1796 temporally, I should elaborate and qualify exactly which nationality, model etc. despite the context of the discussion.
I had...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree, there are many 'notions' in the...

I agree, there are many 'notions' in the collecting game, and the dealers poured gas on those fires to cash in just as you say. As with most cases of items whose provenance has been compromised, and...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for fixing Jims mistake,...

Thank you so much for fixing Jims mistake, actually I opened the new thread as the misplaced one was not yet moved. Your skills at these technical adjustments are amazing. Now I'll go take another...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
British saber-Napoleonic? Naval?

This is an officers saber of the stirrup hilt M1796 style and appears British, though the squared sword knot fixture on the guard apparently for sword knot seems unusual.
It seems to have been gilt...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=fernando;276659]Jim, are you intentionally...

[QUOTE=fernando;276659]Jim, are you intentionally posting this nice saber in the Ethno forum, and intentionally omitting pictures of the (quote) "strange fixture on the guard which seems to be to...
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 02:40 AM
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Views: 2,193
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you CC, I totally missed your response. ...

Thank you CC, I totally missed your response.
Solingen did seem most obliging in producing blades with whatever identifying markings or phrases were favored or required by clientele.
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jim McDougall
Napoleonic saber-Naval ?

This saber of M1796 light cavalry form seems British of course, but it seems unusual in having been gilt bronze, ivory grip, and a strange fixture on the guard which seems to be to hold a sword knot....
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 856
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Peter! That really deepens the texture...

Thank you Peter! That really deepens the texture of these border regions in this more complex understanding. MOST interesting! Thank you.
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2022, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
An interesting item I found as I continue...

An interesting item I found as I continue researching aspects of the Reivers topic,refers to the term 'marches'.

I discovered that 'marches' refer to the regional divisions of border territories...
Forum: European Armoury 28th November 2022, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
In the varying terrains of these regions the...

In the varying terrains of these regions the tactics would be pretty dependent on conditions and type of terrain as Peter has noted. It seems another of the most deterring factors in mounted attack...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2022, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
With the 'assembled' nature of these organized...

With the 'assembled' nature of these organized groups of 'reivers', while there was a typical range of weaponry and dress, there were no regulations or standards, so 'anything was possible'....
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