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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate. ...

Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate.
Clauberg sold blades and swords to the U.S. firms of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham and W.H.Horstmann who were outfitters for military officers.
While...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while...

Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while charging. I can tell you however the effect Drambuie has on judgement from the night of 'spirited' music ( I think Aerosmith) and Drambuie in my...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!

LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
No problem Jose, I find myself in the same...

No problem Jose, I find myself in the same situation in discussions on the edged weapons of SE Asia, Indonesia and the Phillipines. Its all in areas with which we are most familiar. To many, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2021, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was...

Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was one of the suggested possible purposes mentioned in some of the literature, it seems Ive seen it mentioned a couple of times. I dont think this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Will thank you very much for coming in on this,...

Will thank you very much for coming in on this, and especially for reminding me of the 'Wyatt' saber. Its amazing how long we've been discussing that most interesting sword.
Even more amazing is the...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well...

Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well observed as always.
There has always been a good deal of consternation over finding a pragmatic purpose for these oval rings. In most cases it...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very much in agreement with these comments. As...

Very much in agreement with these comments. As Mark observes most likely a lowland noble represented in 18th century fashion. With the element of a degree of artistic 'license' (or lack of distinct...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for...

The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for British cavalry after 1750.
While British cavalry swords were typically with single edged blades, there were always exceptions of course.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much for adding this compendium of...

Thanks very much for adding this compendium of modern markings. It is interesting to see how these long venerated markings have been used in a traditional sense in these firms.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Oval Ring in Scottish Basket hilts

In the mid 18th century, various forms of Scottish basket hilts were produced for Scots in the British army units. These were produced in the 'garrison' towns in Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh etc. and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2021, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Cathey, this is truly a superb example with the...

Cathey, this is truly a superb example with the koftgari and profuse botanical decoration in such great condition, as well observed by the others.

Tulwars are not only difficult to accurately...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually this is quite outside my normal field of...

Actually this is quite outside my normal field of study so I have learned a great deal here from the input from Mark, Victrix and Bryce as well as some very valuable private input from Mr. Richard...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard, thank you for sharing your personal...

Richard, thank you for sharing your personal research already completed, which is most interesting aligned with our guesses and suggestions here. This rather expands the body of detail we are...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard, thank you for this additional...

Richard, thank you for this additional information which is of course most interesting and salient to our efforts to properly identify this saber.
The Russian factor is certainly interesting and as...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2021, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Victrix, this is a brilliant catch! and the more...

Victrix, this is a brilliant catch! and the more I look at it and in comparison with this hilt, the more compelling I think this explanation is.,
The French were obsessed with ancient Egypt and the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 09:48 PM
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Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thats pretty interesting, and while most of these...

Thats pretty interesting, and while most of these neo classic themes on these officers swords in England and France seem based on Hercules, the chimera etc. ....the Egyptian theme was prevalent on...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Bryce. The Russians were heavily...

Well noted Bryce. The Russians were heavily copying French styles and patterns in uniforms and weapons. Not sure how all this was during the Napoleonic campaigns but just after they had many direct...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard, you are actually doing very well with...

Richard, you are actually doing very well with the English!
I will say again, and as previously noted, Mark's instincts (post #2) were spot on, this is French. I have it on good authority that the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
The British 'honor' sabers seem to have had the...

The British 'honor' sabers seem to have had the cutler's name RICHARD TEED engraved on the scabbard, with one exception, J.SALTER, also engraved in the same manner.
The blades were inscribed to the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
If we are talking about the Lloyds Patriotic Fund...

If we are talking about the Lloyds Patriotic Fund swords which were issued 1803-09 basically and most seem focused on Trafalgar, these have themes oriented around Greek mythology presumably meant...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
Here is a French saber of the period, note the...

Here is a French saber of the period, note the profile of the 'clipped point'.
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Jim McDougall
What an amazing book Rick!!! and all the more a...

What an amazing book Rick!!! and all the more a treasure as it belonged to your grandfather!
While these books were of course not the most reliable historically as they were still within almost the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted points, The blade is of 'clipped...

Well noted points,
The blade is of 'clipped point' style as I have mentioned. It is a type of point which evolved around mid 18th century. It appears in Gerhard Seifert's 1962 "Schwert Degen Sabel"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip, thank you so much for the great insights...

Philip, thank you so much for the great insights on this interesting sword, and it looks like the instincts the guys have noted here on these regional characteristics are well placed. My idea was a...
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