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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:20 PM
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The Charge

The fateful charge into the 'Valley of Death' resulted from an unfortunate misinterpretation of a written order from the commanding officer of the British cavalry which was carried to the ranking...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Valley of the Shadow of Death

This epithet used by Lord Tennyson in his immortal poem of December 1854 evokes Psalm 23 and the phrase used by British soldiers in the Crimea telling of the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' October 25,...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an amazing Scottish basket hilt of latter...

This is an amazing Scottish basket hilt of latter 17th c. and it seems had multiple kings head stamps in linear progression, which was another of the variable applications using this mark. Obviously...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Merenti. Looking forward to...

Thank you so much Merenti. Looking forward to hearing more on your insights from your research, and very pertinent topic.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Good catch Udo!!! What reference is this!? I...

Good catch Udo!!!
What reference is this!? I must have it :) it surely leaves the standard compendiums in the dust.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
With all the compelling and interesting entries...

With all the compelling and interesting entries supporting an assemblage made in India and the very intriguing suggestions by Wayne noting the kothimora, I am inclined to agree. As I have noted...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While the focus on makers marks, specifically the...

While the focus on makers marks, specifically the 'konigskopf' (=kings head), is in some sense a digression, it is salient in some manner as pertains to these sword forms.

The 'kings head' is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, this is most interesting, and while it...

Again, this is most interesting, and while it seems over years on occasion I have seen swords identified as "Saxon' but simply regarded it as as a term of heightened specificity over the more general...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 02:11 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for the heads up on this book!...

Thank you so much for the heads up on this book! Looks pretty essential for sword study that would greatly accompany these others. Sounds like it would be valuable for Merenti in his research as...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think I found which reference you mean. I was...

I think I found which reference you mean. I was going through Norman (1980) looking through the pommels chapter for anything described as Saxon, as well as indexes but found nothing with that...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Theres a book just on sword pommels? As...

Theres a book just on sword pommels?
As pommels were often acquired by cutlers and armorers who assembled swords from individual vendors it seems like it would be hard to distinguish specific...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting question, not sure which specific...

Interesting question, not sure which specific Saxon classification, which edged weapons, which period and regions, but I'm sure most of these categories are still collected. Do you mean German swords...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2022, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Really interesting, these British bilobate hilts!...

Really interesting, these British bilobate hilts!
The hilt in the 2nd photo looks like one of the heart shaped '1751' hangers while the more ornate bilobate (figure 8) in the first and the pommel in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While I know little on firearms overall, it seems...

While I know little on firearms overall, it seems to me that (from what examples I can find online) the 'pistol butt' style, if you took away the 'stock' has a certain resemblance to a traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I was thinking that, as I saw the throat oriented...

I was thinking that, as I saw the throat oriented different than the chape as the leaves would be pointed downward on the throat as held upright. It is confusing as many discussions over the years on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
It has always been my understanding that a sword...

It has always been my understanding that a sword is viewed being held upright, not downward as when worn. However looking at the vegetal pattern on the throat it does seem the leaves are pointing...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think that is a good suggestion Richard, and...

I think that is a good suggestion Richard, and the 'Parker Field' note well placed, though these police weapons were more austere. As Mark has noted, the issuance type markings would not be found on...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Sadly, a very well known ploy that has been used...

Sadly, a very well known ploy that has been used as long as I can remember. While many dealers take in all manner of 'offal' in trades and of course sell the choice pieces for the expected return,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 05:35 PM
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Views: 496
Posted By Jim McDougall
European artisans were copying 'oriental' styling...

European artisans were copying 'oriental' styling in sword mountings in the 18th century, especially with dark background and silver themes from the orient (shakudo and Tonquinese hilted small...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting looking, must be a cool shop! A...

Interesting looking, must be a cool shop!
A genuine Maximilian style harness like this complete arrangement (most sets of harness are composite at best) would command a small fortune. While I know...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 03:11 AM
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Views: 496
Posted By Jim McDougall
While these 'sickle marks' are typically referred...

While these 'sickle marks' are typically referred to as 'Genoan' that is from the numbers of North Italian blades with these marks that came out of Genoa as it was a port exporting them. Some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, the terminologies in Indian swords are...

Again, the terminologies in Indian swords are probably even more complex and convoluted than even most other ethnographic weapon forms, where in some cases it has been suggested that with many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Jim McDougall
Indian sword terminology is challenging, at best....

Indian sword terminology is challenging, at best.
If I have understood correctly, a sword with Hindu basket hilt and with a curved blade is termed 'kirach'. If it is with straight blade it is termed...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd September 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is certainly an anomaly, and the character...

This is certainly an anomaly, and the character of the blade fullers resembles in. degree those of many of the mortuary type swords assembled in these periods during the English civil wars.

There...
Forum: European Armoury 21st September 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well, this is really a puzzler! Going through...

Well, this is really a puzzler!
Going through all the standard references; Wallace Coll., Lenciewicz, Gyngell, Gardner, Kinman there is no record of a 'tree' like this........only in Kinman (p.110)...
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