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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Dat Man, thank you so much for what I can only...

Dat Man, thank you so much for what I can only describe as a resounding ! response! You are quite modest as obviously you are extremely experienced with these weapons and the peoples in these region....
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hello Datman, Welcome to the discussion! and...

Hello Datman,
Welcome to the discussion! and I'm glad you joined us. I am intrigued by your assertion, to say the least, and anxious to hear more on what groups comprise East Georgians, and what...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much again guys, I really...

Thank you very much again guys, I really appreciate all these insights and suggestions. Again, I am far out of my element here, but am learning a great deal and while continuing my own research...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you guys!! I am thinking too, something in...

Thank you guys!! I am thinking too, something in the Hindu realm.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=Ian;263576]Hi Jim, What a nice piece...

[QUOTE=Ian;263576]Hi Jim,

What a nice piece and the face strikes me as very unusual on a pedang lurus. Such a clear representation of a human face on the hilt and scabbard seems antithetical to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Ian, This is a wonderful piece, and most...

Hi Ian,
This is a wonderful piece, and most interesting is the way you explain in detail the significance of the elements and how estimations or assessments are arrived at with the weapon.
As a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
These are among the most intriguing Caucasian...

These are among the most intriguing Caucasian swords ever, and the actual form was used in mid to latter 18th c. though a degree of them were produced later as 'of the type'.
They are termed...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Capn! I finally dragged out my...

Thank you Capn!
I finally dragged out my Bashford Dean (1928), and I think Marius is right on the hanger in the OP.
Notes also from "Edged Weapons" , Frederick Wilkinson, 1970, p.94,
"...another...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nice digression Norman!!!! :) A glass of...

Very nice digression Norman!!!! :)
A glass of Drambuie up!!!! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Kubur, Thank you for the kind words, and well...

Kubur,
Thank you for the kind words, and well placed on the book by Dima, who is a very close friend of mine for years now, I am proud to say. I knew when he was writing the book, and had the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you, now I know what it is.

Thank you, now I know what it is.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Norman, We crossed posts. After 1786, the...

Hi Norman,
We crossed posts. After 1786, the infantry basically ceased wearing swords, except for officers and NCO's. As I had noted, infantry officers were not expected to enter into direct...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I did not realize you indeed meant the M1786...

I did not realize you indeed meant the M1786 infantry officer, and I had to retrace what I recalled from reading passim quite some time ago. I had somehow interpolate the shell guard M1796 cavalry...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Jens, Were you attaching a picture? Any...

Hi Jens,
Were you attaching a picture?
Any thoughts on this? I know you know tulwars better than anyone :) but thoughts on these sickle marks ? The ones on this example seem modern (20th c). while...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so very much Udo!! This looks like a...

Thank you so very much Udo!!
This looks like a most useful reference and great photos. I know what is meant by many of these publications only in the languages where published, but many have taken...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 04:12 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By Jim McDougall
As the Capn has astutely noted, that 'cap' over...

As the Capn has astutely noted, that 'cap' over the ricasso at the bottom of the guard does suggest 18th century. While these features may of course have extended into 19th in degree, it does lean to...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
"...a silver sword? well thou shalt have that too...

"...a silver sword? well thou shalt have that too , now hast thou everything".
-VANBRUGH, 1705



This is a beautiful example of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Here is an example of the similar type...

Here is an example of the similar type knife(example B) Jim Bowie used at the Sandbar fight, which was actually a blacksmiths rasp ( for shoeing horses) filed into a blade. It was given to him by...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th June 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Jim McDougall
As noted, Shamil was the leader of the Sufi...

As noted, Shamil was the leader of the Sufi Naqshbandi order in their resistance to invading Russian forces in what were often termed 'The Murid Wars' (Murid was the term for disciples in this...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Jim McDougall
Based on an example I have (attached), I would...

Based on an example I have (attached), I would say this is English, first quarter to mid 18th c. The blade on mine seems a cut down hanger blade, the fluer de lis, while suggesting French, also is...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As with most sword 'lore', things fall out of...

As with most sword 'lore', things fall out of context or become contrived to embellish or 'explain' various matters or items. In the duel noted here, Jarnac used a strike behind the knee which...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As well noted by Marius, the 'duels' shown in...

As well noted by Marius, the 'duels' shown in 'The Duelists' have NOTHING to do with sport fencing, though obviously training in the use of the sword was achieved through fencing. While technically...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As Ariel has noted, the 'industry' of creating...

As Ariel has noted, the 'industry' of creating representations of traditional weapons is well known in Afghanistan, particularly in Khyber and Northwest province regions, and has been since mid 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philippine Sword?

This is one Ive had for years, but really no idea what it is....the significance of the face etc. . Way not my area, so could use some help. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think I best qualify what I mean, 'modern'...

I think I best qualify what I mean, 'modern' suggests perhaps end of 19th c.
The hilt is indeed unusual with the quillons being this close in, a characteristic which in many ways reminds me of Arab...
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