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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I am curious about the reference to Wagner. My...

I am curious about the reference to Wagner.
My copy "Cut & Thrust Weapons" (Prague, 1967) shows virtually this exact saber among Austrian swords as Hungarian mid 18th c. and with Pottenstein as...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As Ausjulius has pointed out, it appears that the...

As Ausjulius has pointed out, it appears that the example in the original post, which was a European yataghan type hanger from a 2012 thread (Longfellow) does appear to have its style derived from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2021, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for this thorough and...

Thank you so much for this thorough and fascinating information. I know I appreciate this kind of detail for further research, and that you took the time to compile all of this and present it here. ...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good points on influences, and European...

Very good points on influences, and European styles were indeed very much influenced by 'exotic' styling of the Middle East and Asia.
Actually I see what you mean on the particular guard I was...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bas, Thank you so much for this response,...

Hi Bas,
Thank you so much for this response, and for reaching me privately on the swords you mention involving Richard Dellar. Those two examples, apparently with sound provenance, perfectly answer...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Bas, The ANDREA FERARA suggests this blade...

Hi Bas,
The ANDREA FERARA suggests this blade has a 'heirloom' Scottish potential, as that name was a key tradition in the blades carried by Highlanders. It is understood that that term here...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 02:14 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
This is curious. The 1822/45 pattern has yarn...

This is curious. The 1822/45 pattern has yarn wrapped around the inside guard, which would seem to be to prevent chafing of the uniform while worn. But the purpose of the folding guard is said to be...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Jim McDougall
Great comparisons! It seems there was a lot of...

Great comparisons! It seems there was a lot of comingling in these developed alphabets for 'secret' or 'occult' use, and one can find remarkable similarities in the oddest or most remote...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree Bryce, the blades being made in the 1790s...

I agree Bryce, the blades being made in the 1790s were either hollow ground wide fuller, or the Montmorency type fullered blades typically used by Wooley. It does seem the fullering here may be of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th October 2021, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
GP, thank you SO very much for these amazing...

GP, thank you SO very much for these amazing titles and being so helpful with this important literature!
As you note, there is scant information on these Balkan weapons in the west, and many titles...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Victrix, It is indeed very curious as it...

Hi Victrix,

It is indeed very curious as it leaves the typical European sword realm and transcends into 'oriental', which was the trademark and character of the 'Pandour' styled forces using these...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2021, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Guys, these are all totally amazing swords! and...

Guys, these are all totally amazing swords! and Bryce and Will I was glad to see you guys come in as you are pretty much specialized in this field of British regulation swords.

I see what you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th October 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,517
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent synopsis GP, while the Pandours were...

Excellent synopsis GP, while the Pandours were indeed a specific group of diverse ethnicities formed into auxiliary forces for the armies of Maria Theresa in the wars of Spanish Succession in mid...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is more bizarre than I thought. This is a...

This is more bizarre than I thought. This is a heavy cavalry M1796 sword scabbard of the standard troopers form, also of the 'ladder hilt' pattern carried by officers.
Apparently in little known...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
The dusagge, or often termed 'Sinclair saber' of...

The dusagge, or often termed 'Sinclair saber' of North Europe was indeed the inspiration for the basket hilt which apparently actually came into Britain, before evolving into the Scottish basket...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Robert, and for the additional...

Thank you Robert, and for the additional explanation. Quite honestly the swordsmanship and HEMA factors are quite unknown to me overall, though I have a degree of familiarity. I find it all quite...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ive been trying to determine more on these...

Ive been trying to determine more on these fencing circumstances, and while I was aware of the sword exercises for the cavalry of 1790, I had thought these carried well into the 19th c. These were of...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Jim McDougall
The balance issues as you have noted sound more...

The balance issues as you have noted sound more in line with what I would have expected, and I think I was more impressed with actually seeing it in person, but not in the necessary holding postures....
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an absolutely beautiful sword, and it...

This is an absolutely beautiful sword, and it does not seem we see many of these. The video is excellent as well, as it shows how well this sword responds to handling, it seems very well balanced.
...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fantastic Udo! Thank you so much! I have had...

Fantastic Udo! Thank you so much!
I have had this sword for a long time, but never had the diligence to follow up on this cypher on the blade.
I had thought this to be French from one of these...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Jim McDougall
Example of form in 2012 thread

This example just posted by Eftihis in Ethnographic on 2012 thread updates and perfectly illustrates that these unusual yataghan style swords were not simply 'one off', but were apparently produced...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Jim McDougall
My example of European yataghan, believed French

This example as in the one in original post, was acquired many years ago, and though I do not have dimensions at the moment, it is a substantial blade in recurved yataghan style with more length than...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Jim McDougall
European 'yataghans'

The best thing about our forums is the phenomenal material, examples and discussions over these many years, and that our archives have become a treasure trove for research.
I always enjoy seeing...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Robert, Thank you for coming in. I am not...

Hi Robert,
Thank you for coming in. I am not sure what you mean about the side bars being lowered , for wrist extension for thrust? I'm afraid I am not aware of any such intention, nor any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Jim McDougall
I really like this perspective Ed, and perfectly...

I really like this perspective Ed, and perfectly expressed as always.
I have never cared much for the dismissive classification 'tourist' , though I know many pieces are pretty awful in their...
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