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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Absolutely! my pleasure, glad I could be of some...

Absolutely! my pleasure, glad I could be of some help. It is a great subject area, and always learning.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Nihl, this is an incredibly unique item!! and...

Nihl, this is an incredibly unique item!! and with remarkably exotic character.
I very much agree with Marius' well described observations, especially with the fact that like many ethnographic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Well noted Richard, I recall having a couple of...

Well noted Richard, I recall having a couple of those 'MOLE' marked tulwars years ago and always thought them most interesting. I believe there were considerable others that were unmarked (I think...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Nihl, we are all 'students' of this most...

Nihl, we are all 'students' of this most intriguing field, and constantly learning. That is what is most important, as we share observations, notes, ideas and examples we all advance in the shared...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Cathey, this is truly an anomaly, and you're spot...

Cathey, this is truly an anomaly, and you're spot on with the 'pioneer' attribution in my opinion. These 'saw back' weapons were key to these engineer units for utility in constructing field...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
[QUOTE=Kubur;262367]Well I agree but this...

[QUOTE=Kubur;262367]Well I agree but this statment applies to at least of 80% of ethno swords, not only Indian ones...:cool:
From Takouba to Katana[/QUOTE

Very well noted, in the ethnographic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2021, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I am with Nihl on this, and this is pretty much...

I am with Nihl on this, and this is pretty much the well known styling on many tulwar hilts from Rajasthan, as noted the Rajputs are known to have had these sharply defined bulge in center grip. ...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 01:42 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Add photos

Adding the photo for previous post as unable to find manage photos attachment in edit.
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2021, 10:27 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The 'Transylvanian knot', if I understand...

The 'Transylvanian knot', if I understand correctly, is simply an idiom describing a phrase or group of symbols or words in acronym or combinations thereof which are intended as talismanic or magical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually that would be pretty unheard of as most...

Actually that would be pretty unheard of as most countries jealously guard their antiquities, and while this common tulwar is of course, not a national treasure, it would be quite unnecessary to keep...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Jim McDougall
Great link Will!! Thank you!! I had no idea the...

Great link Will!! Thank you!!
I had no idea the survival rate on these was so low. I actually think I got this one from Norm about 20 years or so ago, who can remember these days!
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Dmitry! good tip on this. The...

Thanks very much Dmitry! good tip on this.
The 'Transylvanian knot' is basically a colloquial term for magic/occult/talismanic wording and symbols found on some Eastern European blades. I have never...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very well said Fernando. When we created the...

Very well said Fernando. When we created the "European Armory' the goal was to expand the scope of discussions outside the 'ethnographic' category, and quite honestly, as we figured the scope, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is actually a very good point, in which...

That is actually a very good point, in which sector should the topic of American weaponry be placed? As you well note, as my Colt is a 'London' Colt, it can easily be placed in the European armoury....
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wild Bill Hickok and his pistols

In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills in Dakota Territory, much to the dismay of the Lakota Indians, as the lands were granted to be theirs by treaty, and people poured in to seek their...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th April 2021, 05:32 PM
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Views: 1,064
Posted By Jim McDougall
Shayde, thank you for this article, and I think...

Shayde, thank you for this article, and I think it is pretty compelling evidence.
These kinds of coinage were certainly not the kind of currency found about in colonial America in those times....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi David, This is both interesting, and...

Hi David,
This is both interesting, and horrifying. Where does this happen, and under what circumstances? I know that China, along with many countries, forbids the export of antiquities, though of...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,132
Posted By Jim McDougall
Bryce, Thank you so much for adding the rest of...

Bryce,
Thank you so much for adding the rest of this most salient article.
What I find confusing, much as the authors support, is just what was the 'Prussian' pattern? It seems the 'Spanish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Jim McDougall
Im glad you're here too !!! Thank you for...

Im glad you're here too !!!
Thank you for sharing these items.
As I am a historian, not much a collector, items like this which are virtually untouched and in pretty rough condition are like gold!...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th April 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jim McDougall
These letters and numbers are associated with...

These letters and numbers are associated with administrative functions in the British Raj, and have to do with 'rack' or issue numbers to whatever regiment, unit, or other type force with which it...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Sir!

Thank you Sir!
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Philip! as always your insights into so...

Thank you Philip! as always your insights into so many aspects of arms are always remarkable, and it is always more exciting to have these kinds of details to fully appreciate ones treasured weapons....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these...

Ed and Kubur, absolutely intriguing on these religious matters which were certainly at hand in the uprisings and jihad which were of course the basis for the Mahdiyya, I must admit that I do not...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but...

Thank you Ian! No, I am not a 'shooter' :) but interested in the history of the weapons. I would be very concerned about firing of such an old pistol, but it seems a consensus among the gun guys that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Jim McDougall
Underhammer boot leg pistol

These are relatively little known single shot percussion pistols of around 1830s to 1860, which were apparently used in Maine, primarily by lumber jacks and loggers on the rivers and the mill towns....
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