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Forum: European Armoury Today, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
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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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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
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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
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Views: 125
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
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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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Views: 480
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: 3
Views: 167
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
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Views: 480
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...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Just viewed the movie scenes from "The Duelists"...

Just viewed the movie scenes from "The Duelists" (1977), which was a fantastic movie! one of my favorites. Actually, I saw it in the theater in 1977 when it came out, and I was actually talking...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 07:57 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
The cut vs. thrust note was quite accurate and...

The cut vs. thrust note was quite accurate and the thrust invariably did result in fatality mostly as the puncture of organs, hemorrhaging and peritonitis resulted. Napoleon was said to have called...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
It is hard to place hard numbers on sword type...

It is hard to place hard numbers on sword type based on surviving examples or holdings in museums or collections, so estimating the actual presence of the colichemarde in circulation as discussed can...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 298
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent topic! Deriving from the discussion...

Excellent topic!
Deriving from the discussion of the 'colichmarde' blade, which in generally held tradition was named for the Count von Konigsmark of Sweden. This soldier of fortune had come to...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Jim McDougall
This response by Keith is virtually 'the tip of...

This response by Keith is virtually 'the tip of the iceberg' regarding the true history of these swords and types he has uncovered in the several years he has been researching for his book on the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very nice example, and I would agree, early 18th...

Very nice example, and I would agree, early 18th century most probably, and French if so assessed. I'm not sure of the Lhost reference, but have no reason to disagree as he is a well regarded writer...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
A fascinating example, and indeed cut steel type...

A fascinating example, and indeed cut steel type maxime, probably English and 1790s. It was the sunset of the small sword, but its influences held in the hilt stylings in numbers of military swords...
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