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Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2023, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Udo, THANK YOU! so much. In the many years I...

Udo, THANK YOU! so much.
In the many years I have had this sword, many naysayers have discounted this mark as being from BOUTET, citing his proclivity to firearms and weapons of high end etc. This...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2023, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I didnt take it that you were, but wanted to...

I didnt take it that you were, but wanted to explain the perspective often taken by many in regard to hunting swords. Actually I figured you already knew the true character of them, but were...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2023, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
What is needed here is perspective, The HUNT,...

What is needed here is perspective,
The HUNT, in these times was not just for procurement of food, or the sporting event of modern times, but was typically a gala ritual for individuals of high...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2023, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Into the ether: From Wagner (1967, plate 31)...

Into the ether:

From Wagner (1967, plate 31) an Austrian hussar saber c. 1700, with scabbard mounts pierced with heart shaped cutouts,

"..the makers of these weapons were usually gypsies,...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2023, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Pandour Officers saber c.1747

In keeping with the 'Pandour' aspect of the style of markings on these blades, this example shows the type of saber, termed Hungarian (but of course Austro-Hungarian) used by the officers of these...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2023, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Swordlover, there you have the exact scenario...

Swordlover, there you have the exact scenario discussed, clearly this is of the French blade 'fourbusiers' (cutlers) and the various magic and military panoply based themes that have become...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd December 2023, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Udo, thank you for adding those most important...

Udo, thank you for adding those most important pages from Buigne & Lhoste!

I wanted to add the sword I posted a couple of years ago, and that you identified the monogram on the blade as that of...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2023, 11:19 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Akanthus, great stuff on von Trenck! He was quite...

Akanthus, great stuff on von Trenck! He was quite a bad boy, and his troops became pretty terrible with their depredations as they went a bit overboard with 'foraging'. The pandour units were...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2023, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Spot on Norman! This style of blade decoration...

Spot on Norman!
This style of blade decoration was extremely popular in Nantes, particularly by the purveyor Caissagnard as I understand, following similar 'oriental' fashions in Eastern Europe. ...
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2023, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ian :)

Thank you Ian :)
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2023, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
May I request that this thread move to European? ...

May I request that this thread move to European?

As Norman has well noted, this is a European sword, possibly a hunting hanger as used by jagers, which were specially formed light infantry units....
Forum: European Armoury 29th November 2023, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As noted, these kinds of decorative blade themes...

As noted, these kinds of decorative blade themes are from European regions in the mid 18th to early 19th centuries, as the oriental mystique became popular in military units emulating the notorious...
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