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Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2022, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for this follow up! What is...

Thank you so much for this follow up!
What is intriguing about this sword is that this very early rapier blade has clearly enjoyed a long working life as the form of the small sword hilt seems...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2022, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne thank you so much for adding that,...

Wayne thank you so much for adding that, Washington's colichemarde, very notable! Stuart Mowbray co authored a book on Washington;s swords. It is interesting to see just how important the 'culture of...
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2022, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks Wayne, Actually I am not certain about...

Thanks Wayne,
Actually I am not certain about lengths of these blades' generality, but the initial course of their development with the widened forte for parry, and the foible remaining narrow for...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you again! In a 1927 paper I found that...

Thank you again!
In a 1927 paper I found that in the northwest colonial regions of Mexico and New Mexico small swords were present, and one of the forms was colichemarde. I have yet to find more,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Midelburgo, wonderfully done synopsis...

Thank you Midelburgo, wonderfully done synopsis of this very esoteric material, and important insights to the complex and mysterious practice of this type fencing system.
I have come across come of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th January 2022, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for this thoughtful and...

Thank you so much for this thoughtful and perfectly explained response and for the kind words.
In posting this I honestly was less than optimistic for responses. The fencing topic alone is...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2022, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Fencing, Dueling and Rapiers in Spanish Colonial California

In the colonies of New Spain from the 17th century until Mexico won its independence in 1821, the sword had its presence in numerous variations throughout, and seems to maintained its place in...
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