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Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Robert and Will, thank you very much. After...

Robert and Will, thank you very much. After checking further in copies of "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912" (Richard Dellar, 2013) and "Swords of the British Army" (Brian Robson, 1985) I can...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Wayne! It does seem there was a...

Thank you Wayne! It does seem there was a variance in the equipment of the different units of course, though the M1821 light cavalry saber was prevalent (along with the M1822 for officers) both three...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Richard thank you for responding! and this is a...

Richard thank you for responding! and this is a great illustration of the allegory with this phrase, which is of course also Biblical. It most definitely brought forth the impact Tennyson intended...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2022, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for the elucidation Philip, I'm afraid...

Thank you for the elucidation Philip, I'm afraid my unfamiliarity with firearms has been revealed. However, my working knowledge has some viability, and I know the percussion system was not around...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2022, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Udo :) Sounds pretty obscure and...

Thank you Udo :)
Sounds pretty obscure and expensive.........the search begins. Your endorsement is motivating, so as Holmes would say, "the games afoot!".
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2022, 04:18 PM
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Views: 1,560
Posted By Jim McDougall
That is absolutely wonderful and detailed...

That is absolutely wonderful and detailed information Victrix! Thank you so much, and for listing the reference source. I know that Seitz is an excellent source for weapons from these regions but...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 09:20 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By Jim McDougall
The Charge

The fateful charge into the 'Valley of Death' resulted from an unfortunate misinterpretation of a written order from the commanding officer of the British cavalry which was carried to the ranking...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 08:08 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By Jim McDougall
Valley of the Shadow of Death

This epithet used by Lord Tennyson in his immortal poem of December 1854 evokes Psalm 23 and the phrase used by British soldiers in the Crimea telling of the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' October 25,...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 05:49 PM
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Views: 1,560
Posted By Jim McDougall
This is an amazing Scottish basket hilt of latter...

This is an amazing Scottish basket hilt of latter 17th c. and it seems had multiple kings head stamps in linear progression, which was another of the variable applications using this mark. Obviously...
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much Merenti. Looking forward to...

Thank you so much Merenti. Looking forward to hearing more on your insights from your research, and very pertinent topic.
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Good catch Udo!!! What reference is this!? I...

Good catch Udo!!!
What reference is this!? I must have it :) it surely leaves the standard compendiums in the dust.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2022, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
With all the compelling and interesting entries...

With all the compelling and interesting entries supporting an assemblage made in India and the very intriguing suggestions by Wayne noting the kothimora, I am inclined to agree. As I have noted...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
While the focus on makers marks, specifically the...

While the focus on makers marks, specifically the 'konigskopf' (=kings head), is in some sense a digression, it is salient in some manner as pertains to these sword forms.

The 'kings head' is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Again, this is most interesting, and while it...

Again, this is most interesting, and while it seems over years on occasion I have seen swords identified as "Saxon' but simply regarded it as as a term of heightened specificity over the more general...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much for the heads up on this book!...

Thank you so much for the heads up on this book! Looks pretty essential for sword study that would greatly accompany these others. Sounds like it would be valuable for Merenti in his research as...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think I found which reference you mean. I was...

I think I found which reference you mean. I was going through Norman (1980) looking through the pommels chapter for anything described as Saxon, as well as indexes but found nothing with that...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Theres a book just on sword pommels? As...

Theres a book just on sword pommels?
As pommels were often acquired by cutlers and armorers who assembled swords from individual vendors it seems like it would be hard to distinguish specific...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2022, 08:10 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting question, not sure which specific...

Interesting question, not sure which specific Saxon classification, which edged weapons, which period and regions, but I'm sure most of these categories are still collected. Do you mean German swords...
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Jim McDougall
Really interesting, these British bilobate hilts!...

Really interesting, these British bilobate hilts!
The hilt in the 2nd photo looks like one of the heart shaped '1751' hangers while the more ornate bilobate (figure 8) in the first and the pommel in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Jim McDougall
While I know little on firearms overall, it seems...

While I know little on firearms overall, it seems to me that (from what examples I can find online) the 'pistol butt' style, if you took away the 'stock' has a certain resemblance to a traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Jim McDougall
I was thinking that, as I saw the throat oriented...

I was thinking that, as I saw the throat oriented different than the chape as the leaves would be pointed downward on the throat as held upright. It is confusing as many discussions over the years on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Jim McDougall
It has always been my understanding that a sword...

It has always been my understanding that a sword is viewed being held upright, not downward as when worn. However looking at the vegetal pattern on the throat it does seem the leaves are pointing...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think that is a good suggestion Richard, and...

I think that is a good suggestion Richard, and the 'Parker Field' note well placed, though these police weapons were more austere. As Mark has noted, the issuance type markings would not be found on...
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,095
Posted By Jim McDougall
Sadly, a very well known ploy that has been used...

Sadly, a very well known ploy that has been used as long as I can remember. While many dealers take in all manner of 'offal' in trades and of course sell the choice pieces for the expected return,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th September 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Jim McDougall
European artisans were copying 'oriental' styling...

European artisans were copying 'oriental' styling in sword mountings in the 18th century, especially with dark background and silver themes from the orient (shakudo and Tonquinese hilted small...
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