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Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 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: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 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 13th June 2021, 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: 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: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 08:26 PM
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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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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
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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
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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...
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