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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I would imagine they would be most familiar to...

I would imagine they would be most familiar to you considering how long you have studied, but mostly I wanted to detail them here for readers who may be following this line of research. Naturally...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Its really hard to say which instance was more...

Its really hard to say which instance was more prevalent, and of course it depended greatly on when, where, and who. There were always attempts to regulate the proper use of markings by guilds etc....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks again so much Will! I really appreciate...

Thanks again so much Will!
I really appreciate this information, and as I mentioned, I bought this because it was so weird, but thinking it must have been some form of training sword.
When I saw...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
10th, A lot of these items are not only...

10th,
A lot of these items are not only baronial smoking room decorations, but often can be theatrical props. There was quite an industry of making these costume and prop items in the Victorian...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
In Harold Peterson, "The American Sword...

In Harold Peterson, "The American Sword 1775-1945", 1973, #120 is a Non-Regulation Staff & Field Officers Sword of Civil War (p.132-33).
This sword corresponds almost exactly to the example shown. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd August 2021, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Will, Thanks very much! I had not been aware...

Hi Will,
Thanks very much! I had not been aware of these being made as with your example, and very good point that the wood grip may well indicate India provenance. There was of course an Indian...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
On Spanish blades it was quite common to see the...

On Spanish blades it was quite common to see the name of the maker and his place of work placed in the fuller, but often certain letters were replaced with astrological symbols or magic associated...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I have been researching this since it was posted,...

I have been researching this since it was posted, and I heartily concur with the Cap'n's astute comments! I could not find any approximate match to the guard system, but as he has noted the lobed...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2021, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I do appreciate your humble assertion that I am...

I do appreciate your humble assertion that I am not capable of reading your post :), but I would point out again that I was addressing the typical CONTENT of the inscriptions often found on blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st August 2021, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
British military practice sword

This is an extremely esoteric topic, and while this is not 'ethnographic' it is most likely 'miscellaneous'. While it is 'associated' with the 'use' of swords, it is not permitted in that venue for...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you so much!!!! Its GREAT to see you...

Thank you so much!!!! Its GREAT to see you here!!!

That makes this sword so much better to know these insights and that the period is actually earlier by about a generation! As I was looking at...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Actually Fernando I have learned to read your...

Actually Fernando I have learned to read your posts very carefully so as not to infringe on your assessments. My attention was to the nature of the inscriptions and acronyms or names in them, which...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Glad to have you here, and well done on the work...

Glad to have you here, and well done on the work of your group identifying weapons and seeing that they are properly labeled. It is most important to those of us who have spent many years studying...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Good call Victrix (and image by Fernando) of the...

Good call Victrix (and image by Fernando) of the serpent mark, which is the 'biscione' (=grass snake) of Milan , attributed to makers in that location and apparently in neighboring centers such as...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2021, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
As an interesting aside, Clauburg was also...

As an interesting aside, Clauburg was also furnishing blades for export to North Africa. This blade with acid etched Islamic inscription (thuluth) was used by the Mahdist warriors in late 1890s Sudan.
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate. ...

Interesting association, and indeed unfortunate.
Clauberg sold blades and swords to the U.S. firms of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham and W.H.Horstmann who were outfitters for military officers.
While...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while...

Yup Neil, not a good idea to be imbibing while charging. I can tell you however the effect Drambuie has on judgement from the night of 'spirited' music ( I think Aerosmith) and Drambuie in my...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!

LOL!!!! Aye!!!!! Capn!!!
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2021, 03:17 AM
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Views: 575
Posted By Jim McDougall
No problem Jose, I find myself in the same...

No problem Jose, I find myself in the same situation in discussions on the edged weapons of SE Asia, Indonesia and the Phillipines. Its all in areas with which we are most familiar. To many, the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was...

Thank you very much Mel for responding. This was one of the suggested possible purposes mentioned in some of the literature, it seems Ive seen it mentioned a couple of times. I dont think this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Jim McDougall
Will thank you very much for coming in on this,...

Will thank you very much for coming in on this, and especially for reminding me of the 'Wyatt' saber. Its amazing how long we've been discussing that most interesting sword.
Even more amazing is the...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well...

Capn, thank you so much for your comments!! well observed as always.
There has always been a good deal of consternation over finding a pragmatic purpose for these oval rings. In most cases it...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2021, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very much in agreement with these comments. As...

Very much in agreement with these comments. As Mark observes most likely a lowland noble represented in 18th century fashion. With the element of a degree of artistic 'license' (or lack of distinct...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Jim McDougall
The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for...

The blade is indeed 39" as apparently ordered for British cavalry after 1750.
While British cavalry swords were typically with single edged blades, there were always exceptions of course.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2021, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much for adding this compendium of...

Thanks very much for adding this compendium of modern markings. It is interesting to see how these long venerated markings have been used in a traditional sense in these firms.
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