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Old 04-07-2008, 07:44 PM
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Chas., Yes, you are basicly correct at least in the area of swords & daggers ( poss. jewelry as to the English influence, BUT do not foroet the "Celtic" influenc of the Irish

NOTE - in my next 2 segments though,I will show an item ( The Highland Scots all metal Pistol ) which DOES NOT seem to be influenced, at least in design, to have been influenced from the outside Plus the ENGRAVING I hope will engorage the engravers to help in identifying the influences.

As to the "common man & the wealthy, It appears that the differences were, as one would expect, be in the amount of decoration, materials used . quality etc.

As to the "modern" revival, yes, Scottish Highland "stuff" is ALL THE RAGE. But most of it is "romantisized IMHO

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