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Rick 7th June 2014 02:33 AM

Traditional Catalan/Argentine Silversmithing ?
 
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Would this be germane as associated with the art/craft of decorating arms ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCNBa04cPsQ
Especially in the area of Spanish influenced cultures ? :shrug: :o

fernando 8th June 2014 05:41 PM

My perspective is that silversmiths are better graded as being mediocre, reasonable, good or refined, than rather being dedicated to this or that kind of work, or speciality.
When they are good, they may spend their time making flowers and chalices but, you give them a commission for something completely different and, if they are good, work appears in his excelency.
The other day i wanted to offer a sword miniature to a person whom i owed some courtesy and asked my jewelry shop owner friend to commission the job to his current silversmith.
I have shown the guy a catalogue with the sword example and the job was so perfect and faithful that it looked like he spent all his professional life making sword miniatures.
I am talking about Portuguese artisans, surely familiar to Spanish ones. Their skill grade must reach the same level.
I don't know if i am sticking to the topic ... or not :o

Rick 8th June 2014 06:32 PM

Weapons would be terribly dull without the silversmith and goldsmiths' touch .

I picked this fellow because he makes some of the nicest criollos and other fancy Argentine knives .
I have a feeling he is a national treasure:
http://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/...nd-buenos-aires

fernando 8th June 2014 09:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
...Weapons would be terribly dull without the silversmith and goldsmiths' touch ...

Tastes, my friend, tastes :shrug:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
... I picked this fellow because he makes some of the nicest criollos and other fancy Argentine knives ...

Ah, and a chalice for the Pope :cool:

Battara 13th June 2014 03:18 AM

One day when I grow up, I'll be just like them.......... :o


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