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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:59 AM
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Posted By fernando
Great material, James :cool:

Great material, James :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th October 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By fernando
What are the measurements, Dirk ? Is that a...

What are the measurements, Dirk ?
Is that a silver hallmark ? Can you post a close picture of it?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th October 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By fernando
Hindu, i think ... but what ?

I am not on ethno stuff nowadays but the so called 'collecting trend' bug made me buy this thing.
Most certainly old, at least 19th century ?
Hand painted, on 15 m/m thick wood, whith motifs that i...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
On the other hand is easy to realize when the use...

On the other hand is easy to realize when the use of this tool/weapon started to decline.
We can read in ArmasBrazil...
http://www.armasbrasil.com/SecXIX/Nova_nacao/machadinha.htm
that, during the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
No there is not; however with a different handle...

No there is not; however with a different handle wood and a slightly more pointy spike it must have been made by a different smith.


The diminutive is also used by Spaniards ... hachuela, even...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By fernando
Short ... but great :cool: Thanks for sharing,...

Short ... but great :cool:
Thanks for sharing, Jasper.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By fernando
Thank you Mark. Yes, examples by Waters are...

Thank you Mark.
Yes, examples by Waters are excelent. This one is no more than a humble competitor :o .
But, you know, when you don't have a dog you hunt with a cat :shrug: :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,862
Posted By fernando
Yes, it follows the same line ... except for the...

Yes, it follows the same line ... except for the face on the grip ;)
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
Well Mark, one of us is definitely being tricked...

Well Mark, one of us is definitely being tricked by his eyes ;) :D
What i see is a few grooves and spots, result of rough forging texture. But i see what you meant, though :cool:.


Don't mention...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
Thank you CC. The news are that the Portuguese...

Thank you CC.
The news are that the Portuguese seem to have adopted the diminutive feminine for the naming of the boarding axe, certainly to distinguish it from the long handle ones, which had and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By fernando
Speaking of talismanic stuff

These are the so called ARRAS, something said to come from Roman times, still in use in Spain and Mexico.
Among several interpretations, they were/are offered by the groom to the bride, to pay for...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By fernando
Yes i did ... with only a couple words :o .

Yes i did ... with only a couple words :o .
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By fernando
It is there, Fernando ;) .

It is there, Fernando ;)

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Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By fernando
A box lock bronze barrel pistol for comments.

I hope Captain Mark is not in the backstage spying on this one. He might board my ship and loot it ... together with the boarding axe ;) .
The 13 cms. octogonal barrel has a blunderbuss profile. The...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
Here are detailed pictures ... and some support...

Here are detailed pictures ... and some support text.
I would not know whether this could a be a Portuguese or Spanish model.
After searching on Hachas de Abordaje (castillian) i found some examples,...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th October 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By fernando
Offered to a local acquaintance.

Offered to a local acquaintance.
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
Ah, ah, no lucky dog yet, Captain ;) . Indeed...

Ah, ah, no lucky dog yet, Captain ;) .
Indeed there was a pair of them. This local fellow collector spotted both; bought one for himself and reserved the other one, thinking of me. I hope the seller...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fernando
Axe for ID

What do you guys make of this ?
I know the pictures are horrible, but still ... can anyone help ?
A boarding axe ... certainly ?

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Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By fernando
With those langets and that quillon end ? I...

With those langets and that quillon end ? I wouldn't think so :o
Maybe the grip ... but not the whole hilt :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By fernando
I will not comment on this sword of yours as it...

I will not comment on this sword of yours as it is too nice and so requiring refined words to comment :cool: .


I can't resist to tell that, there is an old Portuguese saying, based on monasteric...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By fernando
Manual fire devices were a vital means of combat...

Manual fire devices were a vital means of combat in periods like the 16th/17th centuries. Their use was massive and a resource much greater than cannons, i guess for both economic and technologic...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By fernando
Thank you Andi. For general perusal, here are...

Thank you Andi.
For general perusal, here are pictures of the place where the grenades were found, the recovery and a crosssection of one of them at the museum.


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By fernando
Looking at #108

Does mine qualify ? :o


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Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,147
Posted By fernando
Yeah ... i remember the cavalo marinho riddle ......

Yeah ... i remember the cavalo marinho riddle ... and confessing i envy you for the possession of such examle. I wouldn't mind to have it as my favorite either :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By fernando
And ... what about the pictures ?

And ... what about the pictures ?
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