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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:23 AM
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Posted By fernando
So good that you have it identified so fast,...

So good that you have it identified so fast, Jean-Luc :) .
Now you just have to find the other part of the blade ;) .
Bonne chance :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By fernando
These maces, even with a hollow haft, can be...

These maces, even with a hollow haft, can be rather heavy. There is a variety of examples in the Wallace Collection, with seven flanges head sets and hafts with a length similar to the one posted,...
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By fernando
Sorry for the impertinence but, those holes in...

Sorry for the impertinence but, those holes in the socket ...
Double ?
On the edge side ?
So perfect ?

:o :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Apparently both inscriptions are prity...

Apparently both inscriptions are prity relative.
While Fidelitas mean fidelity (faithfulness), Fidelibus is the pluriel for Fidelis, which means faithful.
Let's see what the connoisseurs say about...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By fernando
Thank you Jim. A bit distant from the tang for...

Thank you Jim.
A bit distant from the tang for hilt securing, don't you think ?
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By fernando
Espaderos were not so good in writing as in...

Espaderos were not so good in writing as in forging blades, Fernando ;).
The only letter of the motto i was not sure of, was the H, as this part of my blade was rather worn.
But i happened to locate...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By fernando
A little blade

Why do i always assume that, if a blade has a ridge (even if the other face is flat) has to be that of a weapon and not of a domestic knife ? :o.
I picked this one for less than a price of a...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By fernando
In the plate and nomina designed and crafted by...

In the plate and nomina designed and crafted by Francisco Xavier Palomares in 1762, after the listing drawn by his father Francisco Santiago Palomares, the name for these smiths (father Thomás and...
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By fernando
I guess that, if it were a blade forged by Thomás...

I guess that, if it were a blade forged by Thomás de Ayala (as spelt in the XVIII century), during his early XVII century activity, would have his mark on the tang, in the ricasso area ....:o

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Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By fernando
Therefore and most probably a XVIII century...

Therefore and most probably a XVIII century Solingen blade.
Very good catch, Norman :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Fried :) . Let's see what...

Welcome to the forum, Fried :) .
Let's see what the members have to say about your axe.
Forum: European Armoury 11th May 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By fernando
Are you sure, Roland ? :confused:

Are you sure, Roland ? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By fernando
Isn't this the same as the one already discussed...

Isn't this the same as the one already discussed in the Etnho section, peserey ?
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By fernando
Not so difficult to follow your impression, when...

Not so difficult to follow your impression, when looking twice to it. I wonder why Jasper has not commented on that possibility.
Not that Tony would like the idea, though :o
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By fernando
A hand cannon ... that not a signal mortar

I do not post this example in the vertical position as, despite the existing lip under the touch hole, there is no deep pan in it to load the priming powder for the ignition of a signal mortar, this...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th April 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
Thanks a lot for the romantic approach, Roland ...

Thanks a lot for the romantic approach, Roland :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th April 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
Indeed the number of prisioners during this...

Indeed the number of prisioners during this period in the area was immense, mostly on the move from Spain to Britain, where they were detained in castles, towns and hulks in both countries; not only...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By fernando
Wonderful piece, Tony. Let's see what comments...

Wonderful piece, Tony.
Let's see what comments you will receive about it.
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By fernando
Fully agreed !

Fully agreed !
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
I might be completely wrong but, i find it hard...

I might be completely wrong but, i find it hard to realize that in the 19th century, chests or other wood works were built with wood nails. As certainly iron works weren't elaborated in all kinds of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
Maybe ... maybe not, Ibrahiim. Carpenter boxes...

Maybe ... maybe not, Ibrahiim. Carpenter boxes would have a more practical shape; not with that faceted chest top, not so many iron work and not so small; those sections would hardly support...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
I am also inclined to assume the little objects...

I am also inclined to assume the little objects are made of bone. Not being practical sewing implements, then they would be something else, possibly miniatures. Not necessarily made by POW; they came...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th April 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
The key fits perfectly the key hole; not only the...

The key fits perfectly the key hole; not only the into the hole itself but also the 'groove' to let it turn inside the lock.

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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th April 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By fernando
I wouldn't know by myself; will ask someone with...

I wouldn't know by myself; will ask someone with more knowledge next Monday.


I didn't care to show it as some restorer told me this isn't the original one; period (older) keys would have a...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By fernando
Very nice piece. Assuming the edge is blunt (not...

Very nice piece. Assuming the edge is blunt (not sharpened). A weapon made for stabing; most certainly a version of the Spanish almarada (or chupa sangre).
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