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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:41 PM
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Posted By fernando
Another noise maker

Certainly not a hand cannon. It stands upright, with a base slightly wider than its top; and a 'caliber' too large for a gonne. Let's call it mortar; some call it böller.
I bought this one more due...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By fernando
It is just that, as you well remind, this is not...

It is just that, as you well remind, this is not so early and unique as i was driven to realize, influenced by the seller whom, i really believe, didn't know what this was and 'bought' suggestions...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th May 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much ALEX ... for the prompt and sad...

Thank you so much ALEX ... for the prompt and sad news. I thought this was something unique; at least to be worth the price i paid :shrug: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th May 2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By fernando
A padlock ... and a challenge

I realize this old padlock is not an 'universal' model but made to lock something specific.
And why:
The key is composed of a 'stylized' bow, a cilindrical mid-section and a hollow screw with a...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By fernando
İou need a resizing program; you will find them...

İou need a resizing program; you will find them in the web ... for free :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,618
Posted By fernando
Good shot in showing that both present example...

Good shot in showing that both present example posted by Alexander and previous one posted by Matchlock are the same, Marcus.
However you are not saying that the one i posted in #29 is also a setup,...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Ole, Any reason you...

Welcome to the forum, Ole,
Any reason you uploaded two actual images of your excelent pistol and the others you have linked to PDF files ?
Image size problems ?
Let us upload the other three pictures...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,618
Posted By fernando
A gun with a similar profile may be seen in...

A gun with a similar profile may be seen in Prestige de lármurerie Portugaise, an exhibition held at Musee d´Armes de Liege, in 1991.
It belongs (or belonged) in the collection of Rainer Daehnhardt...
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
:eek: .

:eek:

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Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
It's Loba also in portuguese ... and is the name...

It's Loba also in portuguese ... and is the name of a Magistrate's robe.
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
Yes, the author mentions such possibility using...

Yes, the author mentions such possibility using the term "acaso" (by chance), with fair consistence with naming swords on a context and not referring to them by their use on the field. So we would...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
Great input, Gonzalo, with thoughts and data...

Great input, Gonzalo, with thoughts and data confirming points already focused in these (three) recent threads around such subject.


Speaking of which, the other day someone in a Spanish blog was...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
You are right Jim; imbuement or conviction, were...

You are right Jim; imbuement or conviction, were it not for Cervantes, who later decided to imortalize the mark as being a doggy Julian, for one, could have intended to shape a different animal ......
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
Waine, thank you for your contribution towards...

Waine, thank you for your contribution towards cracking the doggy riddle.
Noteworthily renaissance smiths were not skilled enough to shape a silhouette more in accordance with the saluki figure ......
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
You may well regard his subject as a "two...

You may well regard his subject as a "two ends stick", or a point of discord, yet to be clarified.
Assuming this 'quality contrast' mark represents the zoomorphic figure of a perrillo (little dog)...
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By fernando
Bem-vindo ao forum MAC :). I am more one the side...

Bem-vindo ao forum MAC :).
I am more one the side of those who suggest this is a modern setup.
The fullers appear to be, in my ignorance, a crude work to suggest earlier reality. Hopefuly Lee will...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th May 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By fernando
Are those Maconde ? :confused: .

Are those Maconde ? :confused: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,154
Posted By fernando
Other than it is a most interesting and atypical...

Other than it is a most interesting and atypical piece ? :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th May 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By fernando
While in the Army i have been neighbor to...

While in the Army i have been neighbor to Macondes, watch them working and also saw the results. It is true they carved European images by request; i had one made of our lady of Fatima for myself. I...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,074
Posted By fernando
Hola Gonzalo, It is visible that you have not...

Hola Gonzalo,
It is visible that you have not been around for some time (years). Let's try and update you.
You should not link to web life auctioners; i did save the sword you wish to show and will...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By fernando
Have i said something otherwise, Gonzalo ? Or is...

Have i said something otherwise, Gonzalo ? Or is there a difference between cantos del recazo and lomos del recazo ... other than a wording option ?. The various notes i read, Beraiz included,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By fernando
Gonzalo, hot links are not appropriate to post...

Gonzalo, hot links are not appropriate to post here, as per rules. You should save the pictures and upload them using forum attachments features.
Is this the sword you wish to show ?


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By fernando
You may as well have both together, but neither...

You may as well have both together, but neither are present in this pistol ;) .
Meet my Portuguese filigree Cross of Christ... if you don't mind, corrado.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By fernando
Outstanding pistol; thanks for sharing,...

Outstanding pistol; thanks for sharing, corrado.
Kubur, are you sure this is filigree ? Isn't filigree a delicate pierced work ... whereas what we see here is solid material ? I was going to suggest...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By fernando
Should we compare francantolin's example with a...

Should we compare francantolin's example with a Doloire shown in George Snook's publication ... and read what he says abouth these axes.


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