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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th November 2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By fernando
Another betel cutter

Another example from India but visibly not so elaborate as they are usually seen.
Almost touching the extreme of simplicity, this shows how things may loose their art and sophistication over time to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By fernando
It is often thought so; a topic approached every...

It is often thought so; a topic approached every now and then, but apparently its conic shape would be a feature not related with plug hilts.


Also my feeling; Crioulo/Gaucho from Argentina/Brazil....
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By fernando
I said 'probably' James ... ':o' included, From...

I said 'probably' James ... ':o' included,
From several Cuchillos de Albacete that i have seen, besides being hard to find them with sheaths, the ones we spot follow a different pattern; basically...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernando
I appreciate your gentlemen’s interest in my ‘not...

I appreciate your gentlemen’s interest in my ‘not so encouraging’ info.
However Mark, this doesn’t reduce my initial interest in such specimen :shrug: .
But in case my fellow collector decides to...
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By fernando
The sheath probably being from another type of...

The sheath probably being from another type of knife ... :o
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernando
Having tried several alternatives to go dipper...

Having tried several alternatives to go dipper into this Portuguese boarding axe business, i am starting to realize that hardly some precise identification may be reached and, much worse, pictures...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By fernando
Becoming an expert, Marcus ? ;)

Becoming an expert, Marcus ? ;)
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By fernando
And a few of mine, these with different...

And a few of mine, these with different characteristics; maybe Portuguese.


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Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By fernando
A reminder goes for the dimensions of this...

A reminder goes for the dimensions of this dagger. With a 20 cms. length and a 10,5 cms. blade is hardly one to go around hanging on an uniform belt or less for naval purposes.
It is a fact that the...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By fernando
Hi Terry, I believe this is European. I wouldn't...

Hi Terry,
I believe this is European.
I wouldn't call it a Navy dirk (too small) but a concealable dagger.
If one recalls, this type of things has various period names, one of which was used by the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By fernando
Thanks a lot for your comments Gentlemen, This...

Thanks a lot for your comments Gentlemen,
This gun is not yet in hand; when it does, better pictures will be taken.
Fernando, your guess on William Wilson must be right. But i don't think that Watson...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By fernando
Please help ID marks on blunderbuss

This is a blunderbuss in a non glorious condition; that is is to see.
What seems more difficult to clarity are the marks on the barrel and on the lock. One could instantly say that those punctions on...
Forum: Swap Forum 5th November 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By fernando
The links are not opening, Marcus. You better...

The links are not opening, Marcus.
You better upload actual images using the attachment features, as adviced.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
That makes me even more envious :cool: :eek:

That makes me even more envious :cool: :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th November 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By fernando
Alright Ken, i was influenced by the auction...

Alright Ken, i was influenced by the auction catalogue, as i already had of these bull "drivers" (don't remember the actual name); but now with the corrected weight i reckon it is bit too heavy for a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Hi Jean-Luc, All i can say about this and the...

Hi Jean-Luc,
All i can say about this and the other helmet is that i envy you for having them.
I dream of having one of these.
Let's see what connoissuers, A Senefelder for one :cool: tell about them.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Points agreed with, VANDOO but ... it still has...

Points agreed with, VANDOO but ... it still has to be considered that, beyond all exhibiting features, it also looks as if this device had some practical use, be it cerimonial or ritual, as some of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By fernando
Hi Ken, -You certainly know about the existence...

Hi Ken,
-You certainly know about the existence of (brass) rings used in the bulls noses, to either tame them or drive them to the market ?
Hopefuly further pictures, especially one of the whole...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd November 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
No gladiators arena here; you know better than...

No gladiators arena here; you know better than that. Just pass on to the next topic; this one has had it from you.

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Forum: European Armoury 3rd November 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By fernando
Hi Roland, Perhaps the tone of Cornelistromp's...

Hi Roland,

Perhaps the tone of Cornelistromp's reply was too vivid. Surely he got a bit touched by your statement, considering his knowledge of this type of swords, being himself also a collector...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By fernando
Yes, these things are so cared of, that can...

Yes, these things are so cared of, that can easily blind you.
James made a good point on the 'pommel' pits.
The blade looks fine, though. Maybe more pictures of it could help figure out.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd November 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Point made, Jonathan.

Point made, Jonathan.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
If i may switch the complicometer :o ... These...

If i may switch the complicometer :o ...

These don't seem much practical for frequent pick and pull moves; it would need some patience and accuracy to grab the object in a position to match it with...
Forum: European Armoury 31st October 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,411
Posted By fernando
Amazing. Its stock is so large as the...

Amazing. Its stock is so large as the barrel/forend.
... As if these were the antecipation of blunderbusses proportions.
Forum: European Armoury 29th October 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
Great material, James :cool:

Great material, James :cool:
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