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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 10:11 AM
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Posted By fernando
No worries Stu ... The floor is concrete and the...

No worries Stu ...
The floor is concrete and the shop downstairs is closed ... for now .
You can see by the wait that this is no domestic apparatus; you don't need such a 19 pounds beast to crush...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
If there is only one paragraph (the one that i...

If there is only one paragraph (the one that i have read) written in Calvo's article concerning the subject, the "Boca de Caballo" quillons resemblance with a horse bit, such attribution is not his...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By fernando
A huge iron mortar & pestle for ID and comments

Bought this one today in next town flea market.This thing is no kids toy !!! I had to ask the neighbour to help me carry it up the stairs to the apartment.
The mortar weighs 32,8 Kgs. and the pestle...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
Ah, there is nothing like having Jasper around ...

Ah, there is nothing like having Jasper around :cool: .

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Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
Midelburgo, thank you for the link, which i...

Midelburgo, thank you for the link, which i saved.

Obviously i was referring to troopers swords when concerning the fixation screws. They might not be referred in the regulation, but i am based,...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
Hi Midelburgo, I have registered that, the four...

Hi Midelburgo,
I have registered that, the four screws improvement was implemented when the Toledo Factory opened around 1760 and started production of this 1728 model. Also as from then, inspectors...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
"MIN SINAL HES EL SANTISSIMO...

"MIN SINAL HES EL SANTISSIMO CRUCIFICIO".
A typical Spanish inscription, sometimes added by the figure of a crucified Christ in the tang ricasso. German smiths also used such inscription when forging...
Forum: European Armoury 17th August 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
Are you sure this is a Spanish mark, Mahratt...

Are you sure this is a Spanish mark, Mahratt ?
Can you show us a picture of the inscription on the blade ?
Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By fernando
I remember that; at least now you have a decent...

I remember that; at least now you have a decent piece :rolleyes: .

BTW, would you like to make one yourself ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSUKUKzVCc0


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Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By fernando
Do you have a crush for Navajas, Rick ? ;) .

Do you have a crush for Navajas, Rick ? ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,530
Posted By fernando
Thanks for the hint, Victrix :). Just ordered a...

Thanks for the hint, Victrix :).
Just ordered a copy.
Print on demand, they say. It will probably take ages to be delivered :( .
In fact i knew about this publication; but i kept wondering how (in)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By fernando
Interesting. They may indeed come from different...

Interesting. They may indeed come from different workshops, but the attitude follows identical standards; like the guard dish decoration in both (one of) Toledo's example and that of Fernando.

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Forum: European Armoury 15th August 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,530
Posted By fernando
Following "Swords a la Portuguese part...

Following "Swords a la Portuguese part two" may be found HERE (http://id33158.securedata.net/svaerd/vb/showthread.php?t=23008&highlight=swords+portuguese+part)
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By fernando
Fair enough :cool: .

Fair enough :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By fernando
Hello snaplock, As you should have noticed in the...

Hello snaplock,
As you should have noticed in the introduction of this forum scope, we are dedicated to collectors of actual original antique weapons; modern reproductions not included.
However...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
Unfortunately none of our specialists seem to be...

Unfortunately none of our specialists seem to be familiar with that mark, Kubur :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By fernando
Yes Richard; pushing, not pulling. I have checked...

Yes Richard; pushing, not pulling. I have checked with a local; after pruning the branches, those that hang in there and don't fall by themselves, you pushed them up with that back hook, to set them...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,027
Posted By fernando
Trying to jump off the name game; i guess that,...

Trying to jump off the name game; i guess that, at a certain stage in this thread it was pointed out that hand gun term would (only) be of German attribution. Although (also) in this thread we can...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Looking at this cannon, we notice that the shield...

Looking at this cannon, we notice that the shield is oval, that of Dom Joćo while Prince Regent, as it says in the inscription. Later when he became King (and Emperor) while in Brazil, we see that...
Forum: European Armoury 6th August 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Meanwhile i have gathered further information on...

Meanwhile i have gathered further information on halberds of this period.
Important to know whether they are forged or cast; that would define whether they are from the realm of Queen Dona Maria II...
Forum: European Armoury 5th August 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Thank you for the info and for the link to the...

Thank you for the info and for the link to the Sofala fortification. Probably all arms and other stuff found by the natives around the area were not result of ship wrecks but because the fort was...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Benvindo ao forum, BV :) . Interesting halberd....

Benvindo ao forum, BV :) .
Interesting halberd. I wonder why this sort of thing was found Mozambique :confused: . It should have been be used by the Royal guards of one of the Portuguese Kings . Not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 997
Posted By fernando
Fair enough, A.G.; and thank you for caring to...

Fair enough, A.G.; and thank you for caring to respond to my simplistic approach to the subject. Still my argumentative abilities are manifestly inferior to those of the author of such excellent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 997
Posted By fernando
Defending the dame !

Perhaps this is a case of perspectives, so that the strict acceptation of the Ethnography appears to refer the descriptive study of facts of civilization of the diverse peoples and ethnicities....
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By fernando
Well, at a certain stage in one of these helmets...

Well, at a certain stage in one of these helmets description in the Web, it reads:
"... and the neck guard is stamped from a single piece of metal to simulate an articulated version. The edges,...
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