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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:50 PM
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Posted By fernando
My turn next time :rolleyes:. I wouldn't know...

My turn next time :rolleyes:.


I wouldn't know Mark, but as i see it, it could even be an old sailor's knife; a senior sailor, judging by the handle ... which could be bone and not ivory, anyhow !
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By fernando
Portuguese ? maybe not; we made them, they made...

Portuguese ? maybe not; we made them, they made them ... you never know, if not marked. But certainly not a 'petriero', the Italian term for 'pedreiro', a term used for earlier guns that shot stone...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 237
Posted By fernando
Bravo Captain ... but: Do you mean the powder...

Bravo Captain ... but:


Do you mean the powder tester ? :o.

... and, by the way:
Have you missed the multi barreled handcannon ? ;) .

... Or are my eyes tricking me ? :o
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Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
Like this one ... (Pictured at the Philadelphia...

Like this one ...

(Pictured at the Philadelphia Museum).


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
Post #7 :o

Post #7 :o
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
And here is a magnificent collection of...

And here is a magnificent collection of tournament shields (pavises) at the Metro, posted by member Andi:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16658&highlight=pavise
(Scroll down the thread...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
And a few years ago from the Philadelphia Museum...

And a few years ago from the Philadelphia Museum i brought the following pictures, those associated with knigths tournaments.


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Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
If i may Ibrahiim ... a little home made...

If i may Ibrahiim ... a little home made adjustment:
Looking into Portuguese dictionary there are two separate aceptations for the term justa (joust). One is Provençal (Occitan) josta, meaning in...
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
... a couple more. .

... a couple more.


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Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By fernando
Sharp eye ... as usal, Philip. And yet as you...

Sharp eye ... as usal, Philip.
And yet as you know, (late) middle ages were also the dawn of firearms, with the introduction of "trons", bombards and all jazz.
As in my factional perspective i like...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By fernando
Not being more knowledgeable, but certainly...

Not being more knowledgeable, but certainly agreeing with your assumption; either a prop or a decoration replica :o.
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By fernando
So they could. And yet, being of different...

So they could. And yet, being of different length, it would look more plausible if they were meant to be originally positioned backwords ... as if the longer one served as a knuckle guard.
On the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By fernando
Good shot, Gonzalo.

Good shot, Gonzalo.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By fernando
Interesting; i wouldn't realize game counters...

Interesting; i wouldn't realize game counters have been so sophisticated and appendix to swords mounts. This because i thought i had seen it all, the other day, at a local antiquary.The device was a...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By fernando
But .. what about the initials RV, Gonzalo ? ...

But .. what about the initials RV, Gonzalo ? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By fernando
Thsnk you for the enlightening, David. We very...

Thsnk you for the enlightening, David.
We very seldom discuss swords as late as from the 20th. century in here.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By fernando
Hello Will, So it is a 'modern' sword with a...

Hello Will,
So it is a 'modern' sword with a Toledo blade but: isn't that escutcheon on the ricasso a typical British proof mark ? :o .
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By fernando
Ah, the button; is it a different context in that...

Ah, the button; is it a different context in that the French used a button they called "fleur de laine" (wool flower), after which they called their foils "fleurets". Interesting that in my lingo we...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By fernando
Eu é que agradeço, Philip In fact, there are two...

Eu é que agradeço, Philip
In fact, there are two breech loading chambers in the pictures. They were within focus, i let them stay.
You are right about who runs things around here ... and they make a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,132
Posted By fernando
Your'e right; stronger stuff. Make it one pint,...

Your'e right; stronger stuff. Make it one pint, then :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By fernando
Breathtaking exhibition. Thanks much for sharing...

Breathtaking exhibition.
Thanks much for sharing the photos, Tatiana :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,132
Posted By fernando
I guess he had half dozen pints more than you...

I guess he had half dozen pints more than you :eek:.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th June 2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By fernando
Strange beast. Dimensions are well for a...

Strange beast.
Dimensions are well for a small/mid size fishing boat anchor. This morning i went lurk inside the local harbour and i saw one atypical (to me) device together with a classic anchor. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th June 2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By fernando
More like Miscellania section, i'd say,...

More like Miscellania section, i'd say, Mark.
Here we go :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By fernando
Nice (so called) mortar from Madurai. Let's add...

Nice (so called) mortar from Madurai. Let's add the support text that comes with the picture:

" This mortar has a 1.3/4” bore and was probably mounted on a wooden stock which was inserted into the...
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