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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:43 AM
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Posted By fernando
But you know, one thing is the smith's name,...

But you know, one thing is the smith's name, another thing is the genuineness of the mark.
You would have to check other swords made by Sacchi, to conclude whether the mark in this one belongs to him...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By fernando
Sorry fot being a bore, guys ... Is this an ethno...

Sorry fot being a bore, guys ...
Is this an ethno weapon ... or more probably a piece to discuss in the European section ? :o .
Not that its discussion will be more productive in there but ... you...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By fernando
... And if you keep on digging, you end up...

... And if you keep on digging, you end up finding something. Master Sacchi is not such an unknown smith ... maybe good enough to have his name forged by less famous rivals, a custom often followed...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By fernando
Are the visible letters ... SACCHI ? An Italian...

Are the visible letters ... SACCHI ? An Italian type of name :o .
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By fernando
I perfectly see your point :cool: I am far from...

I perfectly see your point :cool:
I am far from being an initiated one but, i have the greatest respect for the patilha system. Actually these locks also had their glorious evolution in Portugal,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By fernando
The key to their familiarity, no doubt Mark. A...

The key to their familiarity, no doubt Mark.


A challenge to experts ;)


Like if it had a second life ? the later not so operational and more directed to ostentation ? :o


Or the decorations...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By fernando
These Scots are bright and clever ;) :cool:

These Scots are bright and clever ;) :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By fernando
Thanks for my part, Capitão :cool: You bet ...

Thanks for my part, Capitão :cool:


You bet ;)
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By fernando
Oh man! My language is latin based, but i have...

Oh man!
My language is latin based, but i have never dreamed of knowing that much Latin. Congrats :cool: :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Oh no; it was a bit like those copper bars and...

Oh no; it was a bit like those copper bars and bangles they used (use?) in Africa for currency. The cannon form was just an allegory; not to be associated with weaponry, for what counts. In the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By fernando
Hi Jim, Let me take a ride under your cape of...

Hi Jim,
Let me take a ride under your cape of 'absolutely no knowledge' and digress a bit myself ...



In a manner that this gives place to a third category; besides operational and fake lantakas...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
Hi Miqueleter, The poor quality connotation,...

Hi Miqueleter,
The poor quality connotation, besides being between ' ', went for its appeal ... not for its functionality.
I have found the decoration a bit legere... not work of an 'official' smith,...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By fernando
Don't bother looking in catalogues #7 and #8 from...

Don't bother looking in catalogues #7 and #8 from that period (1998 & 2000). I have both and your sword is not there.
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By fernando
Beautiful sword indeed, Dana I am surprised with...

Beautiful sword indeed, Dana
I am surprised with one detail ... which links to another.
Its weight is rather significant; 55% heavier than mine. Which is quite impressive, given that the overall...
Forum: European Armoury 17th April 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By fernando
Muito obrigado, Norman but, this is not fair ...

Muito obrigado, Norman but, this is not fair :mad:
Just as i thought to declare with all my transparency that, the bem feito (well done) was not my credit, Michael comes up on stage and unveals the...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By fernando
A small cannon barrel

This time not a noise maker but potentialy a handcannon barrel.
Although the auctioner has put it up as an XVIII century 'mascolo d'allegrezza' i have had a firm opinion that this is a XIV century...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By fernando
Thank you Dana. I bet Jim will enjoy dissecting...

Thank you Dana.
I bet Jim will enjoy dissecting your sword historic provenance possibilities.
Mine was bought in a Spanish antique weapons site. But you know, this is a small world and things...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By fernando
Dana, i have no words ! Definitely this grip and...

Dana, i have no words !
Definitely this grip and mine were made by the same workshop ... or even the same smith; not to say both swords came out from the same origin.
Can you advance some further...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,588
Posted By fernando
Obviously i am talking nonsense. You just...

Obviously i am talking nonsense. You just reminded us a couple posts ago that the term Kasthana appears in texts since the mid 1550's.
But considering the coexistance of both swords, each one with...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
Fernando K is most certainly right. I didn't care...

Fernando K is most certainly right. I didn't care for the missing hole of the pan & frizzen and only looked to the 'poor quality' of the percussion hammer.
Yes, it would be interesting to know...
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
They often mount these belt hooks in...

They often mount these belt hooks in blunderbusses; this one could be there since the beginning.
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
My guess is a Spanish trabuco (blunderbuss)...

My guess is a Spanish trabuco (blunderbuss) converted from flintlock (patilla system) to percussion. Probably made end 18th / beg. 19th and converted around 1830, like many others.
Catalan type...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,588
Posted By fernando
It is easy to support that the term Kasthana is...

It is easy to support that the term Kasthana is not Portuguese; they were long gone by then. Besides, the word has no Portuguese characteristics, with its "K" letter and "th" spell. On the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,588
Posted By fernando
Prasanna, the more i search for the Kasthana, the...

Prasanna, the more i search for the Kasthana, the more i come across the Calachurro.
Listen to what Constantino Sá de Miranda (1638) writes in his Saragoça Codice, folio 47R:

… in this pagoda place...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,588
Posted By fernando
So is the version narrated by Father Fernão...

So is the version narrated by Father Fernão Queiroz in his manuscript.




Still Alain Manneson Mallet in 'de l'Asie' section of his work dated 1683, depicts the King of Ceylon with a sword in...
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