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Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2018, 08:54 PM
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Posted By fernando
As long as it doesn't prevent you from sleeping,...

As long as it doesn't prevent you from sleeping, Rihard my friend :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By fernando
So Gentlemen, what do you think ? ... A well made...

So Gentlemen, what do you think ?
... A well made replica ? Consider the steel texture.




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Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By fernando
Perhaps Richard, you should start by realizing...

Perhaps Richard, you should start by realizing that gunmakers often used more than one marking punzon, with slight variations; and that drawings pulled by book authors are not necessarily so exact as...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fernando
Such a pity, Evgeny. It is so clear and no one...

Such a pity, Evgeny. It is so clear and no one recognizes it.
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By fernando
The other two were Alonso Martinez and Nicolás...

The other two were Alonso Martinez and Nicolás Bis (German) the superior one, who invented the making of barrels with horse shoes steel.
(Compendio Historico de los Arcabuceros de Madrid, by Isidro...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By fernando
Luis Santos. A student in Madrid of Juan Belén,...

Luis Santos. A student in Madrid of Juan Belén, Santos probably worked during a good part of the final quarter of the seventeenth century. Although his arms were superior, he was unfortunate in being...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By fernando
Hi Mark, I am not so keen in memorizing specific...

Hi Mark,

I am not so keen in memorizing specific items, and i don't see this one in Daehnhardt's books, namely "Homens Espadas e Tomates", where he shows a few specimens and typifies a few styles in...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Newbie Grandpa :). Could...

Welcome to the forum, Newbie Grandpa :).
Could you get a set of more accurate pictures ? Maybe that would help to define whther this sword is authentic or a modern replica.
And remember, not money...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By fernando
Yes, better move it to the Ethno section.

Yes, better move it to the Ethno section.
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,558
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum Paddy. The only other...

Welcome to the forum Paddy.
The only other quotation on Aljubarrota barrels is that mentioned in post #35 of this thread, which is published in "Memorial das Peças de Artilharia do Museu da Marinha"....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th February 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By fernando
Tad ... :rolleyes:

Tad ... :rolleyes:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By fernando
Such an early weapon, Wayne; ambitious horizons ...

Such an early weapon, Wayne; ambitious horizons :o ;) :D.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By fernando
Interesting to realize that, in line with the...

Interesting to realize that, in line with the dual use of tools, you might as well "draw" someone's neck with such device; you just have to aproach him by the back ;) :D .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By fernando
Just considering that left handed implements tend...

Just considering that left handed implements tend to be rare, specially early ones, as being off standard they had to be ordered, making them unique. I am glad i have a XVI century left handed sword.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th February 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By fernando
Merci Geoffroy, for the complementary info, the...

Merci Geoffroy, for the complementary info, the catalogue pages ... and the picture of that magnificent capital. If you were to make a joke about tools serving as weapons, or vice versa, you would...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,940
Posted By fernando
The original sword of Dom Afonso Henriques...

The original sword of Dom Afonso Henriques resided by his tomb in the church of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, founded in 1181 with the support of this King and his successor Dom Sancho I, whose tomb is also...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,940
Posted By fernando
Interesting that you mention King Dom Sebastião,...

Interesting that you mention King Dom Sebastião, Philip, as he also played a decisive role in an episode of mystic swords, as per topic.
Having required that tombs of earlier Kings be opened to take...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By fernando
Yes indeed. I thought these 'convenient'...

Yes indeed. I thought these 'convenient' assemblies were only resourced in later periods, but i see in "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" that this was often a system used, namely in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By fernando
Excelent piece corrado; so good it came with its...

Excelent piece corrado; so good it came with its scabbard.
Blade length ?
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By fernando
Was the following the food for Timo's first...

Was the following the food for Timo's first thought ?... :o
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,940
Posted By fernando
Excelent material, Mark. Already downloaded to my...

Excelent material, Mark. Already downloaded to my library. Thank you so much for sharing.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th February 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By fernando
Well, i was focusing on the riddle "Latin...

Well, i was focusing on the riddle "Latin script in Muslim lands". I will leave te W for others to digest. In any case, with or without the W, can you make a phrase out of that inscription?
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By fernando
Yes, it sure looks like is missing a part ... or...

Yes, it sure looks like is missing a part ... or more :shrug: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th February 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By fernando
Sorry my ignorance Andreas but, maybe you should...

Sorry my ignorance Andreas but, maybe you should go further back in time, before the Arabs went in; when Tunisia was Carthage, having been occupied by the Romans after the Punic wars and then fully...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By fernando
I reckon i wansn't thinking infantry, but looking...

I reckon i wansn't thinking infantry, but looking at my swept hilts, right in front of me, which are considerably longer ... as are practically all my swords.
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