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Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By fernando
Can i humbly question that, corrado ? The blade...

Can i humbly question that, corrado ?
The blade in your dagger is over 70% of the whole thing, whereas the blade in the item posted is less than 64%, which makes a decisive difference.
You will also...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By fernando
The point of the blade seems untouched,...

The point of the blade seems untouched, converging fullers and all. Could the ricasso, being originally a long one, have had part of its section narrowed, thus elongating the tang ? Such a riddle...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By fernando
Let them children play :rolleyes: .

Let them children play :rolleyes: .
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By fernando
The Real Fabrica de Espadas was founded by Carlos...

The Real Fabrica de Espadas was founded by Carlos III in 1761, in the old Toledo Coin Mint, much later than the date inscribed in this specimen ... which i still suggest it is a decorative item...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By fernando
REAL FABRICA is written the same way both...

REAL FABRICA is written the same way both portuguese as in spanish (castilian). I would say this is an awkward fantasy made in Spain.
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 92,506
Posted By fernando
I took it like a correction, not a criticism ......

I took it like a correction, not a criticism ... and i saw nothing wrong with that :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By fernando
Perhaps you kinda frightened him ;) .

Perhaps you kinda frightened him ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 23rd July 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 92,506
Posted By fernando
Christogram

Was i so distant, Corrado ? :o

"The JHS or IHS monogram of the name of Jesus (or traditional Christogram symbol of western Christianity), derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,512
Posted By fernando
I am truly amazed with such resource ... a sword...

I am truly amazed with such resource ... a sword drawing servant; would never dream of it. Do you racall the source where you read such passage, Wayne ?
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Waltie. You have missed...

Welcome to the forum, Waltie.
You have missed uploading pictures of your item.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By fernando
Probably Associazione Nazionale Volontari di...

Probably Associazione Nazionale Volontari di Guerra.
Certainly an object not related with antique European weapons ... nor any. Thread moving to the Miscellania section. You may find better results...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Bart :) . Let us see if...

Welcome to the forum, Bart :) .
Let us see if you are lucky to have this most interesting piece identified.
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By fernando
I am going to add something not so valid here...

I am going to add something not so valid here but, for what it is worth ...
In the eyes of historian/collector Rainer Daehnhardt (author of HOMENS ESPADAS E TOMATES), the finger protection appeared...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By fernando
Interesting piece, Eftihis. Maybe this is a tool....

Interesting piece, Eftihis.
Maybe this is a tool. I take it that, if this was a weapon, some kind of battle axe, its back end should be pointy. But being a tool, is a well refined one, with clear...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
Thank you Jim but, you know, esoterism is not my...

Thank you Jim but, you know, esoterism is not my preferred beach ;). And when i mention sentimentalism, i am admiting that i am only pulling the ball towards my team. I have no solid base to form an...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your input, Jim. First thing is to...

Thank you for your input, Jim.
First thing is to confess that i don't read any book thoroughly; i page them now an then and consult them when i need ... thus finding new stuff each time i open...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By fernando
Duly noted, Jasper. Great painting.

Duly noted, Jasper.
Great painting.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your comments. Yes, definitely...

Thank you for your comments.
Yes, definitely looks like an operational and honest hilt. A pity that i couldn't turn off the pommel; maybe (maybe) i could find some marks in the tang. I would place...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your comments and pictures,...

Thank you for your comments and pictures, Corrado.
I see that the example you post with the waving blade is an example from the 17th. century, belonging to the collection of the Royal Armouries...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,114
Posted By fernando
Meaning that, the swords depicted by Vasco...

Meaning that, the swords depicted by Vasco Gonçalo (circa 1450) in the panels of São Vicente de Fora, being consistent enough to represent real swords, could be examples of models already used in...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
Gentlemen ... not a word ? :o

Gentlemen ... not a word ? :o
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By fernando
A Plug Bayonet for comments

I wonder if you guys know something about these things.
This example has no marks, which limits a lot its identification.
Using as a reference the work of R.D.C. Evans, the cup shaped ferrule...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By fernando
Thank you Reventlov. It is the mark ID that i am...

Thank you Reventlov.
It is the mark ID that i am chasing ... and i realized the same smith could make these weapons a well as other polearms.
I am certain this is a good specimen, as discussed HERE...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th July 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By fernando
Assuming the contents of this thread conveys a...

Assuming the contents of this thread conveys a well defined message, the interpretation of its points, as posted, seems somehow erratic here and there. The suggestion for its moving to the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By fernando
Speaking of doubted marks and still hijacking...

Speaking of doubted marks and still hijacking Zauberflöte's thread, here is my huge bisarma (guisarme/ronca/roncone/bill) which mark (or smith) was never confirmed.
Suggestions were that it could...
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