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Forum: European Armoury Today, 08:20 PM
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Posted By fernando
Dear Mark, i thought that by now you wouldn't...

Dear Mark, i thought that by now you wouldn't easily take Wine's baits :rolleyes: .
We are talking about French Briquets with the anchor; not whatever items you find out there with the 'morbid'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By fernando
Letter openers ? Sure thing :shrug: .

Letter openers ? Sure thing :shrug: .
Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By fernando
I guess the presumed purpose to spike guns while...

I guess the presumed purpose to spike guns while retreating was also a way to bleach their carrying around. As i also believe that these splendid Udo's examples have necessarily belonged to whealthy...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By fernando
Certainly not, Captain; you can bet your money on...

Certainly not, Captain; you can bet your money on the existence of a briquet for the Navy ... and you will win ;).
Besides a zillion French websites announcing Briquets with the anchor (hilt and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Guessing ...

Ye, some holes would have been made with rudimentary (medieval) drills and the others perforated with a spike... by a less skilled author, so to say.
But what have been the use for the second...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By fernando
If i may Jim, some notes on the briquet, both on...

If i may Jim, some notes on the briquet, both on the "generic" thing as also on your example.
Generic as, this having been produced, and reproduced, in massive numbers among many countries, and also...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th September 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
For as thick as woven fabric may be, it doesn't...

For as thick as woven fabric may be, it doesn't stay steady (uninclined) with a 35 grams metal plaque. Maybe the (MET) expression that the badges were "worn on their clothing" is a simplistic way put...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th September 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
These MET people sure know an infinitely lot more...

These MET people sure know an infinitely lot more about it than me; meaning i know nothing.
It is just that i find strange to hang a metalic shield on a thin fabric livery. Could they wear some...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 24th September 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Excelent find Andreas, that picture of a...

Excelent find Andreas, that picture of a messenger :cool: .
I had (if i should) doubts about what kind of attire they wore, whether hard (armour) or soft clothes. In this case as shown, your badge...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd September 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
My bad, Andreas; i was confusing the term with...

My bad, Andreas; i was confusing the term with "horse traps"...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_(carriage)


I would not know whether some harnesses had leather straps in their composition; just...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd September 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Are theses letters ... or is it only my...

Are theses letters ... or is it only my imagination ? :o .


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd September 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Going back into the period, a vervelle could...

Going back into the period, a vervelle could either be an (heraldic) adornment to attach to a belt or to a horse harness. The ones i have spotted so far are slightly smaller than Adreas example.
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 23rd September 2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
What do you mean by that, Andreas ? :confused:

What do you mean by that, Andreas ? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd September 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Perhaps a bit too large for a vervelle.

Perhaps a bit too large for a vervelle.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st September 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
This appears to be a very old object. I hope...

This appears to be a very old object.
I hope someone can throw some light into this interesting item's history.
Angles to take into account:
It is quite a long way from Coucy to the river Seine;...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th September 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By fernando
Andreas, perhaps best to move this to the...

Andreas, perhaps best to move this to the Miscellania forum ;) .
Great find, by the way :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By fernando
Cute little thing :cool: .

Cute little thing :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By fernando
Still they are a precious treasure, Udo... no...

Still they are a precious treasure, Udo... no doubt. Thanks much for sharing :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By fernando
Are all these beauties yours, Udo ? Does any of...

Are all these beauties yours, Udo ?
Does any of them have the 'centoventi' (grade) marks on their blades ?
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By fernando
Udo, i will have all four flowers; you can keep...

Udo, i will have all four flowers; you can keep the vase ;) :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum Pulka :) . I suppose you...

Welcome to the forum Pulka :) .
I suppose you prefer sources written in English ...Try and get:
A History of SPANISH FIREARMS by James D. Lavin.
ESPINGARDA FEITICEIRA/BEWITCHED GUN By Rainer...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By fernando
I don't know, Jm. It could be older ... and rare...

I don't know, Jm. It could be older ... and rare !

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Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By fernando
Red face May i digress a little ?

Excelent picture Yvain; and a work worth to be saved to one's files.
We can clearly see that the crown guard in this "florete" is the same as in photos posted by Thomas. No doubt a very early...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By fernando
Very good shot; right on target, Yvain :cool: .

Very good shot; right on target, Yvain :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,708
Posted By fernando
Good find, Casey :cool: .

Good find, Casey :cool: .
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