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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By fernando
Credits given to all of you, Gentlemen. Indeed...

Credits given to all of you, Gentlemen.
Indeed the chain links are hand-welded, bt not the end ones; which later made some handcuff expert out there detrmine this was a replacement.
He also said this...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thank you Dirk, Their provenance is not the same...

Thank you Dirk,
Their provenance is not the same as my example, but they are from the same vicinity.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thnks fo the suggestion, Cap'n; your'e a good man...

Thnks fo the suggestion, Cap'n; your'e a good man ;) . But i wouldn't do that to you; imagine all the stress living in common with the grip dilemma :eek: .
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thank you all guys, for all that you have...

Thank you all guys, for all that you have said.
The ivory grip being an issue i believe it is not a 'repair' or a 'replacement' in what it means changing something in bad shape for something new. I...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Ah ... great news, great knowledge Jasper :) . It...

Ah ... great news, great knowledge Jasper :) .
It was well worth waiting for your input ... perfect, as always.
Besides my inversion of the blade sides (right and left) i would never make it that a...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thank you Terry :) Yes, the 'featherweight'...

Thank you Terry :)
Yes, the 'featherweight' feeling is due both to the guard bowl not being a full cup but a reduced 'sail', together with a slim and relatively short blade ... rather pointy, by the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Great wisdom, Jim and rather comprehensive...

Great wisdom, Jim and rather comprehensive observations on the shell wide influence as a symbol, namely its presence in the Espada Ancha, one of your beloved favorites ;) .
In trying to go further...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your words Dirk. Indeed sail guard...

Thank you for your words Dirk. Indeed sail guard swords are rare. I hope you keep your opinion if they are Portuguese ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much for your input, Jim. Indeed the...

Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
Indeed the vieira (shell-scallop) became Santiago pilgrims symbol since the middle ages, but eventualy Portuguese King Dom João V (1706-1750) was also fond of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By fernando
A sail guard sword - blade for ID

This one was added to my little collection in unusual circumstances. Not that i don't like it, on the contrary :cool: .
I will call it Portuguese and not (also possibly) Spanish, because it belonged...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By fernando
Wink Switching the complicometer

Yes, Jim.
These things are not linear indeed; let's confuse them a bit further :o .
According to Dudley Gingell, the letter S transposed over a T and surmounted by a G belong to Jusepe de la Hera,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By fernando
Such a beautiful blade, Gavin. But assuming it...

Such a beautiful blade, Gavin.
But assuming it was forged by the real Hernandez, it is remounted in a hilt at least one centuty later ... the so called 'boca de caballo' (horse mouth)
... if i am not...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By fernando
Well Jim, i must confess i am astonished :eek:...

Well Jim, i must confess i am astonished :eek: .
From the first to the last data i have on the Hernandez sword makers, i have no trace of the family being composed as you reveal.
In Palomar's nomina,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By fernando
In a descriptive catalogue of the Real Armeria de...

In a descriptive catalogue of the Real Armeria de Madrid (1898) two sword blades (G202 and G203) are described to be made by Pedro Hernandez, a name not cited by Palomares or Rodrigues del Canto, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By fernando
An interesting handcuff

I have paid a significant amount for this thing. All the money went for its age ... assuming it is not a modern example. I know they were still in use in the fifties, those now selling out there for...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By fernando
I once had the previlege to be authorized to...

I once had the previlege to be authorized to handle a fair number of Viking swords ... ULFBERHT examples included.
It felt like i was committing a sacrilege :o :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By fernando
Nice stuff ... for both Ethno and European...

Nice stuff ... for both Ethno and European section.
I have managed to sign in Academia the other day and now i receive all articles related with arms that are published by email.
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the fórum, Ulfberth :) . Is this your...

Welcome to the fórum, Ulfberth :) .
Is this your 'nom de guerre' because you collect Ulfberht swords ? ;)
This is very a nice rapier. Do you have any ideas about its provenance ... not Spanish, is...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By fernando
Isn't this an example worthy of the Miscellania...

Isn't this an example worthy of the Miscellania sub-forum ?
Have you visited that section ? :o
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By fernando
Let it not be a REAL problem; nobody is gonna...

Let it not be a REAL problem; nobody is gonna beat you for that :cool:
The tholepin was only another suggestion; but it doesn't have to be the correct answer.
Not due to its dimensions (it could...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By fernando
A tholepin; that was my first guess ... but i...

A tholepin; that was my first guess ... but i hesitated after the gun yoke approach :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,459
Posted By fernando
Exclamation MISSING PICTURES IN POST #45

The following pictures should have been uploaded in post #45 but, for some reason, Piotr couldn't manage to do it.
Please consider them por your comments, as he kindly requests.

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Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By fernando
Boar spears at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: .

Boar spears at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:

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Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By fernando
It looks fine ... at least to non expert eyes ;)...

It looks fine ... at least to non expert eyes ;)
Can't you post more pictures ... like close ups of the mark, leather straping and so on ?
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