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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 07:03 PM
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Posted By fernando
It is indeed with great satisfaction that we...

It is indeed with great satisfaction that we welcome to this forum such medieval swords authority like Mr. Clive Thomas.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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Posted By fernando
One blunderbuss i would like to have ...

Pictures are horrible; i thought i had enough light, but i was wrong. This one belongs to a local fellow collector, who refuses to pass it me, arguing that he already let go a couple of them to my...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By fernando
Ah, Jasper. Your'e always there in decisive...

Ah, Jasper.
Your'e always there in decisive moments :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 450
Posted By fernando
Jim, could you make it more clear to me the part...

Jim, could you make it more clear to me the part in which you say:
What is also curious is that this kastane, while intact other than the grip alteration, would seem to be unusual, and such 'custom'...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 450
Posted By fernando
No doubt about that, Colin; the world has always...

No doubt about that, Colin; the world has always been a society of trade. With a glimpse at Spanish XVI century History, you will read that Atahualpa Inca warriors used to pay Pizarro soldiers 1500...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 450
Posted By fernando
I would elect this sword grip as being the most...

I would elect this sword grip as being the most bizarre introduction to Kastane typology, whether it was a Ceylonese smith who made it or such modification found its way while travelling to America.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 842
Posted By fernando
Hi guys, Was it already mentioned here that this...

Hi guys,
Was it already mentioned here that this kind of blade notch also appears in French swords, as in a Hussard model 1756 (per Jean Bink), for one... and also in a 1796 British Cavalry sword...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 842
Posted By fernando
My non-initiated perspective has little weight...

My non-initiated perspective has little weight but, unless some clear (convincing) evidence of a practical purpose of these cuts shows up, i would subscribe your thoughts :o .
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 842
Posted By fernando
Let me not be a party pooper, Jim (and corrado)...

Let me not be a party pooper, Jim (and corrado) but, wouldn't you find these notches to small to pick and pull up 'thick' reins straps ? :o .
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 842
Posted By fernando
Beautiful pices indeed :cool: .

Beautiful pices indeed :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By fernando
Amen ;) .

Amen ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By fernando
This being one perspective, Jim. Looking at...

This being one perspective, Jim. Looking at records of executions by the sword in a city of a small European country, for one, between the XV and XVIII centuries, the numbers shown for the 1700's far...
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By fernando
I admire your guys sharp eye; i can see neither a...

I admire your guys sharp eye; i can see neither a woolf nor a mule :o :shrug: .
... But the sword is excelent :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By fernando
Very nice. Why is it military ? Any marks ?

Very nice.
Why is it military ?
Any marks ?
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By fernando
Are you sure, Victrix ? What i know is that, the...

Are you sure, Victrix ?
What i know is that, the French term is DAMAS.
Given that the inscription in this blade spine is hardly Portuguese, we have that the engraver used the Spanish word. One thesis...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By fernando
Very nice; who is the smith ?

Very nice; who is the smith ?
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By fernando
The problem is not the light, but the...

The problem is not the light, but the photographer's ability and his modest equipment. Ah ... mon cher, i would only risk to send you my swords linked to a rope ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By fernando
Lousy pictures; not so good as those taken by...

Lousy pictures; not so good as those taken by Jean-Luc :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By fernando
This type of devices could be very old and had...

This type of devices could be very old and had several purposes; noise makers for (religious or civilian) celebrations, siege defense traps, navy signals, powder testers, you name it.
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By fernando
So, that's what it is, Neivalf99; precious info...

So, that's what it is, Neivalf99; precious info as well :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By fernando
Hi Marcus :) . Not all of these things have a...

Hi Marcus :) .
Not all of these things have a powder pan (lip); actually several versions ignited with a match cord. And in no way a re-loading chamber could have other than plain exterior features...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By fernando
Certainly a mortar. A breech loading chamber...

Certainly a mortar. A breech loading chamber would not have such 'undulating' exterior, as it shoulf fit and rotate smoothly into the chamber. And also as Richard wisely suggests, its front shoud...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By fernando
I see i was too slow ;) .

I see i was too slow ;) .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By fernando
Patriarchs militant

Hi Jean-Luc,

Isn't this cap used by a militant of THIS ORDER: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Order_of_Odd_Fellows)
( Scroll down to "21st century" ).

... and you are right, this thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th April 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By fernando
Sure thing, Oliver; thank you :cool: .

Sure thing, Oliver; thank you :cool: .
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