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Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2017, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Gonzalo G
You don't seem to be aware that the Iberian and...

You don't seem to be aware that the Iberian and the Celts were a different peoples. The Celts carried their weapons, Hallstatt and La Tene weapons, which were diffused all over the Peninsula in due...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Gonzalo G
Yes, Peter Connolly in Greece and Rome at War,...

Yes, Peter Connolly in Greece and Rome at War, MacDonald Phoebus, 1981, London, pp. 63-99, mention that this weapon probably originated in Etruria, and was later modified in Spain and Macedon. He...
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Gonzalo G
The aparition of the falcata doesn't seem to have...

The aparition of the falcata doesn't seem to have followed a Celtic immigration. How could a prototype of the yataghan have arrived to the Mediterranean area of the Iberic Peninsula? Is there a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,912
Posted By Gonzalo G
It is a pity that the historical evidence does...

It is a pity that the historical evidence does not support this complicated hypothesis (better call it assumption). Swords with cuphilts, laces, circular knuckleguards, protective rings, etc., were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
It was hardly an explanation. A hypothesis,...

It was hardly an explanation. A hypothesis, perhaps. And not a good one. Swords suspended by a baldric, with rounded knuckleguards and even with compicated laces and rings or with a wide cup, were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Where? Peru? Chile? Because America is not the...

Where? Peru? Chile?
Because America is not the United States of America, but a continent with many countries. Despite their name, the US do not agglutinate those countries, neither represent them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Though it is known today the incredibly far...

Though it is known today the incredibly far reaching connections since prehistoric times the peoples from around the world, except perhaps Australia and America, always had. The influences existed,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
I completely agree with this reasoning. This is...

I completely agree with this reasoning. This is why I always quesion in my mind the statements about such and such influences over a specific development and try to search if the features supposedly...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,513
Posted By Gonzalo G
That fits perfectly well, Fernando!! The Bakongo-...

That fits perfectly well, Fernando!! The Bakongo- Bantu used these swords as you said. This ethnic group in fact extends from north Luanda in Angola to the Congo.
Regards
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,460
Posted By Gonzalo G
That fits perfectly well, Fernando!! The Bakongo-...

That fits perfectly well, Fernando!! The Bakongo- Bantu used these swords as you said. This ethnic group in fact extends from north Luanda in Angola to the Congo.
Regards
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,460
Posted By Gonzalo G
I'm not a consoisseur on this kind of weapons,...

I'm not a consoisseur on this kind of weapons, but I will express some ideas, meanwhile others, better informed, gives his or her opinions. The work seems very rough, as if it was made in a colony...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,513
Posted By Gonzalo G
I'm not a consoisseur on this kind of weapons,...

I'm not a consoisseur on this kind of weapons, but I will express some ideas, meanwhile others, better informed, gives his or her opinions. The work seems very rough, as if it was made in a colony...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Which is? Now, since I wouldn't like to make...

Which is?

Now, since I wouldn't like to make frivolous divagations (too busy with my readings), I will not insist on this subject and just ask you to compare the swords by Nuno Gonçalves from those...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
:eek: :) :)

:eek: :) :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
They are, since we analyze the possible influence...

They are, since we analyze the possible influence of the falcata on the equine form of the nimcha hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd August 2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Quesada mention another origin, based on a...

Quesada mention another origin, based on a Italian-Mediterranean model, anthough he analyses the Greek hypothesis. Please see Fernando Quesada Sanz, Arma y Símbolo: La Falcata Ibérica, Instituto...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
I think we are disgressing too much from the...

I think we are disgressing too much from the subject, which is the possible relation among the jineta-nimcha-kattara, which bring us to the evolution of their hilts. The Portuguese and Spanish swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
But now, this more military-style men carry the...

But now, this more military-style men carry the more classic black swords (same panel):
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,623
Posted By Gonzalo G
Thank you, Timo. Very instructive. Regards

Thank you, Timo. Very instructive.

Regards
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Another detail:

Another detail:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Details from photos of paintings of Nuno...

Details from photos of paintings of Nuno Gonçalves (court Portuguese painter, 15th Century). The swords seem more akin to the Spanish ones. I wonder if the black sword, more differentiated, was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st August 2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Only wanted to expose the motive behind the...

Only wanted to expose the motive behind the attributions, as not beign technical or objetive.





That is correct. It is what I have been saying about this evolution.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,400
Posted By Gonzalo G
Ahhhh! The typical colonial discourse…the...

Ahhhh! The typical colonial discourse…the civilizing role of Europe into the rest of the (colonized) world...And today, even the colonial notions about an Indo-Aryan “conquest” are deeply questioned,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,623
Posted By Gonzalo G
Hi Timo, It seems that I´m wrong. I have been...

Hi Timo,

It seems that I´m wrong. I have been checking Tatar sabres with scabbards, and all them seem to be carried edge-down.

I thought the tachi was not used anymore in the 16th Century,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,623
Posted By Gonzalo G
Thank you, Timo. At what moment and where began...

Thank you, Timo.

At what moment and where began those sabers be carried edge-up? In the Golden Horde they were carried edge-up, as I understand. The Russians adopted this sytsem, as also the...
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