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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:12 PM
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Posted By fernando
Red face Novice notes ...

It looks like a LOT OF INK (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25126&highlight=Hand+Half+Sword) has been spent in the discussion of this mark, both in origin as in purpose ... as well as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2019, 09:19 AM
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Views: 51,261
Posted By fernando
Makes sense, incurved edge and all.

Makes sense, incurved edge and all.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th September 2019, 07:54 PM
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Views: 51,261
Posted By fernando
A rather cute piece, it is :cool: .

A rather cute piece, it is :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
So interesting; to the point in that, the term...

So interesting; to the point in that, the term storta (twisted, unstraight) possibly an allusion to this sword guard, made a career in dictionaries, as nowadays attributed to a scimitar or a cutlass.
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By fernando
Guys, i don't pretend to be a brain picker but...

Guys, i don't pretend to be a brain picker but ... i see (?) signs that this pistol was born with a flintlock system. I don't know, the atypical plate cut out, as if pretending to vanish with...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By fernando
Are you sure, Rick ? ;) :o. .

Are you sure, Rick ? ;) :o.


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Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
By the way Ray, does this beautiful sword belong...

By the way Ray, does this beautiful sword belong in your personal collection ?
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
Splendid ! Sorry my ignorance; isn't this a...

Splendid !
Sorry my ignorance; isn't this a Storta ?
I am not qualified to judge on this sword's properties but, i would dare to sustain that, its 'lonely' ferro di molino mark looks very real. But...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
Wink Missing shots ?

Apparently you guys skipped over a "detail" in that Ray is already aware that these (Veneto) marks exist, although in numbers of more than one; what he is asking is whether we are familiar with them...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By fernando
Hello Ray ... welcome to our forum :) You are...

Hello Ray ... welcome to our forum :)
You are right in that this is a mark showing in Italian (Veneto) blades of the XV-XVI centuries, as indeed these often appear in a multiple mode and not one...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By fernando
Yes, the conversions ...

With the invention of the percussion cap (Forsyth) in the first quarter XIX century, there has been an authentic race for flintlock to percussion conversion, both by military as by civilian, as the...
Forum: Swap Forum 15th September 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By fernando
If i don't sell it here for 180 Euros, within a...

If i don't sell it here for 180 Euros, within a week from now i will offer it in another venue.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th September 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By fernando
Which i thank you :cool: . I was there in...

Which i thank you :cool: .
I was there in 1969/1970.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th September 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By fernando
Thank you Marius. However may i be skeptical...

Thank you Marius.
However may i be skeptical about the suggested origins of both my sculpture and the example you show :o .
I know a little about Macondes; i have been in contact with them during my...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,830
Posted By fernando
My ignorance of experimental or even theoretical...

My ignorance of experimental or even theoretical knowledge is overwhelmed by my curiosity ... and nonconformism (in lack of a better term). Furthermore my mediocre english impedes me to understand...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
You did well Wayne :cool: ;) . Better than...

You did well Wayne :cool: ;) .
Better than previously useful modern & charming re-enactment photos, certainly period paintings would have us traveling close(r) to reality. A not so easy task, though...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
My deepest apologies, Victrix; due to being...

My deepest apologies, Victrix; due to being influenced by service in the (ex-colonies) army i though you were referring to 'modern' sappers digging 'modern' landmines.
Concerning weight and shot...
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
:cool: :cool: :cool:

:cool: :cool: :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
No cavalry sword type was mentioned Wayne, but...

No cavalry sword type was mentioned Wayne, but cup hilted ones; and those you have them mounted on blades for all tastes, short, long, thin, thick. I have one with a rather small cup bowl, a wide...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
I don't think this was an excavated find; the guy...

I don't think this was an excavated find; the guy i got it from said this was included in a lot with various things (weapons, i gather).
These being humble pieces and not those belonging in nobility...
Forum: European Armoury 8th September 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your kind words, Will. While i am...

Thank you for your kind words, Will.
While i am not an expert either, what i can dare to tell you is that this being a pikeman 'half armor', that is, only composed of breastplate and back plate, a...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By fernando
Breastplate for comments

This is in principle of Portuguese manufacture, most probably coming from the Royal smithies of Barcarena; where production of these basic examples is well recorded, in this case to equip the common...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By fernando
Caliber ?

Caliber ?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By fernando
Certainly the one that had to swapped for the...

Certainly the one that had to swapped for the modification ;).
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By fernando
... "AND OTHER EUROPEAN POLE ARMS", it...

... "AND OTHER EUROPEAN POLE ARMS", it says. I gather that his use of he "HALBERD" term is due to the more popular way to address these things. Perhaps that Pollaxe was the most appealing picture he...
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