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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:18 AM
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Posted By fernando
That would be most interesting.

That would be most interesting.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:28 AM
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Views: 432
Posted By fernando
How amazing; i always thought you were a rather...

How amazing; i always thought you were a rather tall dude :confused: .
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:00 AM
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Views: 432
Posted By fernando
So a blade length between the troopers and the...

So a blade length between the troopers and the officers version, providing both std parameters are well recorded. Interesting; is time gone in when a client would order the blade length according to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By fernando
A rather nice piece, Stu. Congrats :cool: .

A rather nice piece, Stu. Congrats :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 03:38 PM
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Posted By fernando
To my eyes and judging by its ricasso, it starts...

To my eyes and judging by its ricasso, it starts hexagonal, and would change to lenticular ... both on the thin side :o.
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By fernando
I would like to stand corrected in my reputing...

I would like to stand corrected in my reputing the REEVES mark in Bruno's sabre as a spurious one, judging by the 'Birmingham' odd initial system.
Having just spotted another example with precisely...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
Thank you for the kind words, Will :cool: .

Thank you for the kind words, Will :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By fernando
Aren't we facing a riddle here ? The Portuguese...

Aren't we facing a riddle here ?

The Portuguese LC Trooper sabre follows the British P1821 for LC Officers, originaly German designed. Mounted for troopers with a relatively light blade (32" long)...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By fernando
The model yes, might have been known to...

The model yes, might have been known to Portuguese forces but, this specific example doesn't appear to be a Portuguese import. In the place were these 'late' pattern swords used to be property marked...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
Now with a more appropriate pole, in oak wood,...

Now with a more appropriate pole, in oak wood, sightly faceted, well embedded in the socket; langets also embedded but now secured with real old handmade nails.


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Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By fernando
As you see Bruno, your saber is not Portuguese,...

As you see Bruno, your saber is not Portuguese, and the specialist in its context is Jim.
I just wonder whether this model was exported to Spain and not (also) to Portugal. Just wonder, not...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th October 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By fernando
Dear Josh, Images hardly weapon related, even...

Dear Josh,
Images hardly weapon related, even including a (non sword) cane ;).
They are now rotated to their right position. Picture #4 looks off scene, though.
Let us move your thread to the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By fernando
Given that these sabres were arming British...

Given that these sabres were arming British troops sent to join Portuguese forces during the Peninsular War, it might be that this example ended up in Portugal in that period.
Eventually this Cavalry...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By fernando
Excelent.Thanks for sharing :cool: .

Excelent.Thanks for sharing :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By fernando
Good ... very good :cool: . No more pictures ? ;)

Good ... very good :cool: . No more pictures ? ;)
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
Well Wayne, that is some approach; whether being...

Well Wayne, that is some approach; whether being borne with langets, or having them added later; and whether such langets were added to weaponise the item for real period action or recently for...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By fernando
:confused:

:confused:
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By fernando
Gio, you probably mean Stecher, also called 'hair...

Gio, you probably mean Stecher, also called 'hair trigger', an ingenious mechanism that drastically reduces the pressure/tension applied to the actual trigger, invented by a Munich gunsmith in 1543 ?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
I would say not only 'free lancers' resourcing...

I would say not only 'free lancers' resourcing rural tools to cause turbulence among defenseless villages but also traditional agricultors becoming part time 'regulars', when drafted by their land...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
Thank you for the welcome and for the...

Thank you for the welcome and for the illustration Marcus. I could swear i have one of these, somewhere among my micro library :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
Well Ian, i tried to 'accomodate' this specimen...

Well Ian, i tried to 'accomodate' this specimen in such typology, but i hesitated. For a start, there is no actual Portuguese translation for glaive; so i quit the glaive generic category and stood...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
A pure (still used) tool like a Coupe-Marc, as...

A pure (still used) tool like a Coupe-Marc, as eventually discussed HERE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=20917&highlight=coupe+marc) is not the issue in this case. Eventually when i...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fernando
An uncommon polearm for comments

One of those weapons developed from ancient rural implements as, after all, came the most (or the total ?) of them from.
Perhaps this variant is only found in Portugal, as i don't see them exhibited...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By fernando
Yes, the original FLEURET had a protected point...

Yes, the original FLEURET had a protected point called "La mouche".
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By fernando
Not really for duel, but for sports and training.

Not really for duel, but for sports and training.
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