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Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2016, 12:20 PM
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Posted By fernando
I regret that no sources show up to provide some...

I regret that no sources show up to provide some information on this theme; perhaps because it is so specific and not so much explored.
I have to contact some local specialists in artillery but...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Yes Jim, indeed the article i first found was...

Yes Jim, indeed the article i first found was written by Peterson, about the American sword; but what i was browsing on was the king's head, which he eventualy brings about in his work, when fixing...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Thank you for input, Jim. If i follow it...

Thank you for input, Jim.
If i follow it correctly ...
Concerning the system of striking the crowned Kings head at every second letter, if we apply a certain (correct?) reading criteria, such is the...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Just a question of approach, Jim. As i am not a...

Just a question of approach, Jim. As i am not a 'hard core' connoisseur, it is for me easier to consider that, the persons or sources that described the sword for the article, were not familiar with...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Excelent, Cathey ... Thank you ever so much for...

Excelent, Cathey ...
Thank you ever so much for the great info and convincing pictures.
The fact that you wish this sword was in your collection is for me the best certificate of quality.
So French...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Wait a minute, guys :eek:. By eight kingsheads,...

Wait a minute, guys :eek:.
By eight kingsheads, they mean four on each side; as Andrea on one side and Ferara on the other.

... Or am i missing something here ? :confused:
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
One of which i have just recalled having kept in...

One of which i have just recalled having kept in my hard disk, concerning an announcement in the Glasgow Herald published in Nov. 1969, in that an auction to be held at Christie's would include five...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By fernando
A rather challenging question. It does need...

A rather challenging question. It does need someone with significant knowledge to provide information on such subject. Until now i have gone myself as far as realizing that, the dimensions of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Yes, great input Jim. Let me digest all said and...

Yes, great input Jim.
Let me digest all said and register it.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
In any case, thanks for your prompt reaction,...

In any case, thanks for your prompt reaction, Jasper
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
Thank you Jim but ... this is not that much...

Thank you Jim but ... this is not that much atypical. Since i started lurking at this sword and browsed the Net about possible similarities, i found a couple examples with this specific type of...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By fernando
A basket hilted swords for comments

I know next to nothing about these swords. But for a couple years i was fascinated with this one; perhaps because i had seen it in a fellow collector's house and i knew i could manage to acquire it....
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
Alright Corrado, let's agree with you ;). In...

Alright Corrado, let's agree with you ;).
In fact there were Basque gun makers with the name Yzaguirre since the XVII century. In a pistol i have seen, one of these members stroke the mark YZAGE....
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
Well noted, Corrado. But then and, not wishing to...

Well noted, Corrado.
But then and, not wishing to perpetuate this issue and, assuming that the name in the mark is a plausible one, with all your experience of collecting, have you ever seen a lock...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By fernando
What do we have here ? .

What do we have here ?

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Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
That was also my impression. I just didn't dare...

That was also my impression. I just didn't dare to play the expert :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
^ Yes, .

^


Yes,


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Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
Good shot, Corrado. It must be the same pistol...

Good shot, Corrado. It must be the same pistol present in Calvó's other work, Armamento Español en la Guerra de la Independencia, page 37. Only that this time he doesn't call it 'M 1781' but 'dated...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 440
Posted By fernando
Hi Dana, Let us see what knowledged members say...

Hi Dana,
Let us see what knowledged members say but, you must be prepaired for those marks being meaningless :o .
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By fernando
Alright Matej, fully noted, thanks.

Alright Matej, fully noted, thanks.
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By fernando
Yes, that sure is what immediately comes to mind...

Yes, that sure is what immediately comes to mind but, the design of the shield/escutcheon and the relative position of the star don't concur :o

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Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By fernando
Extremely sorry to hear such bad news. I happen...

Extremely sorry to hear such bad news. I happen to have a copy of such work signed by him.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By fernando
I do not have the capacity to judge that, once...

I do not have the capacity to judge that, once the elementary leads are missing. In a wide interpretation, the design of the fixation claws might just be a decoration ability and not a deliberate...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By fernando
... and if you don't mind, Iain, this interesting...

... and if you don't mind, Iain, this interesting thread would be better placed in the Miscellania section ;) .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd January 2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By fernando
The oldest Portuguese facilities for the making...

The oldest Portuguese facilities for the making of weaponry were established in the village of Barcarena by King Dom João II in 1487. The next King Dom Manuel installed in this arsenal a workshop...
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