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Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2022, 10:01 AM
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Posted By fernando
No pictures uploaded,Triarii ?

No pictures uploaded,Triarii ?
Forum: European Armoury 27th September 2022, 04:41 PM
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Posted By fernando
Just for one's perusal ...

Yes, a 'gross' bombard, they call it. An example of gross bombard catalogued in a local museum, dated from the end XV century, would throw a ball with 33,5 cms. weighing 85 arráteis (pounds)= circa...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By fernando
No problem;i was just trying to compare it with...

No problem;i was just trying to compare it with the ones i have. I guess 30 cms. diameter (not perimeter) would be a really huge ball; mine are 19 cms. and weigh circa 8 kilos.
Sorry for your back....
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By fernando
Is it a stone or an iron ball ? Do you know the...

Is it a stone or an iron ball ? Do you know the diameter ... and or the weight ?
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 09:25 AM
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Posted By fernando
So ... let's flip them back ;)

So ... let's flip them back ;)
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By fernando
What an excelent set of daggers. Thanks for...

What an excelent set of daggers. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By fernando
Atypical piece indeed. Is this dagger in your...

Atypical piece indeed. Is this dagger in your collection, Eftihis ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th September 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By fernando
Excelent notes, Rick. Thank you my friend :cool:.

Excelent notes, Rick. Thank you my friend :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2022, 10:51 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much, DrD and Rick, for cracking...

Thank you so much, DrD and Rick, for cracking this riddle.
Also tank you for the SAMSON name correction; i was thinking of my cell phone :eek:.
Now that i know what it is, i went looking in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th September 2022, 01:55 PM
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Posted By fernando
A cutter ... to cut what ?

I realize this has to do with tobacco (smoking) artifacts, as influenced by the (Dutch i guess) maker's name SAMSON. Whatever it cuts, it cuts something; not cigars, as the admitter is too narrow;...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By fernando
Of rituals ... and symbols

Drawings of remnants of personalities buried in tombs #4, #5 and #12 with their swords, in Kindoki, Mbanza Nsundi, Low Congo,
And a portrait of Mfutila, King of the Congo Kingdom, who succeeded his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2022, 12:26 PM
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Views: 1,449
Posted By fernando
Red face Jim not minding with this imense digression ...

Good reasoning, Mahratt. In a (sort of) similar situation we have the swords introduced to African natives in an early stage (XV century) and later becoming symbols of power in the xix century (Mbele...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
I am still intrigued (above all) by those series...

I am still intrigued (above all) by those series of digits (inventory, serial, code numbers ?) and now with that 'mark' in both blade faces. Hardly maker's marks, as those usually (always) punch them...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2022, 09:54 AM
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Views: 669
Posted By fernando
So good you cracked it :cool:.

So good you cracked it :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 06:38 PM
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Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
Looks real ! .

Looks real !


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Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 01:34 PM
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Posted By fernando
Have you tried HERE...

Have you tried HERE (https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_menu.html) ?
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
Better view of the blade base and knuckle guard....

Better view of the blade base and knuckle guard. Still the grip wrapping not clear.
Hopefuly some member able to ID those numbers.
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
Jim, definitely i am not such a connoisseur; once...

Jim, definitely i am not such a connoisseur; once things are not explicit, i am completely lost :o.
To say this example does not fall (to me) within the regular range. I would not know how to...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
Very short indeed; too short, we may say ? :o

Very short indeed; too short, we may say ? :o
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2022, 10:43 AM
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Posted By fernando
I guess that what Jim wants to confirm is whether...

I guess that what Jim wants to confirm is whether the wire is authentic and wrapped around the grip or just some kind of fantasy ... so to say !

Is it iron, brass or copper ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th September 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By fernando
The rustic copper lock to prevent it from stcking...

The rustic copper lock to prevent it from stcking too deep into the river bed.


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th September 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By fernando
Eel fishing spears (gaffs) look different in my...

Eel fishing spears (gaffs) look different in my neck of the woods.


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Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By fernando
Hello ASPaulding, I could well be a Portuguese...

Hello ASPaulding,
I could well be a Portuguese cup hilt, but it may be mounted on a blade from a different sword, probably military, from the 18th/19th century, with those number (inventory ?) marks...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By fernando
Yes, that is more functional. Certainly cel7...

Yes, that is more functional. Certainly cel7 doesn't mind :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, François :). Let us see...

Welcome to the forum, François :).
Let us see what the members think of your nice saber.
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