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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th February 2019, 07:15 PM
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Posted By fernando
No pictures ?

As soon as you upload the required pictures Anton, we shall move this thread to the Ethnographic forum, where it will be more properly dealt with.
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
Glad to hear that, James :cool: .

Glad to hear that, James :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
Red face Help me get this straight ...

The popularization of barrel rifling brough a great advantage; while in the smooth bore one has to load a bullet with a diameter sligthly narrower than the barrel interior, such gap called “windage”,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
Maybe not that thin, i would say :o. You mean...

Maybe not that thin, i would say :o.



You mean "screwable", Udo; yes, but not with so many dents, that i know of ... and with a different configuration :o .

Definitely James can tell us why he...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,102
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Vilhelmsson :). Interesting...

Welcome to the forum, Vilhelmsson :).
Interesting links on rust conversion; still you don't hold a firm opinion on the authenticity of both yours and Andi's axes ... right ?
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
The darkness of the picture doesn't let us check...

The darkness of the picture doesn't let us check the barrel interior but, James is in a better condition to see that there is no rifling continuity inside.
Just like in the pistol that Fernando K has...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
Do i understand your question James ? :confused:...

Do i understand your question James ? :confused:
You can either fill in the attachments grid with six pictures, or upload one by one up to twelve.
... or you can submit a new reply and upload...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Kristjanr. So it seems as...

Welcome to the forum, Kristjanr.
So it seems as scabbards did have wooden cores.
I read out there that "XVI century ones were built with a wooden core of thin planks, wrapped in linen soaked in glue...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By fernando
A true disappointment would be if you didn't post...

A true disappointment would be if you didn't post your educated comments, Jim ;).
Let us see whether other folks know what Willem's blade appears to be and second your entry :cool:.
Forum: Swap Forum 1st February 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By fernando
Rand, you must mention prices or risk deletion of...

Rand, you must mention prices or risk deletion of this topic, as per rules.
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By fernando
Fernando K has a lot of knowledge of these things...

Fernando K has a lot of knowledge of these things ... and a sharp eye ;) :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By fernando
No affront Jim but, perhaps Wayne finds that his...

No affront Jim but, perhaps Wayne finds that his office walls are too few and to good to hang such a 'nice looking' dud. But take no wrong interpretation from my crude words :o . It is just that we...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
That would switch us back to the 'genuine' Tizona...

That would switch us back to the 'genuine' Tizona riddle.
In a way, Charlton's setup would be the correct one, if we think of the period the actual episode took place; no blunt ricasso, thus no way...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By fernando
How in hell, Wayne ? The sword in the link is...

How in hell, Wayne ?
The sword in the link is essentially Spanish !
... and the present one is also Spanish ... like; i mean the blade, and not only, looks like a phoney. But what do i know ? ...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Godnatt victrix :cool:. Thanks for bringing back...

Godnatt victrix :cool:.
Thanks for bringing back that good drawing. Yes, it is reasonable to consider that the tang is narrower than the ricasso. In my sketch i only cared to emphasize the blade...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,889
Posted By fernando
If we look at "Armi Bianche Italiane"...

If we look at "Armi Bianche Italiane" (Boccia/Coelho), we can see the dots "all over" such work. Curiously the authors care to add in index of all weapons illustrated in the book but i don't see any...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Udo, the main problem remains in that all of this...

Udo, the main problem remains in that all of this type you see out there have side rings in their guards and not a full ellipse where both tang and ricasso have to pass through solid holes.
Amazing;...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
All points noted; lots of reasoning ... thanks a...

All points noted; lots of reasoning ... thanks a lot.
I take it that, the smith who made this guard (or whoever commissioned it), was familiar with arms making and not passive of having to wonder...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Let me first feel much obliged to Victrix, Udo...

Let me first feel much obliged to Victrix, Udo and Mark for their participation in this topic's previous incarnation.
But of course, midleburgo, this is much too evident to be otherwise. The thing is...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Sword guard for comments

Guard now in hands; new pictures uploaded.
I will later try and restore some contents of the conversations we had, as previous ones were lost; my mistake :o.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,889
Posted By fernando
What a fabulous sword, Jens !

What a fabulous sword, Jens !
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By fernando
... But if you don't like it as it is, let me...

... But if you don't like it as it is, let me know; i don't mind keeping it myself ;) .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,889
Posted By fernando
Done !

Done !
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By fernando
They say that, when a piece is not put out in the...

They say that, when a piece is not put out in the market but made by direct order of a client that knows well the smith, no marks are needed. Could this be the case ? ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,889
Posted By fernando
This should not happen; why don't you try again...

This should not happen; why don't you try again later, Ed ?
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