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Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Marc
You know, I've seen pretty serious fights being...

You know, I've seen pretty serious fights being started by these very words*... :D

Well, ready your weapons, Sir! Fernando, pass me that rapier! I have to... er... defend my honour!

...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Marc
It's a truly fantastic piece, Fernando. Thanks...

It's a truly fantastic piece, Fernando. Thanks for sharing it.
I join the growing ranks of the envious... :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Marc
Ok, let’s give it a first quick try. Some of the...

Ok, let’s give it a first quick try. Some of the terms are pretty generic, some are so specific that they probably have either trade or regional variations… more probably both at the same time. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By Marc
Well, It's only my own experience, but... I could...

Well, It's only my own experience, but... I could repeat it one thousand times and still my word wouldn't have but a thousandth of weight that Dr. Stein's regarding this subject. In short, that I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,800
Posted By Marc
Well... Spanish, potentially Spanish or Spanish...

Well... Spanish, potentially Spanish or Spanish colonial, yes, I agree with Manuel.
The axe is probably the most contentious one, and the dagger is a figurative 19th c. exemplar, generically...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,430
Posted By Marc
You're far too kind, Jim, as always :) Anyway,...

You're far too kind, Jim, as always :)

Anyway, regarding the templar's attribution and not wanting to interrupt the interesting discussion going on, I think that the things to consider are rather...
Forum: European Armoury 20th October 2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,430
Posted By Marc
Well, didn't the Templar's Rule forbid the use of...

Well, didn't the Templar's Rule forbid the use of precious metals in their weapons? It sure did in other objects like the spurs or the horse's bits. There was an original rule (72 articles, quoting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,800
Posted By Marc
Let's give it a try. It reads (I think): ...

Let's give it a try. It reads (I think):

“Perteneció a uno de los tres juramentados que entraron en la casa del S(?)ultán Harun (16 Agosto 1888*). Mataron a un moro y a tres chinos e hirieron a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,800
Posted By Marc
These are from the Museo Naval, if I'm not...

These are from the Museo Naval, if I'm not mistaken. Spanish regulation (or at least Navy-used) Navy weapons.
There's a catalogue of the bladed weapons of the Museo Naval, but it excludes all the...
Forum: European Armoury 28th September 2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,935
Posted By Marc
I agree with Dimitry. I would maybe hazard a...

I agree with Dimitry. I would maybe hazard a guess for a guard from a better-than-average foil or duelling sword of French style. The blade would be from a duelling sword, and the rest of the hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Marc
The last two are from "Fuji Esports", a...

The last two are from "Fuji Esports", a Martial Arts shop very close to Plaça Sant Jaume.
Ah, the memories...

Thank you for sharing your trip with us, Lorenz :)
Forum: European Armoury 9th September 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Marc
Just to be completely honest, I haven't discarded...

Just to be completely honest, I haven't discarded a more or less modern replica (pretty well done, that's true), I just lack enough data, at the moment, to say much more than what it has been already...
Forum: European Armoury 7th September 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Marc
Thank you for the additonial pictures, Gio. Just...

Thank you for the additonial pictures, Gio.
Just a couple of questions... is the end of the tang threaded, or is my eyes playing tricks on me again? Also, is a mark what I see at the beginning of...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Marc
At first glance I would say 18th c., made "a...

At first glance I would say 18th c., made "a l'ancienne" / "a la antigua" to fit a smallsword/court sword/military sword hilt; probably in Solingen. Either that, or a refitted 17th c. blade, but...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By Marc
Over the years I've seen a good handful of...

Over the years I've seen a good handful of daggers of this type (the ones Fernando posted, I mean), with some variations (horn, ebony or ivory handles, for example, and either straight or wavy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,857
Posted By Marc
Hmmm... pretty unlikely, I'm afraid. The...

Hmmm... pretty unlikely, I'm afraid.
The "medialuna" or "media-luna" was (still is) indeed a tool to hamstring the bull, not only in the "corrida" but also in cattle-herding. I managed to find a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Marc
How could one get hold of that CD, if I may ask?

How could one get hold of that CD, if I may ask?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By Marc
Ah, indeed. Larressore is a town in the French...

Ah, indeed. Larressore is a town in the French Basque Country, and Ainciart-Bergara is the name of a family of Makila-Makers from there. The original name was Ainciart, recorded since mid-19th c., I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By Marc
Funny how "Ethnographic" is applied...

Funny how "Ethnographic" is applied always to "the other"'s culture :D. For me, a Bowie Knife is an ethnographic weapon :p
But we discussed this before, here...;)
Anyway, you can find some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th June 2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By Marc
Funny, a hi-res version of the last Palace Guard...

Funny, a hi-res version of the last Palace Guard portrait (Deustch's) is actually my computer's Desktop Wallpaper... :D
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,037
Posted By Marc
A bit late, but let me join to the general...

A bit late, but let me join to the general congratulations for your appointment to the position of Moderator, Fernando :).
In my experience (I moderate other fora) this tends to be kind of a mixed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,833
Posted By Marc
In the pics it LOOKS like iron wire, but pictures...

In the pics it LOOKS like iron wire, but pictures can be so misleading... But, if metallic, it should be cold at thouch, although that may take a bit of experience to tell. Anyway, if it's iron, it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Marc
Well, as a last thought, given that we can hardly...

Well, as a last thought, given that we can hardly gather more information about it... from the engeenering point of view, given how easy is to put a spring in the firing pin, I find somewhat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Marc
I've had some of these in my hands, also, and my...

I've had some of these in my hands, also, and my experience leans in the same direction than archer's. The ones I've seen have a mechanism to "cock" the firing pin and some kind of "trigger" to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Marc
Gotcha! :D

Gotcha! :D
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