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Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2020, 04:55 PM
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Posted By fernando
No doubt it is !

No doubt it is !
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2020, 04:30 PM
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Views: 185
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Peter :) . It could be...

Welcome to the forum, Peter :) .
It could be that those marks pretend to resemble the real thing (German ?) but they would not be authentic.
I sincerely hope i am wrong, though :o.
Let's hear what...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 20th May 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By fernando
Brilliant; a gondola "croque". I would...

Brilliant; a gondola "croque". I would never guess :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Looks to me like a cross potent...

Looks to me like a cross potent (Jerusalem).
Interestingly the coat of arms you show has the Portuguese inescutcheon; which make sense as, by then, Portugal was part of the Filipes crown.


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Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Udo, are you sure this is the Royal coat of arms...

Udo, are you sure this is the Royal coat of arms of Spain ? Do i see some unusual symbols there ?
Maybe the arms of a Spanish noble house ? :o .


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By fernando
Thread better placed in the Ethno forum; let us...

Thread better placed in the Ethno forum; let us move it :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
This one ... and not only ;).

This one ... and not only ;).
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By fernando
Sharp eye, Udo ;). Amazing how this style is so...

Sharp eye, Udo ;).
Amazing how this style is so similar to MY EXAMPLE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8187&highlight=partasana), which i took as Portuguese. But then, we can not...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
How it became a 'modern' plausible situation ......

How it became a 'modern' plausible situation ... painted and real.


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Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,520
Posted By fernando
Much obliged for your support, Gentlemen :cool:...

Much obliged for your support, Gentlemen :cool: .


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Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,520
Posted By fernando
So ...

... i kept looking at this sword hilt and couldn't stop thinking that its look was so dull. Until i ended up not resisting to give it some cleaning. I know i have commited a crime but ...


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Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By fernando
Shouldn't that be a more stylized K. ... And...

Shouldn't that be a more stylized K.
... And shouldn't inspector marks be present ? :o


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Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By fernando
Maybe a poor "K", yes; only sort of a...

Maybe a poor "K", yes; only sort of a control mark, not the smith's signature ... i would say.
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By fernando
Still it would be interesting to have a look at...

Still it would be interesting to have a look at it ;).
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By fernando
Glen knows a lot ... about a lot of swords ......

Glen knows a lot ... about a lot of swords ... :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
For a change ...

Ariel, i wonder if you have this Elgood PDF...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
An inteligent explanation in context, Jim ... as...

An inteligent explanation in context, Jim ... as usual ;) .

As an aside ...
The power of language is like that; the repetitive calling a thing with a determined name by the common man, ends up...
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By fernando
Tell us the new title you wish to change to; we...

Tell us the new title you wish to change to; we shall see to that.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Canuck ... and thank you...

Welcome to the forum, Canuck ... and thank you for your offer concerning Civil War Weaponry info.
Can you show us that musket you are talking about ?
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By fernando
Amen to that David :cool: .

Amen to that David :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
... As apparently we are not betraying our first...

... As apparently we are not betraying our first assessments. A sword with an Indian hilt and a foreign (Italian for the case) blade; a setup named by many as Firangi. This might not be the most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
Jim, indeed the sickle/eyelash symbol is not...

Jim, indeed the sickle/eyelash symbol is not necessarliy Genoese. In fact, and observing (as quoted) Boccia & Coelho's work, we notice that the largest number of those pictured are Venetian (or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
You are right in that the competition was dealt...

You are right in that the competition was dealt in a different mode; but not necessarily tougher or trickier than in the XIX century. Money rules remain in privilege... and merchants have a blind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
Competitors ... ma non troppo

Just trying to defend my Dame :o.
For those not within the picture, saltpeter is a nuclear component of gunpowder ...


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By fernando
Kubur, your contribution might have been humble...

Kubur, your contribution might have been humble ... but humble is not the way you express your views, if i may ;).
I am sure Ariel mentions Almeida and Albuquerque as a symbolic reference to...
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