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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By fernando
Portuguese chroniclers of the XVI century called...

Portuguese chroniclers of the XVI century called them cris (single) or crises (pluriel); their form being apparently (?) the same as those of nowadays.
In one citation we can read 'cris of double...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By fernando
At his best in 2004. A cats lover, as he...

At his best in 2004. A cats lover, as he claimed.


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Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By fernando
So deeply sad that, the end of his long time...

So deeply sad that, the end of his long time suffering, only ended with such terrible loss.
We will have the previlege to inherit his endless fount of knowledge.
Rest in peace, dear Michl.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By fernando
So sorry for the bad impression Roland, but...

So sorry for the bad impression Roland, but ...
It will be good news if this is not a rather modern touristic item ? :o
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By fernando
Guys, have a look to this...

Guys, have a look to this thread:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17643.
Go figure why not a single member has commented on it . :shrug:
Can you see the similarity between both 'not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By fernando
Alright; let's assume this may be further...

Alright; let's assume this may be further discussed in the Ethno section and move it over there.
... If you don't mind, Evgeny :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By fernando
Now Evgeny shows us some more part of it; why not...

Now Evgeny shows us some more part of it; why not in the first place ?
If it has a percussion chimney, would not be (flintlock) Miquelete.
Let us see more pictures, in different angles; will you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By fernando
The barrel of an Indian Toradar ?

The barrel of an Indian Toradar ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By fernando
Ceylonese usually have the locks on the left...

Ceylonese usually have the locks on the left side, right ?
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd July 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By fernando
Looking for a ramrod

I am looking for a ramrod for my recently acquired blunderbuss ... which has the wrong one.
It should be wooden, with a tip of hard material, iron, brass, bone ...
Total length would be 57...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
How dumb i was; you are right :o . I first...

How dumb i was; you are right :o .
I first thought that the 2 m/m 'porous layer' of the muzzle was another quality of steel, or 'burnt' by fire use; did not realize that it was the only part not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By fernando
But to my eyes the rivets in that one have the...

But to my eyes the rivets in that one have the purpose to attach that rectangular adornment to the blade, whereas in the present one they seem to be the actual fixation of the tang to the blade. But...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Thank you all for your comments,...

Thank you all for your comments, Gentlemen.
Fernando, the brass section on the barrel mouth is only a sheet applied to the steel and, surprisingly, not fully around, but only covering the visual part...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much Roland :). I am not a shooter,...

Thank you so much Roland :).
I am not a shooter, though; it was enough during military (war) service :( .
Also not a fan of replicas; will have to do by just imagining the noise of this thing, which...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Blunderbuss for comments

Now, don't tell me this isn't good stuff :o :D .
This one we may call it Portuguese.
Indicative details would be the 'fluted' stock, the trigger guard and the inverted direction in which the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By fernando
Am i missing a couple points here ... or are my...

Am i missing a couple points here ... or are my eyes tricking me ? :o::confused:

Isn't there one more letter (figure) before the five ones that have been mentioned, close from the tang ... as also...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By fernando
I can't say i can associate these luxury...

I can't say i can associate these luxury implements in the link to those full of rusticity i have posted.
Maybe some day someone finds something of the kind and tell their use ... if any :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
Oh, i guess you're right, Rick. I always thought...

Oh, i guess you're right, Rick.
I always thought there was something wrong with this thing :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
Ah, you caught me :p :eek:. Absolutely...

Ah, you caught me :p :eek:.


Absolutely !


Don't know; could it be that all the heat it has been subject to, caused all that corrosion ?
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
So sorry guys but, what am i missing ? I never...

So sorry guys but, what am i missing ? I never suspected this was an iron :o :D .
My proposal went for its unusual shape and evident signs of age.
I could bet my right hand that this not from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th July 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By fernando
Apparently Rajesh doesn't oppose the assumption...

Apparently Rajesh doesn't oppose the assumption that there is no spout for a powder horn ... this being 'simply' a horn.
Let's move it then.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By fernando
It could; but if you patiently browse the net,...

It could; but if you patiently browse the net, you will see that such word was originaly a person's name, mainly used in the Nederlands, during this sword's period, as attributed to a Prince of...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By fernando
An outstanding sword, Jean-Luc. I wish you luck...

An outstanding sword, Jean-Luc.
I wish you luck with the name deciphering.
Remember that most possibly it was 'latinized', in line with ALAMANIA ME FECIT.
The first name Peter is not German but,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Ah ... :shrug:

Ah ... :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th July 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
A different (ironing) iron

Within the Ethno Miscellania concept, i am posting this iron, as it shows signs of
considerable age, as well of considerable rarity for, among the zillion old irons i have seen out there, i found...
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