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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 04:02 PM
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Posted By fernando
Not the right configuration. Both head and hole...

Not the right configuration. Both head and hole should not be wider than the shaft. Neither the material; mending needles have a harder steel finish, not soft enough to have decorations. A worse...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 03:05 PM
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Posted By fernando
It is more that the one i posted has a more open...

It is more that the one i posted has a more open air rustic look; hence i would stay with the mason brick liner assessment, if you don't mind ;) .
But you qualify for half pint, though :cool: .


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Today, 10:24 AM
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Views: 117
Posted By fernando
Very good shot, Wayne Kronckew; i owe you a pint....

Very good shot, Wayne Kronckew; i owe you a pint.
My consolation for mine not having its pair is that it is a 'pre-industrial' specimen, visibly with some age; XIX century ?
Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By fernando
Game keepers, game (boar) hunters, fruit keepers,...

Game keepers, game (boar) hunters, fruit keepers, you name it. They were still sold at the ironmonger during my youth, in the 'standard' type. I realize users would keep them legal when placing...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By fernando
Ah ... you got me :eek: The officer version;...

Ah ... you got me :eek:


The officer version; rank and file would have to do with a plain handle :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By fernando
Wink Rick not minding ...

No need to change the thread title to "bizarre weaponry" or the like. As long as old guns are in the menu, digression is never a profound one.
That grave protector beast in #8 seems to have an end...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By fernando
Yes Jens, it could be ! It is sharp; both point...

Yes Jens, it could be !
It is sharp; both point and edges !
But not sharp enough to be a blood letting lancet, though.


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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By fernando
I know why you fancy these, Rick ... no use to...

I know why you fancy these, Rick ... no use to deny it; shark night hunting :rolleyes: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th December 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By fernando
What would this little 'tool' be ?

I wonder if any of you guys find this thing familiar ....
Handmade, with an old 'decor'. Nothing further i can add; pictures speak for themselves.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Jim i would be rather surprised if you didn't...

Jim i would be rather surprised if you didn't enter at this stage, as in moments that you usually find opportune.
I dare say that your attributing the posted topic colateral research findings a...
Forum: European Armoury 14th December 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fernando
Amen !

Amen !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2018, 01:03 PM
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Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Ariel, what i admire more (most) in your endeavor...

Ariel, what i admire more (most) in your endeavor is the risk you took to rupture your biceps ;) .
On the other hand, it could either be my poor(est) english or the method Mr. Charney described...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Points taken Ariel ... and undisputed;...

Points taken Ariel ... and undisputed; restraining chains for captivity and restricted movimentation, such as parades or fighting sessions.
This brings a question; how do they 'store' elephants ? We...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Back with Garcia de Orta ...

This is more in a way to distinguish what period chroniclers 'saw' and what they were only 'told' of, and their candid posture about such difference.

The actual Magnum Opus of this brilliant...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Another technique would be, not pegging (as per...

Another technique would be, not pegging (as per caption author's conclusion) but shorten the chain within a quick sliding system, so that the animal can not run due to not being able to stretch his...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
You are underestimating the intimacy between...

You are underestimating the intimacy between these animals and their tamers; soon as feel they are about to panic, they transmit them a body sign: hold (peg me) me or i'll run the heck out of here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
Maybe not Jens. Not that they wouldn't consider...

Maybe not Jens. Not that they wouldn't consider doing so but, drugs often result in an unpredictable mode, like inverting their effects, which with such huge guys it would be rather...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By fernando
Thank you ken. I have just edited the display...

Thank you ken. I have just edited the display picture in my post;the one i previously uploaded was a bit outdated ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By fernando
Definitely no expertise by me, Ken. I only have...

Definitely no expertise by me, Ken. I only have one of these and know next to nothing about armour. By the looks of mine, its handling, its price and the seller it came from, i am aware that it is...
Forum: European Armoury 10th December 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By fernando
Bizarre :o .

Bizarre :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
I guess Jens has a copy !

I guess Jens has a copy !
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By fernando
You know Marcus, there were limitations due to...

You know Marcus, there were limitations due to the spring i got from an old lock having to be adapted in a manner to adjust its opening to the due tension to hold the safety lever. If the notch was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
It is like some times artists have a combined...

It is like some times artists have a combined manner to do things wrong in a standard way. You take the Simpsons cartoons, for one; they are designed with four fingers in their hands but the artists...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By fernando
I am afraid i don't get it Marcus; can you...

I am afraid i don't get it Marcus; can you explain by other words ... or make a sketch of what you are saying ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th December 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,302
Posted By fernando
My pleasure, Jens; i have also learnt a lot...

My pleasure, Jens; i have also learnt a lot myself :cool:.
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