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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:50 AM
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Posted By fernando
It seems as the mounting a la Gineta is still...

It seems as the mounting a la Gineta is still used in Portugal in bullfighting.
Send me a PM with your email address and i will send you an interesting PDF article, writen in portuguese and english,...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Amen :cool:

Amen :cool:
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
Red face Thread highjacking

This is still a misterious piece as, once posted in the forum, never reached a consensual opinion.
Assuming the visible distance between this thing and the example posted by machinist, i risk to say...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By fernando
The Portuguese version (pampilho) has a more...

The Portuguese version (pampilho) has a more linear point. I find it difficult to get a close up of the device ... here visible in a very dinamic posture of a 'Campino' riding his horse as if chasing...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By fernando
One what ... varnish bottle ? :rolleyes: :D ;)...

One what ... varnish bottle ? :rolleyes: :D ;) :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By fernando
Magnificent swords !!! Thanks a lot for the...

Magnificent swords !!!
Thanks a lot for the pictures and for the enlightening text, Jasper . :cool:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th July 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By fernando
Ready for another one :cool: .

Ready for another one :cool:


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd July 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
Credits given to all of you, Gentlemen. Indeed...

Credits given to all of you, Gentlemen.
Indeed the chain links are hand-welded, bt not the end ones; which later made some handcuff expert out there detrmine this was a replacement.
He also said this...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thank you Dirk, Their provenance is not the same...

Thank you Dirk,
Their provenance is not the same as my example, but they are from the same vicinity.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd July 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thnks fo the suggestion, Cap'n; your'e a good man...

Thnks fo the suggestion, Cap'n; your'e a good man ;) . But i wouldn't do that to you; imagine all the stress living in common with the grip dilemma :eek: .
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thank you all guys, for all that you have...

Thank you all guys, for all that you have said.
The ivory grip being an issue i believe it is not a 'repair' or a 'replacement' in what it means changing something in bad shape for something new. I...
Forum: European Armoury 19th July 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Ah ... great news, great knowledge Jasper :) . It...

Ah ... great news, great knowledge Jasper :) .
It was well worth waiting for your input ... perfect, as always.
Besides my inversion of the blade sides (right and left) i would never make it that a...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thank you Terry :) Yes, the 'featherweight'...

Thank you Terry :)
Yes, the 'featherweight' feeling is due both to the guard bowl not being a full cup but a reduced 'sail', together with a slim and relatively short blade ... rather pointy, by the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Great wisdom, Jim and rather comprehensive...

Great wisdom, Jim and rather comprehensive observations on the shell wide influence as a symbol, namely its presence in the Espada Ancha, one of your beloved favorites ;) .
In trying to go further...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your words Dirk. Indeed sail guard...

Thank you for your words Dirk. Indeed sail guard swords are rare. I hope you keep your opinion if they are Portuguese ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much for your input, Jim. Indeed the...

Thank you so much for your input, Jim.
Indeed the vieira (shell-scallop) became Santiago pilgrims symbol since the middle ages, but eventualy Portuguese King Dom Joćo V (1706-1750) was also fond of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By fernando
A sail guard sword - blade for ID

This one was added to my little collection in unusual circumstances. Not that i don't like it, on the contrary :cool: .
I will call it Portuguese and not (also possibly) Spanish, because it belonged...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By fernando
Wink Switching the complicometer

Yes, Jim.
These things are not linear indeed; let's confuse them a bit further :o .
According to Dudley Gingell, the letter S transposed over a T and surmounted by a G belong to Jusepe de la Hera,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th July 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By fernando
Such a beautiful blade, Gavin. But assuming it...

Such a beautiful blade, Gavin.
But assuming it was forged by the real Hernandez, it is remounted in a hilt at least one centuty later ... the so called 'boca de caballo' (horse mouth)
... if i am not...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By fernando
Well Jim, i must confess i am astonished :eek:...

Well Jim, i must confess i am astonished :eek: .
From the first to the last data i have on the Hernandez sword makers, i have no trace of the family being composed as you reveal.
In Palomar's nomina,...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By fernando
In a descriptive catalogue of the Real Armeria de...

In a descriptive catalogue of the Real Armeria de Madrid (1898) two sword blades (G202 and G203) are described to be made by Pedro Hernandez, a name not cited by Palomares or Rodrigues del Canto, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th July 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By fernando
An interesting handcuff

I have paid a significant amount for this thing. All the money went for its age ... assuming it is not a modern example. I know they were still in use in the fifties, those now selling out there for...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By fernando
I once had the previlege to be authorized to...

I once had the previlege to be authorized to handle a fair number of Viking swords ... ULFBERHT examples included.
It felt like i was committing a sacrilege :o :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By fernando
Nice stuff ... for both Ethno and European...

Nice stuff ... for both Ethno and European section.
I have managed to sign in Academia the other day and now i receive all articles related with arms that are published by email.
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