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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:34 PM
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Posted By fernando
Not so rigid as a rule Mark; more a convenient...

Not so rigid as a rule Mark; more a convenient requirement. Exceptions to consider, of course :cool: .
Wait till we see the whole thing. Remember the (Wundes) Kings heads are one of those symbols...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By fernando
Thumbs up Let us go back to the business our forum is...

Let us go back to the business our forum is about.
Merry Christmas everyone :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By fernando
Exclamation Wait a minute

Sure thing Ariel, but; maybe we don't all love with the same intensity ... just saying :o.


Well, not we, Ariel ... not we; on the contrary ... sure you didn't miss it.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By fernando
Let us start by following your suggestion,...

Let us start by following your suggestion, Julien.Thread moved.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By fernando
Absolutely. Do i see this thread has just ended...

Absolutely. Do i see this thread has just ended ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st December 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
However Jim, given the recurrent spicing poured...

However Jim, given the recurrent spicing poured into accounts, left to us by authors with imagination, and period paintings being not the same as photographs (and even those), we wind up swapping...
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By fernando
Evgeny, can you show as the whole sword, clean as...

Evgeny, can you show as the whole sword, clean as it is now ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Could they really choke them, despite all those...

Could they really choke them, despite all those thousands of trunk muscles ... So that they wouldn't be able to respire through their snorkel ;)

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Guys, where is the line, and how fine it is, that...

Guys, where is the line, and how fine it is, that separates rationality from skepticism ? The worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see :rolleyes: .


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
This would be a rather pertinent approach, Jim;...

This would be a rather pertinent approach, Jim; bladed 'devices' fit to strike the enemy ranks.
Rmember Captain João Ribeiro saw the Ceylon specimens and describes them as (literally) disform...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Let us not digress by that road, in such...

Let us not digress by that road, in such exppressive manner... please ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
One thing is certain ...

It is utterly undeniable that elephants have been used in battle per tot saecula. There are zillions of comprehensive records, no matter more or less fantasy spiced by writers.
... No matter with or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Mind you ...

Having a second look to the video and watching others showing similar action, it looks as if they push each other with their foreheads ... and doing no use of the tusks. They are showing strength in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Still they can have a determined degree of...

Still they can have a determined degree of sensivity ... and eventually crack. Only that they know how to use them ... angle and all. As you showed, a significant part of their length is hollow ......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
The armour in the picture doesn't have to be the...

The armour in the picture doesn't have to be the real whole thing; more a parade version ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Migrating the old saying: he (an elephant) may be...

Migrating the old saying: he (an elephant) may be an animal but he is not stupid. I would reject the idea that such inteligent and skilled animal would inadvertly cause self damage. It is all about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Unlike humans, elephants change their teeth 6...

Unlike humans, elephants change their teeth 6 times during their lives. Their teeth don’t grow upwards, like in humans, but horizontally. They start with the size of thumb nail.
When they grow old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Elephants are either left- or right-tusked, and...

Elephants are either left- or right-tusked, and the dominant tusk is generally smaller because of wear and tear from frequent use.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th November 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
What a serious shot Wayne; i envy you for...

What a serious shot Wayne; i envy you for antecipating my entry.
In fact, there was no such thing as TUSKS at the time ... nor in context.The period term commonly used by those guys for those things...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Could it be that tusk swords had a more uniform...

Could it be that tusk swords had a more uniform shape, more subject of adornment and all, and lived longer due to their later use in parades and escorts ... and trunk swords were more of a raw and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Wayne ... please !

Wayne ... please !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
Whether trunk swords were melted or are kept in...

Whether trunk swords were melted or are kept in private collections based on their rarity, or even forgotten in musem sub-basements, is something to admit.
Varthema is much too specific for us to...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By fernando
It is (more) a question in that, looking at the...

It is (more) a question in that, looking at the whole piece, folks have a lead towards which area to look (or not) for ...
It is not in Gyngells work or in the Wallace collection catalogue, by the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,039
Posted By fernando
From Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509-83)...

From Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509-83) "PEREGRINAÇÃO", page 184 ...
As went, two hundred elephants armed with castles, and war panouras, which are the swords that they carry in their tusks when they...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By fernando
You know the "protocol", Ariel. Show us...

You know the "protocol", Ariel.
Show us the whole thing !
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