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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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Posted By fernando
Hardly the point, dear Jim; which was (in my...

Hardly the point, dear Jim; which was (in my atempt) to oppose to the idea that 'Colonial' (tricky term) swords aren't necessarily plain in their construction, as has been put; wooden grips, plain...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:52 PM
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Posted By fernando
C'mon Jim, is that what you infer from the...

C'mon Jim, is that what you infer from the description ? I am so frustrated that it wasn't clear enough and gave a wrong interpretation ... 19th. century ?:confused:. See PICTURES HERE ...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 01:31 PM
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Posted By fernando
... Or could it be the person that did all those...

... Or could it be the person that did all those engravings ?
I take it as highly probable that the inscriptions were applied here in a special procedure.
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By fernando
Duly noted Mark; notwithstanding different...

Duly noted Mark; notwithstanding different perspectives, or different angles in which the (Spanish version)colonial atribution is viewed. A highly regarded Spanish dealer, when describing some...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2020, 11:34 AM
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Posted By fernando
Now, that is a rather interesting approach ......

Now, that is a rather interesting approach ... and i thank you for that :cool:.
Dom Rodrigo da Cunha 1577-1643 after being Bishop of Portalegre, Bishop of Oporto, and Archbishop of Braga, ended his...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2020, 05:26 PM
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Posted By fernando
Well, that would be the one million dollar...

Well, that would be the one million dollar question. Probably those of the smith; i wish someone would know !


I would not know when in time peened pommels evoluted to the threaded system, and if...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By fernando
Probably iam talking nonsense but ...

Yes ... the four arms cross, allegedly shown up in CARAVACA (Murcia), after some legendary story, is one more symbol used for mystic purposes, like MIN SENAL HES ... and others, like Christ in a...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Thank you Will. I like to think that these words...

Thank you Will. I like to think that these words are suitable for both land and water. However in this particular case, this one must have seen land all its life time; in context, the major number of...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th May 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By fernando
Still open to offers ?

Still open to offers ?
Forum: Swap Forum 28th May 2020, 03:51 PM
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Posted By fernando
Still for sale. Offers ?

Still for sale.
Offers ?
Forum: Swap Forum 28th May 2020, 03:50 PM
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Posted By fernando
Still open to offers.

Still open to offers.
Forum: Swap Forum 28th May 2020, 03:49 PM
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Posted By fernando
Still open to offers.

Still open to offers.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Merci, Thomas :cool:.

Merci, Thomas :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 01:56 PM
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Posted By fernando
You bet ;) .

You bet ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 01:54 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Thank you Tony :cool: .

Thank you Tony :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Mark, i wouldn't hesitate to assume that these...

Mark, i wouldn't hesitate to assume that these swords have gone to sea. You chose a reason; to equip the forces that complemented the ships personel (one part crew one part soldiers), other forces...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th May 2020, 07:22 AM
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Views: 126
Posted By fernando
Pictures ?

Pictures ?
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Thank you all guys. Always nice to hear from such...

Thank you all guys. Always nice to hear from such broad participation.
The caption in the museum mentions this sword as one of 'military characteristics'; doesn't specify what branch it has equipped....
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your enthusiastic words, Jim...

Thank you for your enthusiastic words, Jim :cool:.
Indeed this is an unusual example in all its details. But soon as i posted it here, some acquaintance i have, dedicated to these matters, reminded...
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By fernando
Thak you for the kind words, Dirk :cool: .

Thak you for the kind words, Dirk :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By fernando
My "new" cup hilt sword for your kind comments

Why have i acquired this one, despite current austerity days ?
Besides the patriotic inscription on the blade VIVA PORTUGAL, a Royal crest which, despite its faded condition, would implicitly be that...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fernando
No doubt it is !

No doubt it is !
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
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: 527
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: 616
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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