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Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By fernando
Thank you Mark. Yes, examples by Waters are...

Thank you Mark.
Yes, examples by Waters are excelent. This one is no more than a humble competitor :o .
But, you know, when you don't have a dog you hunt with a cat :shrug: :eek:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By fernando
Yes, it follows the same line ... except for the...

Yes, it follows the same line ... except for the face on the grip ;)
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Well Mark, one of us is definitely being tricked...

Well Mark, one of us is definitely being tricked by his eyes ;) :D
What i see is a few grooves and spots, result of rough forging texture. But i see what you meant, though :cool:.


Don't mention...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd October 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Thank you CC. The news are that the Portuguese...

Thank you CC.
The news are that the Portuguese seem to have adopted the diminutive feminine for the naming of the boarding axe, certainly to distinguish it from the long handle ones, which had and...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By fernando
Speaking of talismanic stuff

These are the so called ARRAS, something said to come from Roman times, still in use in Spain and Mexico.
Among several interpretations, they were/are offered by the groom to the bride, to pay for...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By fernando
Yes i did ... with only a couple words :o .

Yes i did ... with only a couple words :o .
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By fernando
It is there, Fernando ;) .

It is there, Fernando ;)

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Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By fernando
A box lock bronze barrel pistol for comments.

I hope Captain Mark is not in the backstage spying on this one. He might board my ship and loot it ... together with the boarding axe ;) .
The 13 cms. octogonal barrel has a blunderbuss profile. The...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Here are detailed pictures ... and some support...

Here are detailed pictures ... and some support text.
I would not know whether this could a be a Portuguese or Spanish model.
After searching on Hachas de Abordaje (castillian) i found some examples,...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th October 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By fernando
Offered to a local acquaintance.

Offered to a local acquaintance.
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Ah, ah, no lucky dog yet, Captain ;) . Indeed...

Ah, ah, no lucky dog yet, Captain ;) .
Indeed there was a pair of them. This local fellow collector spotted both; bought one for himself and reserved the other one, thinking of me. I hope the seller...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Axe for ID

What do you guys make of this ?
I know the pictures are horrible, but still ... can anyone help ?
A boarding axe ... certainly ?

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Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By fernando
With those langets and that quillon end ? I...

With those langets and that quillon end ? I wouldn't think so :o
Maybe the grip ... but not the whole hilt :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By fernando
I will not comment on this sword of yours as it...

I will not comment on this sword of yours as it is too nice and so requiring refined words to comment :cool: .


I can't resist to tell that, there is an old Portuguese saying, based on monasteric...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By fernando
Manual fire devices were a vital means of combat...

Manual fire devices were a vital means of combat in periods like the 16th/17th centuries. Their use was massive and a resource much greater than cannons, i guess for both economic and technologic...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By fernando
Thank you Andi. For general perusal, here are...

Thank you Andi.
For general perusal, here are pictures of the place where the grenades were found, the recovery and a crosssection of one of them at the museum.


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By fernando
Looking at #108

Does mine qualify ? :o


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Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By fernando
Yeah ... i remember the cavalo marinho riddle ......

Yeah ... i remember the cavalo marinho riddle ... and confessing i envy you for the possession of such examle. I wouldn't mind to have it as my favorite either :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th October 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By fernando
And ... what about the pictures ?

And ... what about the pictures ?
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By fernando
Some resemblance between this hilt and your...

Some resemblance between this hilt and your favourite, indeed.
... But yours is more elaborated . :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By fernando
Cute. This type of daggers sure looks lethal......

Cute.
This type of daggers sure looks lethal... and valuable ;)
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,119
Posted By fernando
Hi Michl, I would suggest that you don't adopt...

Hi Michl,
I would suggest that you don't adopt such irreconcilable posture.
The contents of your post, should it (also) be considered a threat, would more appropriately be addressed directly to the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By fernando
Moy :cool:

Moy :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By fernando
Thanks for the clarification, the excelent...

Thanks for the clarification, the excelent illustrations and your top rare example.
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By fernando
Maybe others had no time to see the thread yet ? ...

Maybe others had no time to see the thread yet ? :o
I know absolutely nothing about these (or other :eek:) swords but i happen to have Ian Pierce's work and, Petersen type M and Wheeler type I,...
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