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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:32 AM
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Posted By fernando
Or if these initials mean something totally...

Or if these initials mean something totally different ? ;) .

Beautiful cannon ... by the way, Marcus :cool: .


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By fernando
Thank you Stu, Could it be as old as from the...

Thank you Stu,
Could it be as old as from the 19th century ? It surely wasn't made the other day :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By fernando
Powder flask for ID ... and comments

My intuitive guess is that this African ... North African.´
Cam you guys confirm this ... or am i wrong ?
Age could be 19th century ?
All in brass, (unnecessarily) heavy, with 406 grams. Total length...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By fernando
I wouldn't know whether this adjusts to the...

I wouldn't know whether this adjusts to the question in context but, before bore calibers were normalized (standardized) among the various nations, and even inside each determined one, there were...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By fernando
Fusetto; i would say, a term more associated with...

Fusetto; i would say, a term more associated with its 'puncturing'/'spiking' purposes than to its measuring 'abilities'.



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Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By fernando
Adding to the well & succinctly put...

Adding to the well & succinctly put description by Jim i would, if i may, remind Ewart Oakeshott's manner to describe the gunner's stiletto, AKA fusetto.

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Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By fernando
By all means Alex. That is a rather pertinent...

By all means Alex. That is a rather pertinent question to place here.
Hopefully, knowledged members will chime in with their opinion.
It seems to me, ignorant as i am that, a typical gunners...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By fernando
That's good to know :cool: .

That's good to know :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 13th March 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By fernando
vilhelmsson, you have two private message in your...

vilhelmsson, you have two private message in your PM box.
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By fernando
Mind you Jim, i was not objectively proposing...

Mind you Jim, i was not objectively proposing this sword was modified to serve a youngster, but trying to give a perceptional idea of its reduced dimensions in a relative manner.
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Samuel :) . You are right...

Welcome to the forum, Samuel :) .
You are right in that the dimensions of your sword are odd ... even critical.
It has surely been modified, probably salvaged from different origins. Apart from the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By fernando
Vilhemsson got it right, José. I forgot to delete...

Vilhemsson got it right, José. I forgot to delete the default (double) URL that appears when inserting hyperlinks.
It is corrected now.
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By fernando
Was this a wrong question ? :confused: .

Was this a wrong question ? :confused: .
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By fernando
Have you visited THIS THREAD...

Have you visited THIS THREAD (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2214&highlight=sica) ?
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By fernando
I sincerely hope you get some answers on such...

I sincerely hope you get some answers on such extraordinary blade, vilhelmsson :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By fernando
Very nice. Italian, maybe ? :o .

Very nice. Italian, maybe ? :o .
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
Note the exquisite plume holder and the arsenal...

Note the exquisite plume holder and the arsenal mark, on a said Barberini Papal example. The pipe fixation is in the same position as mine. I just wouldn't guess that its riveting is also decorated...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
After some backstage combined research with a...

After some backstage combined research with a knowledged member, a rather plausible identification for this cabasset is that it is Italian, most possibly from the Papal Armory, the mark being that of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,126
Posted By fernando
Brilliant ...and so true :cool:. Another one to...

Brilliant ...and so true :cool:.
Another one to be beaten is:
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.... “
FZ (1940-1993).

- Herewith an Indo-Portuguese oil...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
A bizarre version of when the tulwar hits the fan...

A bizarre version of when the tulwar hits the fan ;) :D .


To prevent one's head from getting stuck with these things, the correct technique is to try them on someone in the house ;).
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
No, that was the smith's job; he just wanted me...

No, that was the smith's job; he just wanted me to assist to it, as he is not familiar with antique weaponry restoring and wanted to make sure everything went as per my desire. I knew from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,126
Posted By fernando
Speaking of which, when searching the 1206 pages...

Speaking of which, when searching the 1206 pages of Luso-Asiatic Glossary (Monsenhor Sebastião Dalgado 1919) one most surprisingly can not find the term katar (or catar, as the K is absent in...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
Thank you Rick, I have assisted to the final...

Thank you Rick,
I have assisted to the final trimming and (silver) rivet fixation, as also required by the smith. The new silver was shining and i asked him to darken it; he goes to an interior...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much, Andreas :cool: .

Thank you so much, Andreas :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,126
Posted By fernando
Yet the name game, for as much as we (sort of)...

Yet the name game, for as much as we (sort of) forget, is an irreplaceable component of our spoken communication, right after we abandoned our ape stage of expressing ourselves by gestures. We have...
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