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Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2018, 03:13 PM
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Posted By fernando
If i may ...

Well, walking the esoteric path, one can find a zillion interpretations of the number, more or less romantic, so to say.
I hesitated in quoting the whole text written in work HOMENS ESPADAS E TOMATES...
Forum: European Armoury 16th May 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By fernando
Interesting that this talismanic number was still...

Interesting that this talismanic number was still engraved on blades as late as in 1720. It was profusely marked in Passau blades as early as in the 16th century, if not before. Quoting some source,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th May 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By fernando
So it is indeed, Colin; although it is noted that...

So it is indeed, Colin; although it is noted that these tridents were also used for combat ... as i have spotted a soldier of a high official's escort holding one of these.
On the other hand, one (or...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By fernando
Specially taking into account that one has to...

Specially taking into account that one has to handle the system in order to allow for the probing of four possible loads ;).
Forum: European Armoury 12th May 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By fernando
Somehow Lee, it is good that only now you found...

Somehow Lee, it is good that only now you found this tag with all relevant information. This gave us a chance to dive meanwhile into the sea of imagination and give free wings to a range of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By fernando
Extraordinary work indeed, Ren Ren.

Extraordinary work indeed, Ren Ren.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By fernando
Bonjour Jean-Luc, So the seller didn't give you...

Bonjour Jean-Luc,
So the seller didn't give you any clue on the provenance (origin) of your beautiful lantaka ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By fernando
Bonjour Jean-Luc, Was THIS ONE...

Bonjour Jean-Luc,

Was THIS ONE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3087&highlight=tombak) i once had, the same thing as yours ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th May 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By fernando
North African style yes but, the blade travelling...

North African style yes but, the blade travelling from the Caucasus to Mysore; where would have the hilt been made ? Has this sword ever seen Africa ? ;) :confused:.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,063
Posted By fernando
If i dare have a say on this one, i would start...

If i dare have a say on this one, i would start by assuming that i would not reject that this pistol is one of a kind, whether commissioned by an exquisite customer or made exclusively by a smith...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By fernando
The blade, yes :o .

The blade, yes :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By fernando
No more ugly parts :cool: . .

No more ugly parts :cool: .


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Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
I am glad i thought i was the old beast myself...

I am glad i thought i was the old beast myself :eek: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By fernando
Oh i see; thank you for that :cool:.

Oh i see; thank you for that :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
No Captain; no congrats but regrets instead. I...

No Captain; no congrats but regrets instead. I keep trying to acquire a basket hilt from this local guy and he either answers "this one i don't sell" or he asks for an implausible amount on the one...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By fernando
Look HERE...

Look HERE (https://www.95thriflesaustralia.com/development-of-the-sword-bayonet)

... And HERE. (http://id33158.securedata.net/svaerd/vb/showthread.php?t=23606&highlight=BAKER)
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
Well Neil, being myself one handed, that would be...

Well Neil, being myself one handed, that would be a problematic procedure ;).
But in any case, i have never ridden a horse either :shrug: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By fernando
Excelent comment, Jens.

Excelent comment, Jens.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much for your words, Jens !

Thank you so much for your words, Jens !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By fernando
Thank you all for your comments, Gentlemen. Yes,...

Thank you all for your comments, Gentlemen.
Yes, i have to squeeze a bit the other pieces in the room/s, to provide a place for this one ;).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By fernando
Bichwa for comments

So i decided again to go out of my jurisdiction and gathered another Ethno piece.
This time a bichwa with a double blade, hopefully from the 19th. century.
The hilt velvet lining is in a rather...
Forum: Swap Forum 20th April 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By fernando
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By fernando
Ah !!!

Ah !!!
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much for your input, Neil. I was so...

Thank you so much for your input, Neil.
I was so dumb i didn't even notice the difference between half and full basket.
... And so was the reins loop detail news to me :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By fernando
Basket hilt sword for comments

Once again a request for help on such lousy pictures of a sword on a rather poor condition.
I have tried to compare it with examples discussed in this forum and it seemed to me that there is a fair...
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