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Forum: European Armoury Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By fernando
Who can tell ... 18th the oldest ... maybe. Given...

Who can tell ... 18th the oldest ... maybe.
Given yours and Ariel's opinions here and also the conviction of the person i got if from, i will have it defined as European and will merge both threads...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By fernando
Thank you Ariel. So i made the correct start,...

Thank you Ariel.
So i made the correct start, first posting it the Euro forum.
Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By fernando
Minium red lead ? Why not just clean it ? ...

Minium red lead ?


Why not just clean it ? :confused: .
Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By fernando
Thank you for your comments, guys. Richard, i can...

Thank you for your comments, guys.
Richard, i can see your point; some details ... yes but, some other ... i wonder.
Let us copy this thread to the Etnho forum, to see what the members there would...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By fernando
Dagger for ID ... and comments

Half way to a stiletto, may i say ...
Acquired in Portugal, traced as from a mannor house. A friar once lived there; could he have brought from distant places ?
... Or is it actually Portuguese ?
The...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By fernando
I would not venture that the symbol in Evgeny's...

I would not venture that the symbol in Evgeny's sword has a connection with House maks; was only following your stream. Yes, the so called "siglas" are defined as a primitive proto writing, used by...
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By fernando
Maybe not; only resembling one of those ?

Maybe not; only resembling one of those ?
Forum: European Armoury 12th December 2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By fernando
Red face May i drigess a little ?

Interesting to note "similarity" in systems between House marks in the link above and that applied by fishermen in my hometown; either knife carved in tools and property ... and at chapel doors they...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
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: 18
Views: 588
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: 18
Views: 588
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: 18
Views: 588
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: 18
Views: 588
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: 8,233
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: 16
Views: 624
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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 Jo„o Ribeiro saw the Ceylon specimens and describes them as (literally) disform...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th November 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
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: 8,233
Posted By fernando
Unlike humans, elephants change their teeth 6...

Unlike humans, elephants change their teeth 6 times during their lives. Their teeth donít grow upwards, like in humans, but horizontally. They start with the size of thumb nail.
When they grow old...
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