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Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By fernando
Doesn't it look like the more simple crowns in...

Doesn't it look like the more simple crowns in both marks correspond to the later 1702 version shown in your post #3 ? :o.
By the way Raf, does the barrel still turn off ?
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By fernando
As i said, Stu, an approach ... otherwise ?

As i said, Stu, an approach ... otherwise ?
Forum: European Armoury 26th June 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By fernando
Whether made by British private makers under...

Whether made by British private makers under contract to the Government or made to go or at elsewhere, isn't that monogram under a crown, an approach to the official GEORGE REX ? :o
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By fernando
Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Pardon me, i was under the impression, in the...

Pardon me, i was under the impression, in the context that, the sword & belt were implements used in the quoted movie.


Ah, that was just a box i had around; not meant to replicate the real thing....
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Ah ... a sword (rapier) without scabbard but with...

Ah ... a sword (rapier) without scabbard but with suspension belt.
Are these interestingly genuine examples ... both sword and suspender ?
Maybe (at the least) the suspender ia a replica ?
The sword...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Thank you Ken, Indeed turn off barrels are very...

Thank you Ken,
Indeed turn off barrels are very ofen hard to unscrew; either because they get stuck with rust or as a result of chamber swelling due to frequent shooting.
In my collecting course, i...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd June 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Gracias Fernando. Same as saying: If you don't...

Gracias Fernando.
Same as saying: If you don't have a dog, hunt with a cat ;) :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Wink Toledo legends part III ... dedicated to Jim

According to the legend, the first tempered steels were developed by mere accident in Toledo, where the Royal Armoury was located in the middle ages. Based on a mix of cruelty and servility, the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Toledo legends part II

Santiago de Palomares, author of the famous sword smiths nomina, also commissioned by King Carlos III in 1775 to create the Royal factory of swords in Toledo, left it written that, the steel that...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Toledan legends

The fame of ancient Toledan steels was based on the mastership with which some smiths handled its temper, without any technical knowledge nor any instrument able to measure, even remotely, the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Here is a comparison between a sword within mark...

Here is a comparison between a sword within mark and two examples off mark.
Says the author Eduardo Nobre that, while legal swords had five palms total length, these ilegal examples had seven palms...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Now in a little case ... ~-

Now in a little case ...

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Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
After posting the above considerations, Fernando...

After posting the above considerations, Fernando K sent me a PM with a suggestion he titled as IDEA LOCA (crazy idea).
Well, it doesn't seem so crazy after all. On the contrary, a rather plausible...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Much to the taste of those fans of replicas ...

Much to the taste of those fans of replicas :rolleyes: :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Fully understood ... gracias :cool: . .

Fully understood ... gracias :cool: .


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Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By fernando
Now with a stand. Not a masterpiece but ... .

Now with a stand.
Not a masterpiece but ...


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Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Thank you Ulfberth :). So French they will be ...

Thank you Ulfberth :).
So French they will be :cool:
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
Hola Fernando, This time your translation machine...

Hola Fernando,
This time your translation machine made a text rather difficult to interpreter.
It should be nice if you add to it the original text in spanish; that will enable for a better...
Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By fernando
A pair of pocket pistols for comments

I assume this type of pistol is rather common. But it gets more interesting when they are a pair, both in very good condition, with a well designed hammer and a nice grooved brass lid in the caps...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By fernando
You mean A985. In my 1962 book version is 1.86Kg,...

You mean A985. In my 1962 book version is 1.86Kg, (4:11/2).



Yes ... eight flanges.
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By fernando
I know nothing of these things but ... Don't in...

I know nothing of these things but ...

Don't in any case, besides the number of flanges, the length of the shaft and or that of the entire mace have great influence in the weight variation ?

A few...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
After measure conversions, conclusion is that...

After measure conversions, conclusion is that both nations allowed an equivalent sword length ... let alone the Portuguese preventing foul play with the hilt size.
Here attached the first part of Dom...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
I wouldn't know about the fashion issue, but it...

I wouldn't know about the fashion issue, but it was a vital advantage to have a longer reach than your adversary in a duel. There were indeed royal laws limiting the length of swords. King Dom Joćo...
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By fernando
Still citing Sir James Mann, the Ayala name was...

Still citing Sir James Mann, the Ayala name was frequently used as a kind of trade label, indicative of a certain type of blade, rather than any intention to deceive.
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