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Forum: European Armoury Today, 04:22 PM
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Posted By fernando
I have read that, one strong argument used by...

I have read that, one strong argument used by Samuel Colt (a sharp dealer) to convince contract comittees to prefer his revolver was that, as all every little parts were numbered, when troopers...
Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By fernando
Rather crude marks, visibly made by a soldier in...

Rather crude marks, visibly made by a soldier in an ambiance of having to handle his sword back to the depot, between action episodes, to prevent the depot keeper to neglect its setup integrity ......
Forum: European Armoury Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By fernando
Can't do any better Norman ... but i think: yes.

Can't do any better Norman ... but i think: yes.
Forum: European Armoury Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By fernando
:cool: . .

:cool: .


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Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By fernando
... Although the version that became famous to...

... Although the version that became famous to equip the Dragons of Chaves was the British spear pointed (Waterloo) version.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By fernando
I haven't any solid evience at hand; although...

I haven't any solid evience at hand; although this should have happened *. The versions that abund over here are both HV and lC originals. Remember the Brits sent the (then disarmed) Portuguese...
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By fernando
Have you used the 'Search' option above? Look...

Have you used the 'Search' option above? Look HERE (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7503&highlight=button+tinder+snap) ;)
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
And in case you don't fancy such solution, you...

And in case you don't fancy such solution, you can always opt for the hinged three bar version, like this 1640 harquebusier real thing.
(British National Army Museum)

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Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
For some relaxation, let me show how an artist...

For some relaxation, let me show how an artist views a functional nasal bar.

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Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
Besides the possible function the leather straps...

Besides the possible function the leather straps perform in controlling the articulation, one must consider that, one lame itself can not roll up more than to a limited point, as it meets the upper...
Forum: European Armoury 12th October 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
That reproduction example in the lower image of...

That reproduction example in the lower image of post #24 with that arcuated (empty) space towards the center, seems to fully suggest this is the functional articulated version.
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
The neck guard i showed doesn't move that much,...

The neck guard i showed doesn't move that much, nor should all others ... i think. I guess a little contraction is enough to allow the user to look upwards.


Nice images. I gather that the drawings...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
Some say this is an option to make a difference...

Some say this is an option to make a difference between wealthy or ranked owners and ordinary troopers equipment. I have even seen (here ?) a neck guard in one entire piece but with pronounced...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
Good you find some marks; always a great thing.

Good you find some marks; always a great thing.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th October 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By fernando
SOLD, THANKS

SOLD, THANKS
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
Thank you Norman, The quantity of the French an...

Thank you Norman,

The quantity of the French an XI version (1802-1803).
Mind you, this detail does not oblige for a specimen being French. If in fact it represents French regulation, it may as well...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
Lightbulb Important ...

Jim, can you count the cannelures (ribs) on the grip of your briquet; 36, 28 ... or other ?
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
Let me be precious and transfer the original...

Let me be precious and transfer the original text; you will interpreter it as per your wishes:


And i will even give you some hint. Here is an assessment made by a 'General' (top member) of the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,229
Posted By fernando
Sounds fine to me, Raf. I was hesitating to...

Sounds fine to me, Raf. I was hesitating to propose a high end version in that the back lames were articulated, and you came with a fair enlightening.
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
I wasn't clear ... enough, Jim. After 1806 the...

I wasn't clear ... enough, Jim. After 1806 the term Briquet did become its actual documented name. But don't give it much notice :shrug:.
What is more noteworthy is that, in the day you produce or...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
What a romantic vein, old chum :rolleyes: .

What a romantic vein, old chum :rolleyes: .
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
For whatever is worth, Jim's Briquet, potentially...

For whatever is worth, Jim's Briquet, potentially not being British production, shows no undeniable evidence of being French, as it does not bear the traditional poinçons, those applied at...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
I am afraid the "touch" is the fineness...

I am afraid the "touch" is the fineness of noble metals, not the mark of makers ...

" Contrary to what the ordinary citizen often supposes, jewelery pieces are not made of precious metals in their...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
Wink No Google engine ... only a homemade extract.

The article titled "LES BRIQUETS DE L'ANCIEN REGIME/ THE BRIQUETS OF THE OLD REGIME", does not mean that short sabres were titled with such name by then. The one sword first shown shown was actually...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,843
Posted By fernando
Looks like it will be hard to determine that Paul...

Looks like it will be hard to determine that Paul Storr, on his own senses, went on producing Briquets, unless factual evidence is found out there; not just by association of ideas.
Whether Thurkle...
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