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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:05 PM
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Posted By fernando
You know Marcus, there were limitations due to...

You know Marcus, there were limitations due to the spring i got from an old lock having to be adapted in a manner to adjust its opening to the due tension to hold the safety lever. If the notch was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
It is like some times artists have a combined...

It is like some times artists have a combined manner to do things wrong in a standard way. You take the Simpsons cartoons, for one; they are designed with four fingers in their hands but the artists...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By fernando
I am afraid i don't get it Marcus; can you...

I am afraid i don't get it Marcus; can you explain by other words ... or make a sketch of what you are saying ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:11 PM
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Posted By fernando
My pleasure, Jens; i have also learnt a lot...

My pleasure, Jens; i have also learnt a lot myself :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
The great historian Joćo de Barros (1496-1570)...

The great historian Joćo de Barros (1496-1570) author of "ASIA", in decade III, Book IV, Chaper IV, narrating a war between the Kings of Narsinga and Hidalcan, mentions:

Of all his people of war,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:50 PM
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Posted By fernando
This perhaps a more refutable version ! .

This perhaps a more refutable version !


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:44 PM
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Posted By fernando
The whole description in Stone's work reads, in...

The whole description in Stone's work reads, in page 216:

"ELEPHANT SWORD.
Many of the early travelers in the East speak of elephant swords. Ludovici di Varthema (1501-1568) says that they were two...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:59 AM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Just say the word ;) :D . .

Just say the word ;) :D .


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 07:31 PM
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Posted By fernando
Incognito

My meaning was that they didn't operate firearms but they carried them for those in the howdahs to do it, not carry them only as cargo; although it is known that such other version also took...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Exclamation By the way ...

I would sportly call the double approach to the monster subject "raining in the wet".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 04:15 PM
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Posted By fernando
That the evolution of weaponry was also 'shared'...

That the evolution of weaponry was also 'shared' with elephants is an indisputable fact; Garcia de Orta, for one, was positive about that. We can read out there about Indian lords in the XVI century...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Good shot :cool:. .

Good shot :cool:.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 12:50 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
I would say the monster citation was a term...

I would say the monster citation was a term allusive to the subject imagery in general and not to your specific post ... unless the monsters were the horses and the elephants ... or the Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 12:18 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Perhaps should the eyewitnesses condition be...

Perhaps should the eyewitnesses condition be worthy of interpretation; don't we read some (most) of them them saying what they 'knew' instead of what they 'saw' ?. As they relied on verbal local...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th December 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Exclamation Stay focused, Dmitriy ;) . Why the challenging...

Stay focused, Dmitriy ;) . Why the challenging tone ? Any astute one would see that Ariel's expression was not connected with your post !
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By fernando
Are you sure it is so modern, Wayne ? ;) . ... Or...

Are you sure it is so modern, Wayne ? ;) .
... Or is it the brass 'polish' that is tricking me :rolleyes: .
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By fernando
Reasoning considered. Still, gas compression...

Reasoning considered. Still, gas compression wasn't properly these things middle name ;) ; and certainly all factors raised were pondered by then ... more or less an incidental victim:shrug:.
Not to...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By fernando
So my daughter decided to return our manilha...

So my daughter decided to return our manilha without having to be compensated; she will, all the same :cool:.
Now that i see it again at naked eye i find it rather interesting and ... who knows, of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th December 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
The full citation being: "...large scythes...

The full citation being:
"...large scythes attached to the tusks and trunks of the elephants".
I would drop the 'trunk' part as being the author's 'flowering' the narration. But the 'scythe' term...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th December 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
The history of war elephants is vast, as vast is...

The history of war elephants is vast, as vast is the Indian territory. Adding those to the exuberance of Indian rulers, there definitely are elephant weapon implements for all tastes.
While the pair...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By fernando
A new attempt for a trigger safety catch spring;...

A new attempt for a trigger safety catch spring; a piece of pyrite in the dog; and a wheel spanner from the period.


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th December 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By fernando
Hard to improve pictures. But then, there wan't...

Hard to improve pictures. But then, there wan't so much an audience :shrug:


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Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By fernando
I remember now the name given by the French to...

I remember now the name given by the French to poachers: Braconnier; and the name of famous French novelist that became one.
Here THE ACCOUNT ...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By fernando
Those two are not the same thing ... right ? The...

Those two are not the same thing ... right ?
The lower one would be a cane gun; but the upper one is like yours and i don't think is the same kind of implement.
I will stand corrected though :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th December 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,190
Posted By fernando
Well, one perspective :cool: .

Well, one perspective :cool: .
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