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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:25 PM
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Posted By fernando
Yes; no sauna :cool:.

Yes; no sauna :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:15 PM
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Posted By fernando
It must have been hell to keep head (and body)...

It must have been hell to keep head (and body) inside these apparatuses; in a warm/hot climate, they become as hot as stoves. In reading chronicles of the (Portuguese) discoveries period in India,...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By fernando
Oh i see, Filipe. Shame on me. I took it that...

Oh i see, Filipe. Shame on me. I took it that Lee's entry was only to offer a little humor :o.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 07:59 PM
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Posted By fernando
Duly noted, Dirk :cool: .

Duly noted, Dirk :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 06:06 PM
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Posted By fernando
I figured that was what you meant; just wasn't...

I figured that was what you meant; just wasn't sure. Yes, siege (surround) in English, cerco in Portuguese.
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By fernando
I confess my ignorance. What do you mean by...

I confess my ignorance. What do you mean by 'seat'; not siege, of course :o .
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By fernando
A rather interesting peascod example, Thomas. No...

A rather interesting peascod example, Thomas. No wonder it is that heavy, with the metal reinforcement.
May i ask an ignorant question about the collar piece, once Dirk didn't mention anything about...
Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By fernando
:D .

:D

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Forum: European Armoury 28th March 2020, 12:33 PM
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Posted By fernando
We could see that aspalathos example was damaged...

We could see that aspalathos example was damaged but ... not to such an extreme point.
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
Some guys have all the luck ;) :cool: :D .

Some guys have all the luck ;) :cool: :D .
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
Yes, it sure does. Can you tell us its length ......

Yes, it sure does. Can you tell us its length ... excluding the tang ?


Sure thing; it could well be from the XVII century.


Look hard; some times there are (rather faded) inscriptions on...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
The 'Tizona' on the top is surely decorative...

The 'Tizona' on the top is surely decorative stuff.
All others look good ... to me.
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
Much more when you bought as a reproduction ;)

Much more when you bought as a reproduction ;)
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 01:36 PM
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Posted By fernando
Bravo, Dirk; brilliant :cool: .

Bravo, Dirk; brilliant :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 11:35 AM
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Posted By fernando
Can you make it KEVELAER ? There is a German town...

Can you make it KEVELAER ?
There is a German town called Kevelaer ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevelaer
Could the inscription be a religious dedication ?

Nonsense, of course :o .

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Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By fernando
Also called side straps, as per post #2 ;).

Also called side straps, as per post #2 ;).
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 11:05 AM
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Posted By fernando
Great work ... and great sword; thank you for...

Great work ... and great sword; thank you for sharing, Evgeny :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By fernando
This sure is not a decorative piece but the real...

This sure is not a decorative piece but the real thing, Aspalathos; only that it suffered a lot of damage, starting by the removal of the side straps and apparently some smash of the blade side...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By fernando
French ...why not, Udo ? Have you looked at...

French ...why not, Udo ? Have you looked at pictures in AVB Norman's work, namely plate 145 ?
All i can say for sure is that it is an extremely fine example ... wherever it is from :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
Excelent inputs Dirk; good to have you around...

Excelent inputs Dirk; good to have you around :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By fernando
Sorry to play the stubborn Thomas; i had the firm...

Sorry to play the stubborn Thomas; i had the firm idea that such detail is not an infantry/cavalry dual option but that it is so designed to prevent the breastplate not to conflict with the horse...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By fernando
Well, if this sword smith's intent was that of a...

Well, if this sword smith's intent was that of a deceiver, he would have better avoid to engrave that CLEMEN on the blade. For a newbie (like me) it is easier to suspect this is not the way CLEMENS...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th March 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By fernando
Another breech loading chamber for sale

From my collection a 16th century heavy iron chamber for a breech loading cannon, "allegedly" found in the Mar de Cortez. Bore 45 mm. length 20 cms. weight 6,6 Kg.

Price 800...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th March 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By fernando
Breech bloading chamber for sale

From my collection, an extremely rare wrought iron chamber for a small breech loading falconet (Kammerschlange), circa 1450, lenght 23 cm. bore circa 3 cm.

Price 650 €uros.

Further pictures...
Forum: Swap Forum 19th March 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By fernando
New price 950 Euros.

New price 950 Euros.
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