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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:12 PM
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Posted By fernando
Much obliged for your input, Rick. In the...

Much obliged for your input, Rick.
In the meantime i gave it back to my friend who had offered to sell it for the same price he bought it ... extremely cheap indeed. I confess i wasn't so fond of it,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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Views: 11,152
Posted By fernando
So ... eclectic i am, Jim; as long as you don't...

So ... eclectic i am, Jim; as long as you don't call me a hoarder ... just kidding ;).
Actually these points were a friend's gift; and the Archaeologist that identified is my friend's friend :cool:...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2019, 04:24 PM
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Views: 11,152
Posted By fernando
Here is my mini collection of arrow points.The...

Here is my mini collection of arrow points.The one in the center could have been for a spear.
... and a diagram with dates attributed to finds in the State of Pennsylvania.

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Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,023
Posted By fernando
Or if these initials mean something totally...

Or if these initials mean something totally different ? ;) .

Beautiful cannon ... by the way, Marcus :cool: .


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By fernando
Thank you Stu, Could it be as old as from the...

Thank you Stu,
Could it be as old as from the 19th century ? It surely wasn't made the other day :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd March 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By fernando
Powder flask for ID ... and comments

My intuitive guess is that this African ... North African.´
Cam you guys confirm this ... or am i wrong ?
Age could be 19th century ?
All in brass, (unnecessarily) heavy, with 406 grams. Total length...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By fernando
I wouldn't know whether this adjusts to the...

I wouldn't know whether this adjusts to the question in context but, before bore calibers were normalized (standardized) among the various nations, and even inside each determined one, there were...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By fernando
Fusetto; i would say, a term more associated with...

Fusetto; i would say, a term more associated with its 'puncturing'/'spiking' purposes than to its measuring 'abilities'.



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Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By fernando
Adding to the well & succinctly put...

Adding to the well & succinctly put description by Jim i would, if i may, remind Ewart Oakeshott's manner to describe the gunner's stiletto, AKA fusetto.

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Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By fernando
By all means Alex. That is a rather pertinent...

By all means Alex. That is a rather pertinent question to place here.
Hopefully, knowledged members will chime in with their opinion.
It seems to me, ignorant as i am that, a typical gunners...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By fernando
That's good to know :cool: .

That's good to know :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 13th March 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
vilhelmsson, you have two private message in your...

vilhelmsson, you have two private message in your PM box.
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By fernando
Mind you Jim, i was not objectively proposing...

Mind you Jim, i was not objectively proposing this sword was modified to serve a youngster, but trying to give a perceptional idea of its reduced dimensions in a relative manner.
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, Samuel :) . You are right...

Welcome to the forum, Samuel :) .
You are right in that the dimensions of your sword are odd ... even critical.
It has surely been modified, probably salvaged from different origins. Apart from the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
Vilhemsson got it right, José. I forgot to delete...

Vilhemsson got it right, José. I forgot to delete the default (double) URL that appears when inserting hyperlinks.
It is corrected now.
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By fernando
Was this a wrong question ? :confused: .

Was this a wrong question ? :confused: .
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
Have you visited THIS THREAD...

Have you visited THIS THREAD (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2214&highlight=sica) ?
Forum: European Armoury 11th March 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By fernando
I sincerely hope you get some answers on such...

I sincerely hope you get some answers on such extraordinary blade, vilhelmsson :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By fernando
Very nice. Italian, maybe ? :o .

Very nice. Italian, maybe ? :o .
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By fernando
Note the exquisite plume holder and the arsenal...

Note the exquisite plume holder and the arsenal mark, on a said Barberini Papal example. The pipe fixation is in the same position as mine. I just wouldn't guess that its riveting is also decorated...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By fernando
After some backstage combined research with a...

After some backstage combined research with a knowledged member, a rather plausible identification for this cabasset is that it is Italian, most possibly from the Papal Armory, the mark being that of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th February 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,196
Posted By fernando
Brilliant ...and so true :cool:. Another one to...

Brilliant ...and so true :cool:.
Another one to be beaten is:
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.... “
FZ (1940-1993).

- Herewith an Indo-Portuguese oil...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By fernando
A bizarre version of when the tulwar hits the fan...

A bizarre version of when the tulwar hits the fan ;) :D .


To prevent one's head from getting stuck with these things, the correct technique is to try them on someone in the house ;).
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By fernando
No, that was the smith's job; he just wanted me...

No, that was the smith's job; he just wanted me to assist to it, as he is not familiar with antique weaponry restoring and wanted to make sure everything went as per my desire. I knew from the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,196
Posted By fernando
Speaking of which, when searching the 1206 pages...

Speaking of which, when searching the 1206 pages of Luso-Asiatic Glossary (Monsenhor Sebastião Dalgado 1919) one most surprisingly can not find the term katar (or catar, as the K is absent in...
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