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Old 6th August 2008, 11:14 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
...(the word derives from the Portuguese term for a decorative walking stick) ...

Is that so Jim? Can you give a track on the Portuguese word ? I just don't get it

Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
Most examples of kastanes have the distinct hilt with quillon system that is believed to derive from those of Arabian nimcha type hilts, which in turn likely were influenced by early Venetian types.

The ricasso and the down turned quillons in Ceylon swords ... weren't they influenced by Portuguese
Sorry for my ignorance ... and impertinence.
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