The excerpts below from Spanish arms and armour, being a historical and descriptive account of the Royal Armoury of Madrid (1907)
will be my humble
contribution to this very interesting topic!
What surprised me in browsing the said book is the dearth of info on the colada and the tizona. Perhaps somebody can tell us the 'inside story' there?
By the way, thanks to Gonzalo for referring me to the LINK
from where the book (45 mb) can be downloaded.
What would I do without you guys?!