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Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 07:17 PM
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Posted By bvieira
I invite you to see this video about Infante...

I invite you to see this video about Infante Henrique from the professor Manuel Gandra, i think after you see the video you will understand my doubts about all what is writed iin history books about...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 06:36 PM
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Posted By bvieira
And tell me Fernando do they know where they were...

And tell me Fernando do they know where they were made ? they are signed ?
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 05:32 PM
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Posted By bvieira
The spanish origin of these swords is something i...

The spanish origin of these swords is something i don't take for guaranteed, in the Philips age some of the best items at the portuguese crown armoury houses were indeed stolen.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 01:02 PM
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Posted By bvieira
Exactly i have seen that! this amplifies the...

Exactly i have seen that! this amplifies the question where did this swords ended up ? it they were used by any knight at that time, we should know many more examples that the ones that are known.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 01:13 AM
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Posted By bvieira
like the one you mention, this is not a exact...

like the one you mention, this is not a exact match but i think they are the best pictures i have seen from this type. This one was sold at a european auction house.
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 06:49 PM
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Posted By bvieira
I must disagree with you, Dom Enrique is indeed...

I must disagree with you, Dom Enrique is indeed considered a grand master of the order, to call him a administrator or governor is rather wrong, the only deference between him and the previous...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By bvieira
yes indeed! many weapons but not a order of...

yes indeed! many weapons but not a order of christ symbol anywhere! including the grand master, Henry the navigator.

Something very wrong at this all picture!
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By bvieira
No Fernando! even Henry the navigator is subject...

No Fernando! even Henry the navigator is subject to diferent interpretations! the figure we know as henry can be in fact is brother and not him! A figure of him that exists in Jeronimos Monastery,...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 04:29 PM
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Posted By bvieira
Tks, not exact match but certain a one to look...

Tks, not exact match but certain a one to look for!

keep it coming!! hehe
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 04:28 PM
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Posted By bvieira
I have hope that is not the case! there are...

I have hope that is not the case! there are important and technical aspects in the swords, i dont think a artist were able to recriate by himself!
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 02:31 PM
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Views: 3,115
Posted By bvieira
looking for these 500 years old swords

Hi,

I'am investigating the possible existence of four 500 years old swords! if they survived the battle of time they may still be out there in some museum or colection! They appear in a paiting...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By bvieira
Fabrication marks no! When I say it's portuguese...

Fabrication marks no! When I say it's portuguese it's because the sword is featured in a navy portuguese swords book, and the origin of it is tracked to portuguese oficiais (family). But as you know...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 08:08 PM
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Views: 678
Posted By bvieira
Hello Fernando! This one is portuguese yes!...

Hello Fernando!

This one is portuguese yes! Tks.

Bruno Vieira
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By bvieira
18th century naval sword

Hello,

Comments are welcome! And pictures/urls of similar swords with moving guards are very appreciated!

My regards and tks.

BV
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,109
Posted By bvieira
Hello, My opinion is that this sword is a...

Hello,

My opinion is that this sword is a composite sword, mounted in the 19th century, in Africa, with a much older "colhonas" guard, a european sabre blade and a locally made pomel and grip....
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,109
Posted By bvieira
Another one! comments are welcome.

Another one! comments are welcome.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st January 2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By bvieira
Tks all! It's now clear it's from ethiopia! The...

Tks all! It's now clear it's from ethiopia! The only country from Africa that does not allowed colonization!
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By bvieira
Hello, Tks for all the comments. From...

Hello,

Tks for all the comments.

From what I know it's napoleonic, I also have another one with similar model but more precious.
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2021, 07:45 PM
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Views: 1,200
Posted By bvieira
French sabre for comments

Any apreciation is welcome! its light as a feather!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By bvieira
Unknown origin spearhead

Hello,

Anybody recognize this type of design ? African but from what region !?

Tks
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By bvieira
strange spear / lance

Is anybody familiar with this design ? what was the utility of these brass pieces ?

tks.

BV
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By bvieira
In the "Wubei Zhi"...

In the "Wubei Zhi" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubei_Zhi) there is a reference to this kind of weapon, but this book was done in 1621 and patterns and names change with time, but this is clear...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By bvieira
I understand! unfortunately i dont know chinese...

I understand! unfortunately i dont know chinese so i'am unable to check and confirm the real name, sometimes like in portuguese some words have diferente meanings, so if that is the case itīs normal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By bvieira
Hello, I think the civil model you are...

Hello,

I think the civil model you are talking about is a diferent and its usualy refered as the "Monk’s Spade", it has the half moon design but is smaller and very sharp, its also less well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By bvieira
Hello Fernando thats information i got from a...

Hello Fernando thats information i got from a book! the "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry" the book is available online at this url:
...
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