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Forum: Swap Forum 18th January 2022, 11:24 AM
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Posted By fernando
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 04:02 PM
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Posted By fernando
The problem is that we can find prices for blades...

The problem is that we can find prices for blades in the required period, but not for whole swords.


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Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By fernando
Aren't these too heavy/massive for swivels ......

Aren't these too heavy/massive for swivels ... and no aiming tail :o.
No offense but, have you tried elementary tests like introducing a stick into the barrel and check it it goes through all the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, df :). Let us see what...

Welcome to the forum, df :).
Let us see what the members think of your cannons.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By fernando
Yes, i guess so, Marius

Yes, i guess so, Marius
Forum: Swap Forum 6th January 2022, 07:09 PM
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Posted By fernando
I am surprised that, so far, no one has picked on...

I am surprised that, so far, no one has picked on this excelent piece. Not to say that i am losing money on it.
Further details available when required.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st January 2022, 03:21 PM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By fernando
Ta ... old chum :cool:.

Ta ... old chum :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st December 2021, 05:12 PM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By fernando
Thank you Richard, My friend the owner, thinks...

Thank you Richard,
My friend the owner, thinks that it might have once been plated. He will follow the lead you now suggest.
Thanks again.
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Calvó shows us a sword inscribed CADIZ. CALLAR Y...

Calvó shows us a sword inscribed CADIZ. CALLAR Y OBRAR ( Shut up and work). AÑO D 1811.


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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th December 2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By fernando
So sorry for the late reply, Bob. Thanks much for...

So sorry for the late reply, Bob. Thanks much for your input.
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
The yelman ...

I know i am a pain in the bottom but ...
After a zillion searches i find results not better than this (type of) blade having been introduced in Spanish swords earlier than in the mid XIX century....
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Indeed the battles of Salamanca and Talavera were...

Indeed the battles of Salamanca and Talavera were a strategic move in war.
However i would guess that, the factory of Toledo having been emptied from equipment and personel to tansfer all to Seville...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2021, 04:33 PM
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Posted By fernando
Over here we call them goteiras (gutters, as for...

Over here we call them goteiras (gutters, as for blood gutters). It is a fantasy ... but the name stayed.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Calien, i have burnt my eyelashes searching the...

Calien, i have burnt my eyelashes searching the Web, under various contexts, on such British control of the factory during some time 1812, but found no results. Can you give us a clue as to where we...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th December 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By fernando
Any idea where this comes from ?

Made of brass; 45 cms. diameter
Motif depicted ? ... origin ?
Tanks much in advance.


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Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Well Calien, if the British were in control of...

Well Calien, if the British were in control of the Toledo Factory for a long while in 1812, that changes the perspective; whether it is possible that Campbel commissioned a sword with his name on the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Further from Dom Calvó's website ...

SABLES AND MOUNTED SWORDS, WITH STIRRUP IRON HILTS.
In the Illustrated Dictionary of Artillery, published between 1853 and 1866, the only illustrated munition model is the one called "English Sword"...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By fernando
Sorry to say ... and not even functional ... :o.

Sorry to say ... and not even functional ... :o.
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
If doubts were ...

I just can't imagine that a blade with such inscription setup has originally belonged to the sword where it is presently :o.


The mentioned reference comes in page 91 of Armamento Español en la...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
The Toledo factory

To be precise, by the end of 1808 when the occupation by the enemy was imminent, the factory of Toledo evacuated, whith equipment and personel, to a new factory in Seville; however only active for a...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By fernando
Intriguing that this blade does not appear to...

Intriguing that this blade does not appear to originate from this sword, as the word "Royal" and the year "1812" are partly hidden by the langets. Also the name Campbel on the blade doesn't make much...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By fernando
Thumbs up MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone ...
... and a safe and prosperous 2022 :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By fernando
And yours doesn't have that extra hook, right ?...

And yours doesn't have that extra hook, right ? ... or did have and is now missing it ?


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Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,345
Posted By fernando
Excelent, David. Now you have no doubts ......

Excelent, David. Now you have no doubts ... neither me :eek:.
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,981
Posted By fernando
Fantastic !!!

Fantastic !!!
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