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Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2021, 06:50 PM
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Posted By fernando
All's well that ends well :D.

All's well that ends well :D.
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2021, 12:30 PM
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Posted By fernando
At last ...

I would like to say that i found the support text of this item when it was last included in an auction.
"Spanish, with a repurposed sword blade".
Judging by the fact that also the Spanish had their...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2021, 01:19 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thank you Jim, for sharing all that knowledge. ...

Thank you Jim, for sharing all that knowledge.
I will follow your assumption on the " but there were of course exceptions " part.
Whether 'my' author mentioning could be a fantasy, i find more...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2021, 06:05 PM
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Posted By fernando
Broken blades ...

Jim, do you mean to say that infantry swords were not meant for combat, or this pattern in particular ?
Call it a flaw from the abovementioned book author but, in fact, Queen Dona Maria II reigned...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2021, 07:15 PM
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Posted By fernando
Coincidence ...

Thank you for your input, Jim.
As a curiosity, let me here show the Portuguese version of the 1822 pipe back, mounted with a Queen Dona Maria II (1834-1853) guard.
It is said to be known that,...
Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2021, 04:00 PM
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Posted By fernando
Mulțumiri, Mario ;). So the blade is one of a...

Mulțumiri, Mario ;).
So the blade is one of a 1822 British sword. I am still considering readline assumption that this knife was mounted in India. I wish i saw some examples of such setups to give...
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2021, 06:00 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thanks again for your judgements. I can now...

Thanks again for your judgements.
I can now follow Robin's assumption that this would be a cut down part of a first quarter XIX century pipe-back sword blade; the back part, that is. I was skeptical...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 06:00 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thank you for your input, Udo but ... i don't see...

Thank you for your input, Udo but ... i don't see the present format suggesting the final section of a previous sword. A sword with such blade back would be tremendous. But i might be wrong, though....
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2021, 03:30 PM
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Posted By fernando
A hunting knife for comments

I wonder if, by the pictures and details, you Gentlemen could tell me where this one comes from and its estimated age. In fact judging by the scabbard i would, within my limitations, place it in the...
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