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Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 06:26 PM
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Posted By fernando
:D:D:D .

:D:D:D

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Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2021, 11:10 AM
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Posted By fernando
Indeed the number of early explosive devices is...

Indeed the number of early explosive devices is countless, their names varying in time and cultures. 'Petard' is indeed one that has/had a vast number of shapes and uses.
The type named as petard in...
Forum: European Armoury 14th July 2021, 01:46 PM
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Posted By fernando
Gorgeous :cool:.

Gorgeous :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2021, 12:02 PM
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Posted By fernando
So it could be that Sir James Mann was not such...

So it could be that Sir James Mann was not such romantic knight; more of a fan of gardening ;).


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Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2021, 06:00 PM
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Posted By fernando
Not so important but, James Mann (Wallace Coll.)...

Not so important but, James Mann (Wallace Coll.) doesn't see those as 'castle' marks, but 'rake-like' marks (A741, A743, A747) :o.
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fernando
Ah, that one; not being such a weird example,...

Ah, that one; not being such a weird example, still wasn't a subject for this forum discussion, due to the modernity of its hilt ... whether or not masonic, as not so proven.
In any case, and as you...
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2021, 11:49 AM
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Posted By fernando
It is true that most (or all) examples of this...

It is true that most (or all) examples of this type seen out there, as well mentioned by David, show a consistent construction that has nothing to do with the weird setup posted by Jim.
It is the...
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 07:30 PM
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Posted By fernando
So we stand together Filipe ... or we would; my...

So we stand together Filipe ... or we would; my copy was a gift; can not complain :shrug:.
Forum: European Armoury 7th July 2021, 06:09 PM
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Posted By fernando
Good old Jim, what made you resurrect these...

Good old Jim, what made you resurrect these photos after 20 years ? ;). Are you by now willing to join the cult ? :rolleyes:. Once the blade is no issue as already identified, have you tried posting...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2021, 06:55 PM
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Posted By fernando
You are correct; as per post 20# the caption in...

You are correct; as per post 20# the caption in the book refers that the sword probably (probabilmente) belonged to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Marshal of France. It also mentions that the sword was...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th July 2021, 05:24 PM
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Posted By fernando
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2021, 05:16 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thank you Lee, As i suspected, there is no...

Thank you Lee,
As i suspected, there is no mentioning of the smith, or of the symbol, except that the blade is 'marked in the middle' (marcata al medio); my interpretation subject to correction, of...
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2021, 02:37 PM
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Views: 2,673
Posted By fernando
Unfortunately my copy of this book doesn't have...

Unfortunately my copy of this book doesn't have the the section with the marks index. It was a fellow forumite that sent me the scan (or photos) of such pages, some of them taken in a poor conditin,...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,673
Posted By fernando
A bit of a silly question, df ... The way your...

A bit of a silly question, df ...
The way your images were posted, the blade is facing down, so we have to invert the position of the cross and orb engraving to have it in the right position, right...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2021, 04:49 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By fernando
Obrigado Filipe, Now i can clearly see page...

Obrigado Filipe,

Now i can clearly see page 450 in my Stone copy.
My posting of the illustration from “Educational Charts” (Met 1917) was my (poor) way to exclude David's specimen from such...
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By fernando
Do you know where you got that illustration,...

Do you know where you got that illustration, David ?
I went through authors like George Snook and John Waldman and the only style of polearms resembling yours is the RUNKA. However the differences...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By fernando
So it is European, David; it is just that i had...

So it is European, David; it is just that i had some doubts about the shape, like looking Asian ... but what do i know :shrug:.
One thing is certain; it is a beautiful piece :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 01:11 PM
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Posted By fernando
Most interesting David ... but, are you sure this...

Most interesting David ... but, are you sure this is European ?
Any marks ?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,673
Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, df1967. ... And thank you...

Welcome to the forum, df1967.
... And thank you so much bringing to us such splendid Katzbalger.
A slight obstacle could be that the inlaid mark is so fragile that parts (ends) of it might have...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By fernando
Looks like an extraordinary piece :cool:. Let...

Looks like an extraordinary piece :cool:.
Let us move it to the European forum, where there is a wider audience for these things.
You can also try and find material in this area if you search on...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,387
Posted By fernando
Arrow Here is the part mentioned by Mell: ...

Here is the part mentioned by Mell:
http://www.mark-twain-in-heidelberg.de/htm/mthd_c05.htm
Hopefully by now notions of this 'sport' are fully clear and the current (not so within scope) topic...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By fernando
Quitós ... or typical court swords.

The most characteristic exponent of small swords in Portuguese history was the Quitó (Fom the French coteau), which became fashionable in the country in the 18th century and whose blade, according to...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By fernando
Not forgetting that, apart from 'normalized'...

Not forgetting that, apart from 'normalized' patterns, there were in the period examples made by rural smiths for the regional hunter, as also high end specimens ordered to skilled smiths by the...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By fernando
Sword for sale ... masonic ?

This sword was part of a lot that a friend spotted for me. I don't collect this type of things, but i had to acquire it to get the other pieces.
The cross guard hilt in turned brass, suggesting this...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By fernando
Not precisely referrng to this (my) specific...

Not precisely referrng to this (my) specific example, but i like the following abstract by Gerhard Grosse Loescher ...

The hirschfanger was the main weapon for the royal hunt and for foresters. In...
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