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Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 08:35 PM
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Posted By fernando
Guys, adding a picture of the no longer broken...

Guys, adding a picture of the no longer broken point and the comparison of all three face ricassos, where we can (hopefully) see that one is not an arabesc but the blade smith signature.



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Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2021, 03:01 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thank you so much for your input, Gentlemen. Ah...

Thank you so much for your input, Gentlemen.
Ah ... Mark, the honey patina; i like that :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By fernando
Hunting sword ... for comments

A sturdy blade, double edged, sharp, length 51 cms.
The grip in ivory, with a nice patina; the hilt in brass; the peen untouched.
Could you Gentlemen help finding its age and country of origin ?
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Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By fernando
No Keith, this is not mine, although i have in...

No Keith, this is not mine, although i have in time acquired a few pieces from this collection; in fact this is a book/catalogue that the author (Eduardo Nobre) published to promote its sales.
There...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 01:23 PM
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Views: 318
Posted By fernando
Thank you so much Gentlemen, for your...

Thank you so much Gentlemen, for your comprehensive comments and the treatises on these swords.
I will be digesting and saving to my archives, all those precious details.
And once Keith notes that...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 08:02 PM
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Posted By fernando
Small sword; cut steel hilt, Colichemarde blade, for comments

This is a small sword indeed, not only for the style but also for its small dimensions, with a blade measuring 26" which, if its point was not broken (to my despair) would be no more than a couple...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By fernando
It could also be a 'two in one' solution; the...

It could also be a 'two in one' solution; the little central spring that holds the guard open/folded could break or lose tension. As the inner guard was a harassing part, the owner could just take it...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By fernando
The folded guard becoming a more 'flat' surface,...

The folded guard becoming a more 'flat' surface, it leans more smoothly against your hip.
I recall one solution with the 1796 British heavy cavalry sword. As the guard was born unfoldable and...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By fernando
How could i be so blind that didn't figure out...

How could i be so blind that didn't figure out that those 'studs' are the hinges for a folding guard. To my defence, i was betrayed by the angle of the picture :o. Actually, i have even discussed...
Forum: Swap Forum 8th June 2021, 01:27 PM
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Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By fernando
No, i am deeply sorry, but i don't have the...

No, i am deeply sorry, but i don't have the faintest idea of what your sword is, nor where it comes from. Which is no surprise; with my residual knwkledge, it would have to be a piece screaming to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By fernando
Can you show us the whole sword, Kubur ?

Can you show us the whole sword, Kubur ?
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By fernando
Who hasn't gone through one of those ... but no...

Who hasn't gone through one of those ... but no details available ;).
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By fernando
Sorry i was not clear enough, Jim; perhaps due to...

Sorry i was not clear enough, Jim; perhaps due to language differences ... As per (my) posted sentence order, that (previous) would be Rezin and this (late) is Jim.
Whether or not a speculation, as...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By fernando
A version consistent with what we can read out...

A version consistent with what we can read out there in that Rezin passed the (his) knife on to Jim after this has been previously wounded in a way that was no longer able to handle firearms.

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Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By fernando
Yes indeed Chris. Could this have therefore...

Yes indeed Chris.
Could this have therefore been the one acquired by Phil Collins and later offered to San Antonio Museum ... or one of the same kind !
A pity that i was at this museum in 2018,...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By fernando
This reminds me how national pride inflates...

This reminds me how national pride inflates history and promotes legends.
We have in exhibition in the Oporto military museum a sword attributed to our first King, Afonso Henriques (11XX-1185), the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By fernando
Myths ... and legends

Jim, i didn't realize that the phrase Si esta vibora te pica no hay remedio en la botica,, originally seen in Spanish navajas, has crossed the ocean and (also) found residence in modern Mexican...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,638
Posted By fernando
( The Oxford Universal Dictionary Illustrated,...

( The Oxford Universal Dictionary Illustrated, 1933)


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Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,638
Posted By fernando
Perhaps this was a weapon for resource, for when...

Perhaps this was a weapon for resource, for when the guys on your back were also part of the enemy ;).
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