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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:16 PM
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Posted By fernando
Great find :cool: -

Great find :cool: -
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Panoleon, can you tell us from what part of the...

Panoleon, can you tell us from what part of the world you got your cuirass from ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Not that this is a vital factor but, no glue was...

Not that this is a vital factor but, no glue was used to fix the hide to the chest piece, but rivets; apparently the male/female style as used in Europe (#11), which does not mean they couldn't be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
My bad; did not pay enough attention to...

My bad; did not pay enough attention to that.
Yes, a weight much distant to what you can call a reinforced cuirass. This way the odds split between either the 'blade proof' real thing or a decorative...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By fernando
No one wants to prove anything, Kubur. If you...

No one wants to prove anything, Kubur. If you assume that your grounds have more solidity, no problem with that !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Another theme that is not one of my favorites...

Another theme that is not one of my favorites :shrug:.


Distance is the business, Jim, distance. At close range, even the weakest of powders may boost a projectile strongly enough to penetrate in a...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By fernando
Sure thing, Will.

Sure thing, Will.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Define Native ...

Here you beat me, Jim; esoterica falls out of my jurisdiction ;).


Perhaps those under such influence wouldn't even need to armour the cuirass with iron in the first place ? ;).


A bit of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Tht's a good reasoning; but whatever devices they...

Tht's a good reasoning; but whatever devices they were, and for whatever reason, the owner found them dispensable. A riddle by itself.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
So ... how heavy is it, Panoleon ?

So ... how heavy is it, Panoleon ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th March 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Given all that has been said, and on a second...

Given all that has been said, and on a second (third) thought, i would start from square one ...
... In that a guy had a piece of croc hide and decided to make a cuirass with it; a mock one, as for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Which would be the points fixing the hide to the...

Which would be the points fixing the hide to the inner part and those of the cuirass decoration ...


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
That would be the item you find in a zillion...

That would be the item you find in a zillion sources when googling on the subject. But doesn't seem to be one to help defining the the apparatus being discussed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd March 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 928
Posted By fernando
Red face The poorest opinion

Can we take for certain that the 'nobility' of the outer part, croc hide and elaborated rosettes, has nothing to do with the inner iron lining? I have a problem in digesting that the original owner...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By fernando
I follow Jim's and Colin's path in that one may...

I follow Jim's and Colin's path in that one may find traces of outside (European) vestigials of swords but not of local sword production.
Madagascar coast was first touched by Europeans when...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By fernando
We can read "Adjudant d'Infanterie Modèle...

We can read "Adjudant d'Infanterie Modèle 1845".
But of course you know that, Norman.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_mod%C3%A8le_1845.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th February 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By fernando
A senseless inscription .. and a real silver mark...

A senseless inscription .. and a real silver mark ? :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By fernando
A good measure; smart king ;) .

A good measure; smart king ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 23rd February 2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
A truly excelent enlightening of this issue,...

A truly excelent enlightening of this issue, Mark. Thanks much for sharing.
I have tried to keep a close picture of Dom Fernando's sword in Granada but the security guy demanded that i deleted it...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Bruno, you have a PM. .

Bruno, you have a PM.


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Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
I don't think at all that this would have been...

I don't think at all that this would have been the case, given their identity.
From top to bottom: the sword of King Fernando, the Catholic, in the Cathedral of Granada; another of Fernando’ swords,...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Looks like the Spaniards give a better account of...

Looks like the Spaniards give a better account of their sister pattern high end examples. But you now, a larger country, larger museums, greater rust degradations, larger burial sites ... and...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
You tell me Bruno, once my previous guessings...

You tell me Bruno, once my previous guessings (#25) were not plausible.
We should regard the examples represented in the tapistries with some uniformity of style, perhaps the result of their...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd February 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Great example, Bruno. Also in the famous Pastrana...

Great example, Bruno.
Also in the famous Pastrana tapestries, commissioned by King Dom Afonso V, to celebrate conquests in African territory (Arzila, Tangiers) we can see, among plenty weaponry...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Bruno, i certainly disagree with your...

Bruno, i certainly disagree with your disagreement, but i agree that we better cease this 'colateral' discussion.
As for surviving swords of the period, this is a wonder; they are made of...
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