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Forum: European Armoury Today, 11:51 AM
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Posted By fernando
Thanks much, Udo. I had a feeling for French, but...

Thanks much, Udo. I had a feeling for French, but couldn't discern the St. Etienne mark.
Forum: European Armoury Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11
Posted By fernando
GUN LOCK FOR ID ...

What would you guys say this is from ... British, French ?
Some help here ... please ?


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:43 AM
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Views: 76
Posted By fernando
Sure thing, i'd say :shrug:.

Sure thing, i'd say :shrug:.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By fernando
O.K. Jim ... no envy; your'e on for your...

O.K. Jim ... no envy; your'e on for your favorite:


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Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By fernando
Working for a free tot of port when you come over...

Working for a free tot of port when you come over to the continent, old chum ? ;).
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By fernando
I have been called many names in my life, but...

I have been called many names in my life, but erudition, Jim ? You sure are pulling my leg :rolleyes: :confused: . It was just a copy/paste operation :o .
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By fernando
Splendid links; obviously to be kept in one's...

Splendid links; obviously to be kept in one's files :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By fernando
Speaking od which ...

Here i go (again) Jim, with my crusade over the "BILBO" ambiguity.

(Quoting a source that i reputed as reliable at the time; i regret i don't recall whom).

"Bilbo" is an English catch-all word used...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
That was an extra photo i though of adding to...

That was an extra photo i though of adding to those in the blog ... unedited :o .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Good shot Ren Ren; the Spanish version of the...

Good shot Ren Ren; the Spanish version of the Media Luna :cool: .
(COMBATE DE MUJERES, by José de Ribera, 1636).


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
It didn't work either way, Filipe; but it doesn'r...

It didn't work either way, Filipe; but it doesn'r matter so much at this stage. Muito obrigado, anyhow.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Thank you for the enlightening, Filipe :cool:.

Thank you for the enlightening, Filipe :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
An interesting blog; and apparently one with...

An interesting blog; and apparently one with significant knowledge.

https://greatmingmilitary.blogspot.com/2019/03/telling-apart-chinese-polearms-quick.html?showComment=161069358338.

(scroll down...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Duly noted :cool: .

Duly noted :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Monks spade

Those pictures are curious, as the Monks device is supposed to have a half moon in one end and a spade (shovel, pá in Portuguese) in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
I have looked into that link before i posted my...

I have looked into that link before i posted my question, Bruno. But as i saw plenty other links appointing to gekken being sword fencing, i realized the caption in the picture was wrong, as so often...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By fernando
I would guess certainly not a Spanish name,...

I would guess certainly not a Spanish name, Stefan.
An excelent Pata, by the way :cool: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Bruno, do you mean to say that the term 'Gekken'...

Bruno, do you mean to say that the term 'Gekken' is the name of this weapon ?
Apparently this is (also ?) the name of some form of Fencing art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gJWs4z5nfA



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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th January 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By fernando
Philip, do you recall the key word/s to locate...

Philip, do you recall the key word/s to locate such example at the Met ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By fernando
Why don't you try and get a more clear picture,...

Why don't you try and get a more clear picture, Stefan ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 85,764
Posted By fernando
And the pictures, Chris ? ;) .

And the pictures, Chris ? ;) .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By fernando
Good choice; "no replicas" is my middle...

Good choice; "no replicas" is my middle name. You might as well strengthen your search and acquire one as used by this Inca General of Division ;).


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By fernando
For plural we always use the S. Castillian (so...

For plural we always use the S.

Castillian (so called Spanish):

Un (cuchillo) Corvo, dos Corvos.
Un (pajaro) Cuervo, dos Cuervos.

Portuguese:

Um (passaro) Corvo, dois Corvos.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By fernando
Talking Pulling my leg

Wayne, you are unique. You now perfectly that it is the translation engine that decided on such flaw.
The Spanish version:
Como prueba de su predilección por el cuchillo como arma de lucha, se cuenta...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th January 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By fernando
And by the way ...

Famous Chilean historian Don Benjamin Vicuña Mackena affirms in "" El Libro de la Plata "(1882) that the corvo is actually Peruvian and that it was adopted by the Chilean workers who worked in...
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