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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2021, 02:57 PM
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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: 161
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: 342
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: 356
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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: 907
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...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
Elementary, my dear Wayne :D. Actually, either...

Elementary, my dear Wayne :D.
Actually, either the artist made an error of perspective (which i would doubt) or the hypothetical distance between the spare arrows and his hidden hand is far too long;...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
If a later theory appointed for the panels to...

If a later theory appointed for the panels to represent the symbolic (in absency) Christian funeral of the Infant Dom Fernando, who died captive in Fez in 1443, this would then re-date of panels from...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
Maybe he has his own style to hang the the...

Maybe he has his own style to hang the the quiver; like on his right chest ;). I would forget all those technicalities if it were possible to ask the guy to turn around and show us the whole scene...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
Amazing Bruno; the discussion based in a few...

Amazing Bruno; the discussion based in a few swords, looking well, this work comprises quite an arsenal of weapons.


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Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
As i see, Udo, a style of sword used both in the...

As i see, Udo, a style of sword used both in the Peninsula as also in Italy, in the second half XV century. In those days sword styles had much in common among such nations, namely by navigators.
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
As i suggested in my previous post, Bruno;...

As i suggested in my previous post, Bruno;
" In reality only one personality is unanimously identified in the panels, Henri the Navigator; and even that is not 100% granted for some "
I thought i...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
Jim, as already 'lightly' approached, this...

Jim, as already 'lightly' approached, this renaissance huge polyptych (six yards wide) comprises a set of six panels attributed to Nuno Gonçalves, painter and Knight of the royal house of King Dom...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
This iconographic and enigmatic work has been...

This iconographic and enigmatic work has been subject, now during a century, to a number of different interpretations, some with rather opposite assumptions. In reality only one personality is...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
An accurate two handed sword, by same Gregorio...

An accurate two handed sword, by same Gregorio Lopes.


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Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
You would be surprised at what artists can do,...

You would be surprised at what artists can do, Bruno ;) .

(Gregorio Lopes, XVI century).


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Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 907
Posted By fernando
These are said to actually being regarded as...

These are said to actually being regarded as faithful examples of our period swords; the wealthy owners adorned versions, of course ;). I don't think these painted examples were 'portraits' of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Thank you Jim, for confirming my previous notes...

Thank you Jim, for confirming my previous notes (#13) in that these swords followed end XVIII century characteristics. It is obvious that they were not developed for combat purposes, as they were not...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
Dear Mark, the article author desn't mention that...

Dear Mark, the article author desn't mention that these swords were 'copied' from those of other nations but that they have 'characteristics in common'. You may take your guess.
Here you have in...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By fernando
You're welcome, Captain, I guess i could have...

You're welcome, Captain,
I guess i could have shown you my (ex) other one ...


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