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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:46 PM
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Posted By fernando
Rapier and marks for ID ... please

A topic initially posted by a new member in "The EARLY MAKERS TRADE MARKS" thread ... to be continued here, for further discussion.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=264826#post264826...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:40 PM
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Posted By fernando
That would be an excelent idea ;). Also placing...

That would be an excelent idea ;). Also placing the photos all in the same direction will help discern what the inscriptions are all about, specially with such 'encripted' cases. I will now open a...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By fernando
Jim, should i would humbly reiterate that you...

Jim, should i would humbly reiterate that you didn't read my post or, for the matter, what i meant to say. The inscription in the one side of the blade as posted is not fully shown (so it seems),...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 07:18 PM
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Posted By fernando
Question Jim, this is the reason why i have suggested...

Jim, this is the reason why i have suggested that, more adequate assessments may take place when photos of each side of the blade with the complete inscriptions are shown.
Probably you didn't read...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2021, 10:11 AM
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Posted By fernando
Exactely. I wonder what kind of exposure...

Exactely.

I wonder what kind of exposure this sword was submitted to; one consistent with the wood of grip looking (almost) intact :o.


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Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2021, 10:40 AM
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Posted By fernando
Welcome to the forum, toaster :). Nice rapier...

Welcome to the forum, toaster :).
Nice rapier with a pierced hilt. The 'anchor' symbol is, as you know, 'often' seen in both Spanish (Toledo) and also in German (Solingen) blades. If you browse the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 05:21 PM
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Posted By fernando
This is a rather interesting topic, in all its...

This is a rather interesting topic, in all its angles.
As a basic need to keep an inventory of a collection, be it a large one or a pocket size like mine, i still stick to the excell sheet option,...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2021, 10:19 AM
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Posted By fernando
Extremely interesting. I can have it, if you...

Extremely interesting. I can have it, if you don't want to ;).
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
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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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Views: 3,066
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
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
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
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Views: 3,066
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
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
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: 1,185
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: 1,185
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:.
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