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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 11:11 AM
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Posted By fernando
Not forgetting that, apart from 'normalized'...

Not forgetting that, apart from 'normalized' patterns, there were in the period examples made by rural smiths for the regional hunter, as also high end specimens ordered to skilled smiths by the...
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd June 2021, 01:44 PM
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Posted By fernando
Sword for sale ... masonic ?

This sword was part of a lot that a friend spotted for me. I don't collect this type of things, but i had to acquire it to get the other pieces.
The cross guard hilt in turned brass, suggesting this...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd June 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By fernando
Not precisely referrng to this (my) specific...

Not precisely referrng to this (my) specific example, but i like the following abstract by Gerhard Grosse Loescher ...

The hirschfanger was the main weapon for the royal hunt and for foresters. In...
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 05:29 PM
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Posted By fernando
We can try ! Some sort of (shortened) espada...

We can try !
Some sort of (shortened) espada ancha ?
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 05:24 PM
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Posted By fernando
Duly noted, Jim.

Duly noted, Jim.
Forum: European Armoury 21st June 2021, 11:06 AM
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Views: 493
Posted By fernando
Sorry to bring this up again, guys. Alright...

Sorry to bring this up again, guys.
Alright with the 18th century assessment but, the origin being French or German, you say ?
Isn't it also a German (hirshfanger) fashion to have a scallop shell...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By fernando
That's the one, Chris. Good catch :cool:.

That's the one, Chris. Good catch :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 931
Posted By fernando
Thumbs up What a memory

Who kows the barber had a catalogue from which the clients could select the style of scar they wanted to exhibit ... like for a hair cut.
Rick, i remember the film, but hardly the details; no...
Forum: European Armoury 18th June 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By fernando
:cool::cool::cool:

:cool::cool::cool:
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 06:44 PM
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Posted By fernando
One thing you should understand is that...

One thing you should understand is that discussion of prices is better expanded by means of private message; not in discussion forums.
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By fernando
No values discussed here, Rikkn ... as per rules.

No values discussed here, Rikkn ... as per rules.
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By fernando
Yes indeed, Marius; still is healthier to collect...

Yes indeed, Marius; still is healthier to collect antique arms than fashionable scars ;).
Forum: European Armoury 17th June 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 931
Posted By fernando
Pathetic ...

Common sense, Captain ...common sense. Many years ago (long before Internet) i watched a documentary in the TV where a bunch of these guys 'fought' for a scar; close to each other, wearing goggles,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
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
Replies: 15
Views: 493
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: 15
Views: 493
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 ?
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
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
Replies: 8
Views: 467
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
Replies: 8
Views: 467
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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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Views: 1,671
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Forum: Swap Forum 8th June 2021, 12:08 PM
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Forum: Swap Forum 8th June 2021, 12:07 PM
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