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Manouchehr M.





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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jan, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon Frye wrote:
Manouchehr;

Thank you especially for posting the picture of Henri IV's sword. He's one of my favorite personages from history, and it's nice to see some of his possessions. Are the ovoid embellishments actually inset into the blade? Very interesting!

And I for one sure don't mind if you post more photo's, I've defninitely enjoyed seeing the one's so far. Big Grin

Allons!

Gordon


Gordon,

Thank you very much for your support. Do you have more information on Henry IV? I would really appreciate it.

I was in Washington D.C. for a TV interview about my book and research, I had a chance to see the marvellous museum "National Museum of the American Indian"

The swords displayed are a collection of period European swords. They are all displayed with pieces of Inca, Maya gold. I think the pieces stem from different countries, although all under the heading swords of Conquistaorders, nevertheless marvellous swords.

I really love Washington D.C.. It has nice museums and als very nice neighborhoods. It has a European touch to it.

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jan, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
Yes, please continue to post photos of swords from other countries!!!!!


Thank you Tim for your support.

More pictures.

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jan, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Manouchehr;

President John F. Kennedy said of Washington, DC, that it is "A town of Northern Charm and Southern Efficiency". Since Northern towns are not known for their charm, and the American South is not renowned for it's efficiency, I suspect he was pretty close to the mark there. Big Grin It does, however, have some absolutely wonderful museums!

Per Henri IV, he was, prior to his being crowned King of France, Henri de Bourbon, King of Navarre, AKA and better known to history as "Henri of Navarre". He was the leader of the Protestant Cause in France during the later stages of the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598), but as he could stave off defeat, but not conquer the crown with the sword, abjured to Roman Catholicism in order to gain the throne. He is purported to have said "Paris is worth a Mass", i.e. it's worth becoming a Catholic in order to gain Paris, and with it, the Crown. He was an amiable fellow and a gallant soldier, an expert at invovative cavalry tactics, and about the only general who ever managed to best the Prince of Parma (Phillip II of Spain's man in the Netherlands, and probably the finest general of the 16th Century) at his own game. His son and heir was Louis XIII, and daughter was Henrietta, wife of Charles I of England.

I hope that is of some help,

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon,

Thank you very much my friend for the explanation.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Manouchehr,

Thanks for posting your photos from the NMAI. I have travelled to the Washington, DC area numerous times, since my parents live nearby, in Northern Virginia. I have been meaning to visit this museum ever since Bill Grandy wrote his fine "Visitor's Experience" article. However, on my last two trips to the area, I have driven my car directly past this museum, and did not have the opportunity to go inside. Your photos remind me of what I am missing! I am determined to see it next time!

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I absolutely love swords like this:




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I absolutely love swords like this ...
I agree - I would like to see more bastard/two hand swords with complex hilts on the reproduction market.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve Grisetti wrote:
Manouchehr,

Thanks for posting your photos from the NMAI. I have travelled to the Washington, DC area numerous times, since my parents live nearby, in Northern Virginia. I have been meaning to visit this museum ever since Bill Grandy wrote his fine "Visitor's Experience" article. However, on my last two trips to the area, I have driven my car directly past this museum, and did not have the opportunity to go inside. Your photos remind me of what I am missing! I am determined to see it next time!


Steve

Wonderful article, thank you for sharing that. I really enjoyed it. More pictures.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I absolutely love swords like this:

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Hi Nathan,

Not quite the same hilts and swords, but fascinating as well.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jan, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some golden pieces. Look at the work.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jan, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Soem native American weapons. Look at the obsidian blades.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jan, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really love tomahawks. They are one of my favorite axes. Really nice.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jan, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An American or European military sword ? with native scabbard.


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Manouchehr for sharing more pictures!

Those last three gold peices probably came from either Costa Rica, Panama, or Columbia. Although I recently took a class on archaeology of this region, I can't remeber the name of that particular style of goldwork.

The Maya never worked in gold. Any historic use of gold by the Maya would have come through trade.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Travis Canaday wrote:
Thank you Manouchehr for sharing more pictures!

Those last three gold peices probably came from either Costa Rica, Panama, or Columbia. Although I recently took a class on archaeology of this region, I can't remeber the name of that particular style of goldwork.

The Maya never worked in gold. Any historic use of gold by the Maya would have come through trade.


Thank you Travis for the explanation. I really appreciate it.

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