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Old 20th June 2011, 01:07 PM   #15
DAHenkel
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Well from the pictures at least the fit looks more or less good although a bit loose. Its possible there's a bit of crud down in the bottom of the batang that's keeping it from setting down quite perfectly. Might be worth a little bit of digging if you have the right tools for the job. could also just be shrinkage/warping. Again if you have a tool that will serve you might be able to get it to set down just a bit more nicely...

The blade is clearly late-ish and not quite as refined as they were in the heyday of the mid-late 19th c but its consistent with N.E. Peninsular work of the period.
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