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Old 28th December 2017, 04:32 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Sajen
When I read carefully between the lines I think that Kai think like this. And really frankly said it was one of the reasons that I don't bid when it was listed by ebay. But in the meantime and looking close to your pictures I am now sure that neither the unusual hilt nor the scabbard mouth and foot are very recent additions, the signs of real use are clear visible. I think that minimum the hilt is tribal work maybe because the original was broken.
I would hesitate to remove the hilt and scabbard mounts only because they don't fit the norm.


I don't know how to work with wood and horn or silver. Also find plates or wire of silver and horn is easy, but I still don't know what are the wood species traditionally used.
So I would not risk changing the clothing of the blade.
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