Originally Posted by kai
The horn hilt clearly has age. I might consider cleaning the tang and refixing the hilt; there seems to have been some shrinkage of the horn and a rusting tang may continue to crack the horn - thus, some TLC may help this piece to survive with as little further damage as possible.
How well does the scabbard fit the blade? It's of nice quality and of a known style. Was there anything of note written on the tag?
There are three marks about 2 cm from the base of the handle. There are also remnants of resin that go from the base to the height of these marks.
The tang is not rusty and there is resin residue inside the handle.
The fitting between scabbard and blade is good but not perfect.