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Old 29th December 2017, 12:51 AM   #17
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Hello Sťverin,

The tang is not rusty and there is resin residue inside the handle.

Well, the flash does prove a bit of red rust to be present...

The tang looks robust and it is possible that stable and active rust are relatively thin.

How wide is the gap? 3-4 mm? There may be a single "crown" missing here (usually made of suasa)!

The fitting between scabbard and blade is good but not perfect.

Sounds good - given some erosion of the blade and shrinking of the wood a perfect fit is not to be expected.

Congrats, looks like a nice, genuine ensemble!

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