Thanks everybody for your kind words, help and welcome
. I will do some further reseach on the web for the sugesstions that have been given to me. It has been a real pleasure to read and learn from all the forumites over the past year.
I will try to post some closeups of the sword and scabbard, I will do the same for the pira. I'm still here at work
on the west coast and looking to getting home and taking some photos.
FJF otherwise known as Axe Dog