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Old 16th January 2009, 03:40 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Atlantia
Its an absolute beauty Lew.
Are the studs reused 19thC brass dome headed upholstry nails? If so then you could replace the missing ones with genuine contempory ones fairly easily I'd have thought?

Its a fantastic weapon, congrats.

Hi Gene

The sword arrived today and it is real nice. Yes the tacks are 19th century 3/8"upholstry tacks I have already found a supplier that sells French finish brass tacks. See below. Btw the scabbard seems to be quite old the blade looks like a slightly reworked European machete? So it could be the original scabbard?

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