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Old 26th January 2009, 08:32 AM   #9
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Hi Stephen,
stock removal is the shaping of the part by the removal of metal (filing, grinding) to create the object /shape. The tang does not look 'forged to shape' on this blade ....but the pictures are not that good.

Usually with such a short tang and no rivet holes I would have thought this was 'resin' set into a hilt

Regards David
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