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Old 3rd December 2019, 09:33 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by BAW
... The tang of the blade seems to be inserted into the hollow bone of the handle and has no rivet or other means of fastening it. What holds it in? If you look down the blade towards the handle, can you see into the hollow part of the bone? If you see evidence of the hollow having been filled with epoxy and the tang having been pushed into it, it indicates late manufacture. ...
Native Americans were capable of using tree resins and water resistant glues.
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