Join Date: Feb 2014
Dismounting might be a bit problematic. The tang extends through a horn end cap and is peened over. (See picture)
Ebay has a lot of damar, in a wide variety of colors. India seems to supply "black" damar; I suspect it's just in a less refined state than the rest. I am led to believe it is synonymous with Benzoin, an incense of which I have a few ounces left over from the 1960s.
I also assume the melting point would be high enough to prevent problems; stuff seems pretty solid.