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Old 22nd October 2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Manual work for this week-end on this Gbaya throwing knife.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Very very nice
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Old 23rd October 2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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Very sweet.

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Old 23rd October 2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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Right, old and good African work.....(including the grip)
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Old 23rd October 2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Nice throwing knife, hope you show it again after your work.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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Are you sure you want to strip this gorgeous patina?
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Old 23rd October 2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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Here his brother after work...
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Old 23rd October 2009, 09:22 PM   #9
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Are you sure you want to strip this gorgeous patina?


For me it's not patina of use, it's just oxidation.
On old photos and postcards African knives are always shiny and polished.
I belong to the school of "knife cleaner"...
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Old 23rd October 2009, 09:51 PM   #10
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I find that many American collectors take a hands off approach when it comes to cleaning their old knives while Europeans take a different approach buy cleaning up their steel objects. I like to remove as much active rust as possible while leaving some of the patina behind to each his own

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Old 23rd October 2009, 10:14 PM   #11
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Of course Lew, as you can see on the cleaned one, it is not "new", I also let some dark areas to keep sign of use.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 10:58 PM   #12
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Patina seems very nice. Please don't take away
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