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Old 16th July 2021, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Sewar reconstruction and restoration

I have purchased this sewar months ago. It had missing parts and rusted blade. It took me long time to obtain this unpretentious result. I hope I will be more experienced next time....

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Old 16th July 2021, 07:14 PM   #2
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Default Sewar - second part

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Old 16th July 2021, 11:06 PM   #3
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Great job!

But why two threads?
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Old 16th July 2021, 11:32 PM   #4
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Great job!

But why two threads?
That's a good question. I would recommend that one of the Ethno Mods combine these two threads.
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Old 17th July 2021, 12:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for rescuing this nice piece, Gio!

You have a west coast scabbard and added an east coast foot. I'd suggest you keep it for another project and replace it with a simple foot as seen with these west coast scabbards. Just my 2 cents.

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Great job!

But why two threads?
Because I am not familiar with the procedure of how to manage attachments.
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Old 17th July 2021, 02:37 PM   #7
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Hello GIO,

Kai is correct, this style of sewars have a simple scabbard toe like by this examples from old threads.
Otherwise a great restore job!

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That's a good question. I would recommend that one of the Ethno Mods combine these two threads.
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Because I am not familiar with the procedure of how to manage attachments.
Everything you need to know is in the sticky thread on the Ethno page. Please donít hesitate to ask if you are still confused.
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13631Dr. But
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Old 20th July 2021, 12:51 PM   #10
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Many thanks to all who have contributed with comments and suggestions.
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Old 9th August 2021, 02:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: Missing parts.

So, it would not be "too big a deal" to use bone or moose antler to replace a missing buntut, or a missing tip to the "crosspiece" of the "warangka"? [Please excuse me. My choice of words may not be correct].

If bone or moose antler are not really ideal, could a guy get away with using Gaboon ebony, African blackwood, Makassar ebony, [or even ipe, wenge, or zebrawood] instead of buffalo horn?

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So, it would not be "too big a deal" to use bone or moose antler to replace a missing buntut, or a missing tip to the "crosspiece" of the "warangka"? [Please excuse me. My choice of words may not be correct].

If bone or moose antler are not really ideal, could a guy get away with using Gaboon ebony, African blackwood, Makassar ebony, [or even ipe, wenge, or zebrawood] instead of buffalo horn?
By the first part I would say yes, by the second part I would say no. Never have seen sewars with a wooden toe.

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