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Old 8th July 2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Ivory Kris repair

I recently purchased this Ivory Kris and due to poor packaging from the seller, the handle was broken.
I'm planning to have it repaired but thought while I'm at it maybe I could have the other end replaced with more Ivory. Have found a pic on another thread of what it likely looked like but that might be a bit expensive to have carved. can anybody supply a representative picture of what a more diminutive repair might look like?
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Old 8th July 2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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If you have the broken piece(s), can you super glue them back together? A small drop of glue possibly won't even be seen. Just a thougth.
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If you have the broken piece(s), can you super glue them back together? A small drop of glue possibly won't even be seen. Just a thougth.
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I have considered that. I'd really rather do it right for longevity if the price isn't too bad.
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Old 8th July 2016, 02:34 PM   #4
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I think Rich is right. I might add that things got repaired in there original environment. If the break matches exactly then careful super glue is a good solution. If you are worried about evidence of repair then I would suggest that before the super glue is completely dry you could rub powdered charcoal into the join. Honest repair, then it is just another black crack in the handle and will be no more offensive to the eye than all the other all old black cracks.
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Old 8th July 2016, 02:37 PM   #5
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Suerte, bro!

It just sickens me that these were broken off on such a nice example!
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Old 8th July 2016, 02:47 PM   #6
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I'd really rather do it right for longevity if the price isn't too bad.


Ouch!
I agree, I would seek out antique restores or people that does ivory carvings or scrimshaws in your area, maybe they can help. Strike that, I meant bone carvings.
If you go the CyA glue route, make sure you have steady hands.
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Old 8th July 2016, 02:59 PM   #7
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yes, I have a contact for ivory repair that another member has used successfully. I wanted to send him some good pics and then get an idea what he thinks.
and with Ivory no, I don't trust my hands
and yes, I was very sick over the damage when I received it
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Would not use superglue. Would use a two-component adhesive. Just my thoughts!

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