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Old 30th January 2021, 10:51 AM   #31
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... Weapons are tools that always retain a function even if you do not use them. Coins are tokens only function when in legal circulation.

That would depend on one's perspective.
Tools, with time passing, also become anachronic. We don't collect (old) weapons because of what they are, but because of what they used to be.
To each one his own taste. Collecting coins, for some, is a tasteless hobby; like collecting weapons for others, who find it senseless.
In the end, both are collectible symbols and both have value, even monetary ... for those who fancy them .
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Old 30th January 2021, 01:41 PM   #32
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For me it is never a question of making a weapon look "new" as much as "whole".
I still believe that the less you do the better, but that sometimes it is better to do something than nothing at all.


Hello David,

In most cases it's the question in which condition you find a weapon. When found in good condition is a cleaning and oiling enough.
By a good restoration you can see the age of a weapon and it's always important by a possible sale to mention restorations.

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Old 30th January 2021, 01:44 PM   #33
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Wow, Sajen, great swords, and really nice restoration work!


Thank you Drac2k!
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Old 31st January 2021, 05:27 AM   #34
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This restoration job has featured on the Forum before but a re airing would fit here quite well http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24394
One certainly would not leave this item as it was originally found...........As has been stated above, the extent to which one goes with restoring is entirely up to the individual.
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Old 31st January 2021, 10:54 AM   #35
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Like so:

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