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Old 17th April 2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi again!

ebay: 7758311210

Almost bid on that pair. But they look to recent production, I would say afert wwII. And that two spears on the handle? I do not see any practical use for them for a warior. What do you think?
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Old 9th May 2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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The winning bidder havent show up... so here they are

Rehafted, but still nice.

The only minus is that some "knowledgeable" restorer chromed them

I saw anotherone verry similar, pratically the same style of piercing on an well known website and it is atribuited to be a saddle axe from Carpathia/Transilvania, 19th century.

What do you think?

Anything I can do to remove that chrome ?
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Old 9th May 2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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I think we have seen some of these pierced axes described as coming from Afghanistan, and made in the 20th C. Perhaps there is a thread on the old Forum.

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Yep. Comments are here but pictures are no longer available: http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000406.html
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The only minus is that some "knowledgeable" restorer chromed them

Anything I can do to remove that chrome ?


Chroming things was a typical method of preserving and keeping blades shiny in Victorian days.

As far as getting the chrome off, very carefully you can try a brass wire wheel or buffer. Very delicately.
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