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Old 16th October 2017, 08:18 PM   #31
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Thanks so much guys! It hard work getting it cleaned up. I outsourced the bone inlays.
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Old 16th October 2017, 09:09 PM   #32
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So Charles what is the pommel made of, ebony wood or horn? I think it's ebony wood.
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Old 16th October 2017, 10:04 PM   #33
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Yes, most definitely wood. You may be able to see some of the lighter stripes of the wood in the pics, but it's hard to see, even tougher with the glare.
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Old 16th October 2017, 10:10 PM   #34
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I did see the different colour grain/stripe at the get go even from the seller's photos (particularly the photo of the side of the pommel with a single missing triangular inlay) which led me to say it was made from kamagong/Philippine ebony. Nice of you to confirm it.
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Old 17th October 2017, 01:33 AM   #35
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great restoration, Charles! glad to see this old warrior back to its former glory!!
just for clarification, are those bones, or ivory?
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Old 17th October 2017, 04:59 AM   #36
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That's beautiful!

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Old 17th October 2017, 12:01 PM   #37
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great restoration, Charles! glad to see this old warrior back to its former glory!!
just for clarification, are those bones, or ivory?



Hey Spunjer! The inlays that remained were bone, and the restorations were designed to match the old bone as well as possible.
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Hey Spunjer! The inlays that remained were bone, and the restorations were designed to match the old bone as well as possible.


great job on that!!
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Old 19th October 2017, 01:42 AM   #39
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Great restoration work that has revealed the original beauty of this sword. Getting new pieces of bone to match older ones in both color and texture is no small accomplishment. My compliments to the restorer who did this part and to you for your fine work in bringing this piece back from the very neglected condition you found it in.

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