03-23-2014, 08:17 PM
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Here the client took the minimalist approach which I think was a good call. He didn't want a mirror polish but instead decided to leave some of the patina and age of the blade so a minor cleaning was in order.
The main focus was to build new scales in the original style black horn and duplicate their shape.
I like the look of a vintage blade looking like it was cared for over its life.
Whether you call it a faux frameback, a rattler or whatever, I just call it a beautiful blade.

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 03-23-2014, 10:19 PM
  • Agravic
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Absolutely beautiful!

I agree with the approach taken here ... a natural and respectful restoration.

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 03-23-2014, 11:39 PM
  • Snuff
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Very nicely done in this way!

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 03-24-2014, 07:06 AM
  • Johnny
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Just like Grandpa would have kept it. Beautiful work, Mark.

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 03-25-2014, 07:31 AM
  • Roef
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Beautiful !

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 03-25-2014, 08:28 AM
  • geezer
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Again a well done project!

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