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Subject: Scabbards


From: Matt Holmes <mholmes>
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 1996
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I recently acquired a first empire light cavalry saber at auction.
the steel scabbard needs many small dents removed before I reblue it
(a previous owner removed the patina with steel wool).  Are there
practical ways to remove these dents without drilling?  If not, is
there a process that will fill them (reversibly) with material that
will accept the bluing (cold) or that can be stained to match the
color and surface sheen of the newly blued area?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:43
                Distributed: Thursday, October 31, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-43-024
Received on Tuesday, 29 October, 1996

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