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#353282 01/24/2022 09:02 PM
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Over many yrs of collecting you are not always going to find that SS dagger mint!

Sometimes they are worn and damaged!

Handle has chip,missing wood etc!

So what do you do?

Why do they come that way? Wood?

I know Tom W had a guy yrs ago that did repairs!

How much does it affect value?

How do you keep from buying a repaired one?

SS is SS so you don't throw them away! shocked

What did the germans use to color handel?


And no I don't need one fixed! Just thought we would talk about the subject!

I quess scabbards also!


Hey its cold so figure we should talk about something!!!!!!!!! grin



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I have done SS grip repair work for many years. My Dad restored vintage musical instruments. When he replaced ebony finger boards on instruments from the 1930s and 40s, I asked for the old ebony. Properly aged ebony can be used to replace any missing pieces. Contour the replacement pieces to match, apply a light coat of ebony stain, and the repair is very difficult to detect. Attached are before and after photos of one such grip.

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photos not so good,,,but thats some real nice work!!

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I've watched Vern doing the repairs. They are very good.

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Hands of a Master!

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Yes better picswould be nice!

What about SS scabbards?

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