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    Received this 'new' one today from France
    Can't wait to bring it back to life ...
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    I hope the pitting at the edge doesn't cause issues. Maybe try setting a bevel before putting too much time into it.
    Best of luck
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    Thanks , I''ll give it a try . I've had worse ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    I hope the pitting at the edge doesn't cause issues. Maybe try setting a bevel before putting too much time into it.
    Best of luck
    Great idea! Also remember that the steel at the edge may be "rotten". If so, you will have to remove enough steel to get down to good steel underneath. I have done a couple that were so pitted that I had to use a 400 grit stone to speed up the removal process. Then I set the bevel at 1K as usual.
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    What are the scales made from?
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    Looks like dark horn with some remains of former gold foil
    Lead spacer too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartds View Post
    Looks like dark horn with some remains of former gold foil
    Lead spacer too
    That's delamination of the horn. It's just a very, very thin layer of horn separated from the rest. You can sand it out pretty easily, or put a small drop of very thin formulation cyanoacrylate glue on it. Capillary action will wick the glue into most of it.

    I'd sand it, then re-dye it black.
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    Thanks for the info , Zak
    Had no idea..,
    I'll sand it
    Can you inform me what kinda dye I can use please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartds View Post
    Thanks for the info , Zak
    Had no idea..,
    I'll sand it
    Can you inform me what kinda dye I can use please ?
    Cheap hair dye.

    I typically use one of the 'near black' formulations just because I find the pure black doesn't look quite right.

    For best results, sand to about 400 grit, dye, then polish. You can sand them too smooth to fully take the dye.
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    Cheers , I'll tackle the restore over the weekend
    Will let you known how it turns out

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