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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2020, 03:14 PM
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Colin, Marius: the Blade may have been repointed,...

Colin, Marius: the Blade may have been repointed, possibly after the tip was damaged or broken, and the scabbard of course may have been made for it after that. I, too, think the knife looks more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2020, 12:05 AM
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Gutta-percha can vary in colour from yellow...

Gutta-percha can vary in colour from yellow through brown so dark as to appear black. It can also have other colourants added. It can also be given a wood grain streaky look. It is thermoplastic....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2020, 05:16 PM
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The grip scales look like they could be...

The grip scales look like they could be cast/moulded in Gutta-percha, a tree resin frequently used for such and made impressing designs like that possible. I doubt you could do that in horn. It was...
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