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Old 16th April 2021, 12:53 PM   #5
David R
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It looks perfectly righteous to me, and a damn sight better workmanship than you often see. The grips could still be horn, when it gets old and worn it has a tendency to delaminate and look like dark wood.
As for low grade silver. Ottoman "silver" coins could be as low as 22% in silver content, and they are probably the source for most so called silverwork.
Velvet cover, try and peek underneath, there might be some nice leather-work there, there was with one of mine.
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