Category: conservation

Antique Sword Cleaning — Forde Military Antiqu…

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Antique Leather Restoration – Sword Scabbard…

Antique Leather Restoration – Sword Scabbards, Belts & Other Leather Military Items

My preferred antique leather product is Pecard Antique Leather Dressing. It is very easy to find (or order) in the US.

Blade Restoration (Kukri Knife) With Rust Er…

Blade Restoration (Kukri Knife) With Rust Eraser Sabitoru Product

For removing rust, heavy dirt and patina, from metal surfaces. It works really well on blade and can even be used to revitalize modern blades.

I’m going to have to give this a try! But will it work on Blood Rust™?! 😀

Today is World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are cu…

Today is World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are currently the world’s most trafficked animal. Due to their high demand on the Asian black market these spunky creatures are quickly heading toward extinction and most of the world doesn’t even know that they exist. Please find out more
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Before and after photos of a Napoleonic French…

Before and after photos of a Napoleonic French Cuirassier’s Sword restored by Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Moderate restoration of a Persian blade Tulw…

Moderate restoration of a Persian blade Tulwar

This unusual Tulwar sword had seen better days. The blade is of dark Persian wootz steel mounted on a copper Indian hilt. The blade was heavily pitted, scratched and stained. The copper hilt was almost totally exposed leaving very little of its original gold and was heavily tarnished and dented. We first started by cleaning up the blade paying close attention to keep the hollow ground fullers intact. After some carefully conditioning we were able to reveal a lovely dark wootz pattern. Please note the Assadullah inscription on the blade was a later addition by a not so clever craftsmen! but we left it at the clients request. We hand cleaned the copper hilt, repairing any small dents, damage and finally plated the hilt in 24k gold with a subtle polished shine. No sword is complete without a scabbard, so we made a period correct scabbard using traditional techniques and materials. We sealed the inside of the wooden scabbard to prevent it attacking the surface of the blade and then covered the scabbard in genuine velvet from the 1900’s and finished it with a gold plated braid and chape. 

An Indian tulwar and dhal (shield) that have been beautifully…

An Indian tulwar and dhal (shield) that have been beautifully conserved by Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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We voted.
#stonehouseartifacts #electionday2017 #wevoted #maytherebepeaceonearth #conservation #democracy (at StoneHouse Artifacts)

Moderate restoration of a Khanda sword This Indian sword…

Moderate restoration of a Khanda sword

This Indian sword known as a Khanda was left in a very poor state and had seen many years of wear. The blade was heavily stained, pitted and parts of the edge were badly chipped. We started by adjusting the contours of the blade and surface condition each side of the blade. After some careful work we managed to reveal a stunning Wootz steel blade with a razor sharp edge.

Restoring an antique cavalry officer’s sword…

Restoring an antique cavalry officer’s sword scabbard

Restoring an antique cavalry officer’s sword scabbard – please excuse the less than great image quality – since rendering this video I have found the cause of the issue and it will now be corrected for future videos.