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Moderate restoration of a laddered wootz shamshir sword

This lovely Shamshir sword had most definitely seen better days. It's condition was very poor, a pitted and scratched blade with a substandard scabbard, lose guard and damaged hilt. As we have a number of genuine and period correct antique sword hilts to hand we were able to replace the hilt from our stock. We stripped the blade completely and adjusted the tang to accept the new hilt. We then surface conditioned the entire blade to reveal the stunning laddered wootz before mounting the newly polished silver hilt. The client requested that only parts of the scabbard be adjusted to ensure uniformity so we were worked on touching up the leather and fashioned a traditional longer chape with an overall aged aesthetic. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed completing this restoration.

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