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    The simplest How-To I found was Paleoplanet,...

    The simplest How-To I found was Paleoplanet, How-to-make-cutler's-resin

    I followed the instructions apart from using a pie dish rather then a jar, I bought a kilo of Pine resin (Colophony) from...
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    Update. I've gently cleaned the hilt with light...

    Update. I've gently cleaned the hilt with light mineral oil and the finest wire wool I have (000 I think, anyway it looks like grey sheep's fleece).
    I bought some pine resin and made my own cutler's...
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    If the guard was forged, that sharp right angle...

    If the guard was forged, that sharp right angle is hard to do (you need to upset the metal to get the extra thickness to then forge down to the square outside corner)
    Could you post more photos of...
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    I've worked as a welder/fabricator and as a...

    I've worked as a welder/fabricator and as a blacksmith/agricultural engineer, so I'm confidant in the weld.
    It may look a little odd due to the grinding, I textured the tang to get a better adhesive...
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    The tang was snapped off completely and it was...

    The tang was snapped off completely and it was only held together by some old glue that had failed and was only gripping via friction. I had to weld a replacement stub tang on (I held the blade low...
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    Ah, sorry I didn't notice that rule. I'll keep a...

    Ah, sorry I didn't notice that rule.
    I'll keep a look out
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    Restoration of a ......I'm not quite sure

    Hiya Folks
    I'm currently preserving/restoring a couple of swords for somebody, one of them is a British 1796 HCS (thats got a thread of its own) and the other is what I've (probably in ignorance)...
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    I wasn't planning on further cleaning, glad to...

    I wasn't planning on further cleaning, glad to get agreement.
    There is one nick in the blade, but I think thats more likely to be 'boys being boys' then anything else.
    The blade is unsharpened but...
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    Hiya Folks I've managed to get my mate with a...

    Hiya Folks
    I've managed to get my mate with a decent camera to take some more pictures, so here they are..... Enjoy!

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    This is the best one I have for the Rack Marks

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    Right then, a few photos of the sword as I...

    Right then, a few photos of the sword as I received it (please note the loop of electrical wire used as a hanger)

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    I haven't got any photos since...
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    1796 HC Sword, Rack Marks

    Greetings All

    I've been a lurker on here, but now I need a little help.

    I'm currently doing some work on a 1796 HC Trooper's Sword, it doesn't belong to me but the owner tells me it belonged to...
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