Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
You are fortunate that you did not try to use Japanese lacquer known as urushi. It is highly allergic and can cause serious skin problems similar to poison ivy. Fifteen years or so ago, a dealer was selling some at a sword show in Dallas, Texas. Some moron bought some and rubbed it on the speaker end of the public telephones outside the hall and also on the flush handle of the urinals in the men's room. Needless to say, it caused some serious problems.
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Ralph , that is amazing workmanship and attention to detail and the new scabbard looks superb , i am so impressed , well done !
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
The sap contains the allergenic compound urushiol, which gets its name from this species' Japanese name urushi (漆?). Urushiol is the oil found in poison ivy that causes a rash. [Wiki source].URUSHI LIQUID Urushi is obtained as sap from the urushi tree 'RhusVerniciflua' which originally comes from the Himalayas. The urushi tree is to be found mostly in Southeast Asia, particularly in countries such as Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Bhutan and it prefers a warm climate. Mango, cashew nut and pistachio are also family of the urushi tree...
Both Chinese and Japanese raw urushi are made of the main substance urushiol that polymerizes with the help of the catalyst laccase. It consists of a complex intermix of soft and hard structures which makes the urushi layer strong and lasting. The more urushiol the urushi contains the stronger the layer. The liquid contains in (Ⅱ) more than in (Ⅰ), and in (Ⅲ) more than in (Ⅱ) urushiol. The appearance of the darker colour demonstrates the quicker bonding with oxygen.
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Excellent work on the replacement scabbard. Very wise to preserve the original scabbard too, some may not have been as thoughtful as you.
Great job Ralph. The new scabbard looks fantastic.........!