Vets or previous owners loved to chrome things, I have a HJ knife that the scabbard was also chromed at some time during the past 60+ years.
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Thanks for the reply, Horst. I assume it can't help the value of the sword having been chromed, correct?
Unfortunately, you're right. It cuts the value in at least half, in my opinion. A shame, as it looks to have been a fine sabre.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I was told by someone that plated blades were optional extra. I am sure someone here can confirm this as false or true.
If you take it to an electro platers they can reverse the chroming process and return it tp bare metal!...
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Thanks for info everyone