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Lionhead Sword w/Nickel scabbard ?

Article about: Hi All, I have a chance at a really good deal on this honest WKC Lion Head Sword, my question is about the scabbard being dress nickel finish instead of the usual black, was this a private p

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    I got my sword the other day, and the hilt is solid brass, I usually dont clean any of my items, but with swords I make an exception unless its too far gone to save or some other major reason to leave it "as is" and wow simichrome works wonders!!! it shined up like a brand new penny, nothing wrong with a nice polished up sword IMO, I have to give a shout out to author jeff clark who is a really nice guy to deal with, thanks for helping out with this one to the forum members also here are the pics!
    P.S- Does anyone know what year WKC changed thier logo from two heads to one? my prussian sword is two head and this is one.

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    Default Re: Lionhead Sword w/Nickel scabbard ?

    Looks like all the gilt plating is gone - maybe it's just
    the photo ? I wouldn't have touched it.........


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    I didnt know they gilt plated over brass... I just assumed its been solid brass since the day it was made, the only thing that came off of it was some dark haze/patina, I didnt scrub it with a wire brush just a soft cloth and buffed it, like I said, I do not believe in cleaning my other items, but this was more like a restoration project for me. I dont think I hurt the value at all and it was fairly cheap to begin with.

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    Nice sword Max...The stubby winged eagle looks to be an early type,,as was this style of eagle when the party began. Best Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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