restoration

We offer restoration service to those who own antique dirks and swords. We will clean, remove rust, occluded metal polish, redo leather, reset stones, whatever it takes to bring your piece to museum-quality. We will replace missing mounts if possible or necessary. Contact us at pipey@netwiz.net or call 510-569-1689 for details.

Below is a 1930s era Seaforth of Canada Officer's dirk we just restored - not like new, but repaired loose mounts, cleaned, waxed, leather conditioned, wood conditioned, steel cleaned, and dents removed where necessary.

Here is a civilian dirk from about 1849; before on the left, after, center and right. Silver cleaned (but not buffed on a wheel), pommel cap re-attached, wood and leather treated, leather recoloured, and hanging chains and keepers made for wear. A lovely dirk owned originally by a Drummond; arms engraved on caps

A FEW MORE RECENT RESTORATIONS FROM OUR OWN COLLECTION

THESE ITEMS ARE NOT FOR SALE EXCEPT AS MARKED!

An interesting brass-hilted dirk ca. 1710. A remarkable early dirk in 'excavated' condition, the blade has been hammered into the hilt using lead bushings. This has been simply cleaned and waxed to protect the patina. Antiques like this should NEVER be polished, as doing so drastically reduces their value

A very rare pre-1881 Seaforth Highlanders gilt brass officer's dirk, Crimean War period, virtually unused; gutta-percha over wood scabbard, no maker's mark. Sheffield-made Blade marked 'VR' and crown cypher, very clean etching on the blade, almost mint condition. Cleaned, lightly polished, and waxed

An interesting coin silver mounted sgian by Ferguson & MacBain, Inverness, ca. 1880. Blade marked by the maker; no hallmarks. Blade cleaned, bog oak handle waxed, scabbard treated and waxed. Nice scroll and interlace engraving on the mounts.

 

 

   

 

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