Restored Gold Rush Knife

bzepol8

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Hi! Some of you were interested to see my Gold Rush knife posted after it's restoration. I found the knife in a gold rush camp in Yuba county 2 months ago and it has now been restored by an excellent craftsman. The knife was bent and the tip was broken off. The blade is now mended, completely flat, and was given scales of real camel bone to most closely match the originial Sheffields of the 1840's. I don't often choose restoration for the relics I find, but I knew this one would look great in my collection. So, the pics show before and after restoration, with a beauty shot of the knife and a few of my other best finds. The buckle, coins, and the rock were also founds in old Gold Rush sites around Sacramento. Thanks!
 

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Terry Soloman

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Love it!:hello2:
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Hi! Some of you were interested to see my Gold Rush knife posted after it's restoration. I found the knife in a gold rush camp in Yuba county 2 months ago and it has now been restored by an excellent craftsman. The knife was bent and the tip was broken off. The blade is now mended, completely flat, and was given scales of real camel bone to most closely match the originial Sheffields of the 1840's. I don't often choose restoration for the relics I find, but I knew this one would look great in my collection. So, the pics show before and after restoration, with a beauty shot of the knife and a few of my other best finds. The buckle, coins, and the rock were also founds in old Gold Rush sites around Sacramento. Thanks!
Great job, on an Outstanding Relic...! :thumbsup:
 

Tesorodeoro

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Very nice. It’s unusual to find blades thick enough to survive the corrosion. Most I find are very thin and light weight.
 

pepperj

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Top self restoration
 

Relichunter1

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Beautiful restoration and great display ! Thanks for sharing your work with us.
 

Tinhorn2

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If I was looking Gold in those years , that knife is what I'd use

man you did good Big Guy
 

ArfieBoy

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Great restoration! Very cool display piece now! Congratulations!
 

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