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Old 03-08-21, 01:27 PM
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Default Jennens 4th Royal Irish Dragoons

Amongst the old collection just acquired. Really sad about the blade, but still very glad to have it. Raised Jennens mark...
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Lovely. Worth getting a professional repair. Warren Butcher I expect it could make it good as new.
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Repairing would involve stripping the original finish and applying a new one?
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Repairing would involve stripping the original finish and applying a new one?
Yes. Examples of Warren’s work I’ve seen his re-bronzing and final finish is on point.

Hopefully link works, find URLs to concept500 site pics tricky.

https://www.britisharmybadges.com/sh...%5B55690%5D/0/

Link should be to a Berks RVC PBP, code: 55690. Without the ‘note’ I’d never guess it had been repaired or re-bronzed.
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Old 03-08-21, 02:11 PM
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Personal choice, if such a badge is repaired and refinished then to me it's been unecessarily messed around with, lost authenticity and value.
I'd rather have a badge repaired with a blob of solder and keeping it's original finish.
Imperceptible refinishes and repairs are to me a bit too close to imperceptible fakes and repros.
Which doesn't mean that people can't do what they like with their property, I see the attraction in prettifying these things.
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my general standing orders are: if the blades/lugs are damaged and the original finish is less than 50%, Iíll consider repair. Damaged blades/lugs and finish is better than 50%, it stays it as-is.
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Completely agree Leigh. All comes down to personal choice a bit like ‘cleaning’ preferences.

My aim in most cases is to leave things be and buy non-broken, but, with a special piece like this where you’ll not find another my own opinion is it’s worth considering especially with fixings as they assists display.

But I do definitely see and respect your point of view. Some people do carry on with ‘restoring’ to the point of Trigger’s broom.
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Trigger - nice one Dave.
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I fully agree to leave as is. A missing blade on a badge like this is nothing worth fussing about.

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My two cents - I'd be quite happy leaving it as is. I would rather have an original with a broken blade than one with a new blade and finish added.

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Indeed and taking away that degree of originality for ever!


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