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M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip
Posted by: Texcollector (IP Logged)
Date: April 27, 2008 07:06PM

In a prior thread related to M1840 cavalry scabbards, Mr. Furr noted that shoe polish worked well on leather grips that were not flaking. However, if the grip leather was flaking, then other things needed to be done, but the other things were not specified.

I have a M1840 cavalry saber (Ames, early dated) that is in very good condition but the grip leather is flaking. All the wire is tight and no wood is showing, but light brown leather is evident in the wear areas. The condition of the grip is the weakest part of the sword.

Perhaps this is a question for Mr. Furr, but I would be interested in knowing what, if anything, can be done to address the flaking of the grip leather (short of replacement). Thanks.

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  M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip 2158 Texcollector 04/27/2008 07:06PM
  Re: M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip 1378 Anonymous User 04/28/2008 07:57AM
  Re: M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip 1321 C.W. Howard 04/28/2008 11:11AM
  Re: M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip 1465 McCord 04/28/2008 08:21PM
  Re: M1840 Cavalry Saber Grip 1346 Texcollector 04/28/2008 08:10PM

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