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Silver and Niello Cane Handle
This silver and niello cane handle mounted to an ebony shaft came to me for a structural repair. There was a split three-quarters of the way around the handle which made the cane unusable.
The process: I first removed the handle from the shaft then removed all dents; welded the split; installed brass tubing in the collar and a steel rod inside the handle for additional support; reinstalled the pitch and secured the handle to the staff with a sterling pin through the collar. I then removed any tarnish while retaining the antique finish before coating the entire cane with Renaissance wax.