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joemole wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:58 am 20200824_115428.jpg
A cracking find. :thumbsup:

Not long after I started detecting, I found two parts of the same Rapier, they were only 20 feet or so apart. I didn't have the foggiest idea what I'd found at the time. :Thinking:

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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:52 pm A cracking find. :thumbsup:

Not long after I started detecting, I found two parts of the same Rapier, they were only 20 feet or so apart. I didn't have the foggiest idea what I'd found at the time. :Thinking:

ImageBronze Age Rapier by Terra Englandia, on Flickr
Same here . I thought it was scrap . 2 year ago I'd probably have threw it away .
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:52 pm A cracking find. :thumbsup:

Not long after I started detecting, I found two parts of the same Rapier, they were only 20 feet or so apart. I didn't have the foggiest idea what I'd found at the time. :Thinking:

ImageBronze Age Rapier by Terra Englandia, on Flickr
I'm not going to clean it but what do you recommend putting on it to preserve it ? Cheers
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I haven't done anything to the Rapier, other than keeping it in a box with a couple of silica gel sachets. It should be fine if kept dry, but my FLO mentioned using Paraloid B72 along with Acetone if I need to apply a protective coat to an object.

Plenty of info here. https://finds.org.uk/documents/file/PAS ... 18-all.pdf
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:02 pm I haven't done anything to the Rapier, other than keeping it in a box with a couple of silica gel sachets. It should be fine if kept dry, but my FLO mentioned using Paraloid B72 along with Acetone if I need to apply a protective coat to an object.

Plenty of info here. https://finds.org.uk/documents/file/PAS ... 18-all.pdf
Thanks for your time . I'll look into it cheers
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Belter of a find, joe :thumbsup:

Be careful about applying any kind of coating to ancient bronze as you can seal in moisture and that will likely result in a dollop of bronze disease. :thumbdown:

The item would need to be completely dry first and as i understand it the only way to ensure that is to lob it into a vacuum chamber.
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figgis wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:24 pm Belter of a find, joe :thumbsup:

Be careful about applying any kind of coating to ancient bronze as you can seal in moisture and that will likely result in a dollop of bronze disease. :thumbdown:

The item would need to be completely dry first and as i understand it the only way to ensure that is to lob it into a vacuum chamber.
Oh . Best leave it alone then . Thanks
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Great find. Never had a sniff of bronze age and so am very jealous 8-)

I also believe that silica gel packs in a Kitchen roll lined plastic box are the best idea. Just keep it dry and get expert help :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:07 pm Great find. Never had a sniff of bronze age and so am very jealous 8-)

I also believe that silica gel packs in a Kitchen roll lined plastic box are the best idea. Just keep it dry and get expert help :D
Cheers oxgirl . Silica packs it is
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