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Need a little metallic help

On my wall in my home, I have on display a replica of Glamdring.



The problem is, a little bit ago, it got caught on someone's clothing and was inadvertently pulled off the wall. It landed point first, which caused it to bend slightly.



I'd like to fix it, but I have no idea how to go about doing so without either scratching up the metal or risking breaking the tip clean off. Does anyone have any ideas or know someone I can consult on this matter?

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psybelle
Jul. 10th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
I doubt you'd break it just doing a simple straightening… If it was mine, I'd take vise-grips to it, shielded with cardboard (the back of a notepad should be about right) and just bend it back to where it's supposed to be.
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to do pretty much exactly this, just with an actual vise. My attempts at using a hand tool have resulted in exactly bupkus.
psybelle
Jul. 12th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
psybelle
Jul. 10th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
Meanwhile, if it's the same front&back, I'd mount it so that the bent point faces the wall so as to minimize additional snags….
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, the side against the wall has the seam in the leather of the handle and the ugly licencing logo on the ricassa.
psybelle
Jul. 12th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
That sucks… but I suppose they HAVE to put the logo somewhere…

Do you have something better than gravity to secure the blade to the mounting hardware to prevent this sort of thing from happening again? (If I was local, I'd just hand you two feet of copper transformer wire from my dad's stash and tell you to have fun - it's very fine, strong, and the coating on it - either varnish or shellac - makes it quite dark. It's ideal for this sort of thing...)
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
I have some dark brown cord I can use to tie the crossguard to the plaque hooks. That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of it. Thanks. :)
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ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
If I'm unable to fix it with the vise, I may do that. Thank you. :)
dragondancer515
Jul. 10th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
Planning to make it to the show on Saturday (oy, again finally). Dennis should be coming with me. He might know something.
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 04:44 pm (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. :)
dragondancer515
Jul. 12th, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaand it's looking like I won't make it again this time. >,< I've taken on almost (if not actually) more than I can handle right now, with work and two online courses. Was hoping I'd be able to get a better handle on things, but last night proved otherwise. Gonna need Saturday to play catch up on whatever I don't manage to get through this week.

But I /will/ talk to Dennis about seeing you before or after the show about your sword.
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you get things settled soon. :) Good luck and hugs!
dragondancer515
Jul. 12th, 2016 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. And they will, though probably not until about the middle of next month. @,@ Did it to myself, was just hoping I'd be able to get/keep on top of things better. We'll see how this next week goes. (the courses just started yesterday, is why I couldn't know till last night)
dieppe
Jul. 12th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
I just hope you're not... disa-pointed in the final results. ;)
ebenbrooks
Jul. 12th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, stick it! :p
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