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I would also like to know... buffed or new old stock?
I don’t mean to poor salt in the wound that Scott already made aware and obviously it’s yours to do what you want, but that ruins the value of it. I use to collect very rare coins and once it’s been cleaned the value is extremely decreased. I’m assuming you know this, but just in case you don’t I thought it’s good to know. I mean I guess someone else may like it too, but realistically it really hurts the resale and the truth is the day will come it will no longer be in your hands and I feel bad seeing that done to such a historic and rare piece. A Romans would have served you had you wanted that type of a look.Sorry to make you sad, Scott! I guess I don’t value “patina” as much as some other folks do.
Wow very nice! Congrats!Hi guys! I'm brand new to Club Obi Wan. I've mostly been a lurker on this thread, but finally have a complete all-original parts hilt. Here it is!
The NOS have a dull coating finish around the body, They aren't a raw shiny finish Just to clear that up!A cleaned used one really isn’t any different than finding a new-old-stock version. Adding weathering to either is still a real balance pipe, and those don’t grow on trees.
Here’s my NOS one.While personally I would have kept the natural patina, if I didn’t have a real balance pipe and one that had been cleaned up like that was up for sale and I could afford it I would buy it immediately without hesitation.
The NOS have a dull coating finish around the body, They aren't a raw shiny finish Just to clear that up!