Restoration in progress
I won this on Ebay a while back by making an offer which was quickly accepted. It was in bad shape, but had potential. This boars tusk corkscrew has a lovely decoration carved into the front. It is also marked STEEL on the shank. The pictures below are after cleaning, waxing, polishing the silver, replacing one of the Sterling pins, adding a little glue to get rid of the slight jiggle in the shank, and using acetate to remove any excess glue. Even after all of this cleaning and restoration, this piece still has one glaring defect; it's missing the Sterling end cap. One of these days I may be able to find a transplant, but it's still a nice little corkscrew and a welcome addition to the collection.
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