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A piece was broken from the pearl handle of my knife and I repaired it in the following manner: After cleaning both the edges of the pearl and the brass beneath, I run in enough solder to fill the place of the piece of pearl broken out. The solder was then filed, sandpapered and polished. The broken
Fig. 1Fig.2 Repairing with Solder
part cannot be felt and it appears to be only an end decoration. - Contributed by W. A. Humphrey, Columbus, O.