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

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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.