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Old January 30, 2020, 09:08 AM   #4
Skans
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There is an art to aging metal. I see a number of reproductions and fake antiques coming from India and Pakistan. They have gotten quite good at aging metal. However, the patina tends to be a bit thin. The metal itself tends to be a bit sharp with pits lacking the soft, rounded feel of genuine age. But, for a lanyard ring, I'd think you could make several and then play around with creating some age.

I'd probably try things like: multiple impacts on concrete, lemon juice and salt to rust it, some light metal-on-metal nicks. Then polish it out, repeat - you might end up with a good match.
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