wringer, it now looks a lot better than ever before. When I first got it, it was so discolored and rough looking that I genuinely thought it was a small bronze. I threw it in vinegar, then lye, and still was unable to fully clean it. It still had a bit of horn silver and some iron oxide(?). I foolishly scraped at it with a screwdriver (what was I thinking) and left some nasty marks beneath the club. Finally, after a few soaks in Sodium Thiosulfate, here's the end result: The final result is more pleasing overall, but has a dull, muted color. I suppose I could put it back into lye or vinegar to brighten it up, but this has been abused more in the past 2 weeks than the past 2 thousand years at this point.