Well 2/3 of you are right on. You guys should go to Radom and do QC!
For the other 1/3, thank you kindly for the compliment.
This was my first crack at refinish wood (on anything). Thanks to Z_recto's tips and my ability to follow directions, I now have purged the Tudeski house of all grease-soaked Polish forearms. The latest set looks even better than those in the pics.
Hail Z_recto :hail: For not keeping his trade secrets from us poor folk who cannot afford his exceptional service. :hail: :hail:
The give away wasn't your refinish job, but the end of the hand guard show on the top of the photo where it lock in. Nothing you can do about that. If had not shown that it would have been a lot harder to tell.