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Offline nigel benson

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Re: Feel like ive found gold!!! But what is it any ideas welcome!!!
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2012, 01:15:40 AM »
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It is still the pontil scar even if it has been polished.

Surely a biut of a contradiction, since the 'scar' is missing  :o

Pontil scar = with the rough break of pontil.

Polished pontil = the finished pontil.

So, maybe not the same, and perhaps leaves room for misinterpretation if you only say 'pontil scar'. I'm afraid I agree with krsilber and don't think pedentry is involved at all  ;) :)

Both definitions above have two words, as does 'finished pontil'  :)

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Re: Feel like ive found gold!!! But what is it any ideas welcome!!!
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2012, 06:59:19 PM »
I (being a grumpy old pedant) get very irritated about the use of the word pontil on its own to refer to the pontil mark.

A "polished pontil" is literally a blowing iron to which somebody has applied a bit of Brasso and elbow grease! ;D

"Mark" is a very useful work to use, as it can refer to either the scar or the way it has been treated.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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