I bought my first RAD loot on ebay. I nice non-date coded (pre-1951?) fat handle Tech in gold. In retrospect paid a bit much for it, but the $1.75 shipping to Canada made up for it.
However, the old plating and lacquer have worn off at the head and some of the handle. I was thinking of stripping the plating so it's a natural copper/brass colour and then re-lacquering it. I think it will look better this way...
Is it a worthwhile to do this? How would I go about stripping the rest of the plating?