Ivaan made several silver walking cane handles, all of them different, but each in an elaborate Art Nouveau style. This is the one he kept for himself.
Contrary to popular belief, polishing does not involve sitting there with a little cloth and rubbing it a bit. Jewellery polishing takes place on a wheel attached to a big industrial motor that spins around at considerable speed. I felt like I was whitewater rafting, desperately trying not to lose control of my paddle. Or motorcycling with Ivaan on the back of my bike, constantly shifting his weight. Grrrr.
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