Fortunately, there is just enough paint and varnish to blunt the edges of the flag and reduce the risk of major blood loss to anyone attempting to pick him up. He'd still be quite effective as a letter opener, however.
I'm quite tempted to have a go at a full-scale infantry flag using this technique. I reckon it'd work quite well with anything that didn't have to be too symmetrical.
The next post will feature the officer and the trumpeter. The latter really did lead to blood loss!
|....but not too sharp!|