I desaturated the end result using a two step method in Silver Efex Pro, first I used a slightly extra amount of desaturation using the normal black and white, then I added the Antique Plate setting, which gives it the slightly ghosted look around the edges. I thought about making the effect stronger at first and although it looked pretty neat, I settled on this mix of the results for my post.
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Mission Espada II