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Zak Nesbitt




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: What should i use to keep my small-sword from rusting?         Reply with quote

hey guys,

i just bought the arms and armor small-sword and im wondering what i should keep it from rusting with.

can anyone tell me?

Zak Nesbitt
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Gerald Fa.





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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: What should i use to keep my small-sword from rusting?         Reply with quote

Zak Nesbitt wrote:
hey guys,

i just bought the arms and armor small-sword and im wondering what i should keep it from rusting with.

can anyone tell me?


Maybe Gun oil I am guessing. Confused

I am using some think like it to keep my armor from rusting; I do not remember what is called. But I think I may need some thing bettor... Some think that can sick to the steel. But yea maybe I have too look into Gun oil my self.
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D. Austin
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's an article in the myArmoury features section which explains all you need to know:

http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_care.html

Personally I use clove oil for my swords and knives, but olive oil, which I use on non stainless kitchen knives, should work just as well.

Darren.
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Michael Edelson




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I use Remoil...the stuff is fantastic. Breakfree CLP is supposed to be even better. I wipe my swords down once a month, display armor once every 3-6 months.
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Joel Minturn





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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gun oil works well. But there is gun oil and there is gun oil. I have had good luck with Break Free, Birchwood Casey product called Barricade and a spray product called MDF I believe, it was one of the things that the moving company wouldn't move. they all are supposed to leave a layer of protection but I believe that the Barricade did the best job of creating a lasting barrier. I have also had some good luck using car wax to protect them, some friends of mine use Johnson's furniture wax on there armour.
I like using the wax because you can put it on and ignore it for a while and it protects against finger oils. Of course I would be interested in what other people say about using it.
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Jeff A. Arbogast





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PostPosted: Sun 19 Oct, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you aren't using it a lot for cutting things up, Renaissance wax works well if you don't like the mess that oils can cause. I use it on my Albion Norman sword and it keeps it pristine, but I don't use it for a lot of cutting. It works well for items that aren't handled a lot, and are mainly on display or are handled lightly. I know a lot of museums use it to protect their artifacts. My Albion Norman needs more care than my Arms & Armor Henry V sword, I believe because the alloys each company uses are different. What a welder friend of mine told me is, based on the alloys each company uses, Albion swords are more prone to rusting but keep and hold a finer edge (mine is still razor-sharp after three years), while the Arms and Armor swords are less prone to rusting due to the Chromium they use, but their blades don't hold as fine an edge. They are still mighty sharp though, as my little toe will testify when I accidentally kicked it one evening. I have NEVER seen my Henry V start to rust, and I don't baby it like my Norman.
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