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Nicholas Allan Wilson




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jun, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: sword durability         Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm wondering about the durability of swords in terms of day-to-day wear. How well would a sword mounted in the traditional manner hold up to rain, moisture, and things of a similar nature? What would/could be done to preserve a sword if a individual were on the go and constantly exposed to the elements?

Thanks,

Nicholas
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Ryan J. Kadwell




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jun, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hazarding a guess, but if said individual couldn't spare a moment of the day to give his weapon a little bit of care, I'd say it's days were reasonably numbered (and his, if he's one prone to find bother).
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jun, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: sword durability         Reply with quote

Nicholas Allan Wilson wrote:
Hello,

I'm wondering about the durability of swords in terms of day-to-day wear. How well would a sword mounted in the traditional manner hold up to rain, moisture, and things of a similar nature? What would/could be done to preserve a sword if a individual were on the go and constantly exposed to the elements?

Thanks,

Nicholas


Moisture causes rust in steel. To preserve it, you need to put some kind of barrier. A period example is hog fat.

M.

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