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Lance K.




PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2005 8:18 pm    Post subject: sword care         Reply with quote

Hi,

I'll be getting my Viceroy in a few weeks and I'm wondering if you guys can tell me a bit about what I need to know to take care of it, or a have link to where it has already been said.

I'm mainly wondering about type of oil and polish, if polish is needed. I would hate to alter the finish and have a shiny spot on an otherwise satin finished blade.

Thanks,
Lance
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here you go: http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_care.html
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Lance K.




PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool dude, thanks!

Lance
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Folkert van Wijk




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2005 6:06 am    Post subject: Simple question         Reply with quote

Hi Patrick

I just wred your maintenance articel, but i still do have one question:
Do blackened and/or blued fittings (like on my new Big Grin armour Class 16 century hand and a half http://www.armourclass.com/Data/Pages/17Century_2.htm )need other treatment then uncolored steel fittings?

In other words is this black and /or blue color only on the outside and there for easely polliswed away??
Or is the color throughout?

Maybe the answer would be a good thing to ad to the articel??

Folkert

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Anton de Vries





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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2005 7:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The black stuff is only on the outside.

Does this mean you already have the sword? Any pictures? How does it handle? Is it sharp? Surprised
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Simple question         Reply with quote

Folkert van Wijk wrote:
Hi Patrick

I just wred your maintenance articel, but i still do have one question:
Do blackened and/or blued fittings (like on my new Big Grin armour Class 16 century hand and a half http://www.armourclass.com/Data/Pages/17Century_2.htm )need other treatment then uncolored steel fittings?

In other words is this black and /or blue color only on the outside and there for easely polliswed away??
Or is the color throughout?

Maybe the answer would be a good thing to ad to the article.


Hello Folkert,

It really depends on what type of bluing process was used on the fittings. Bluing does penetrate the steel to a certain extent. Cold bluing solutions that are commonly available in stores don't penetrate very deeply and won't be that durable when used on large surfaces. They're decent for what they're meant for but I've never seen one that was truly outstanding. Hot bluing that typically uses a hot caustic solution penetrates deeper and is always much more durable, as is heat bluing with a torch.

In the norm blued fittings can be cleaned just as regular fittings. Be careful when using any kind of paste cleaners or polishing compounds though. Some of these can remove bluing, particularly the less durable cold bluing solutions. Blued fittings can be oiled just as bare steel fittings and that shouldn't effect the finish. One thing to remember is that bluing is done mainly for aesthetic effect and provides very little real corrosion resistance. So they should be cared for in the same manner as bare steel fittings.

"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Folkert van Wijk




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Blued fittings         Reply with quote

Thanks Patrick.

I asked Armour Class about the bluing and it's "heat blued with a torch" So I quess I can pollis it, but maybe not to often.

And yes Anton I do own the sword now Big Grin Big Grin
but no pictures (yet) You want some?

For more info; I have wrote something about it ,on the "First impressions of a newbe" thread.
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=38914#38914

A good sword will only be sharp, in the hands of a wise manů

I am great fan of everything Celtic BC, including there weapons.
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Anton de Vries





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PostPosted: Mon 18 Apr, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Blued fittings         Reply with quote

Folkert van Wijk wrote:
You want some?




Yes please.
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