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William Hurst




Location: California
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: How to oil a sword         Reply with quote

Okay, so this may sound like a very ridiculous question, but it's been bugging me. When you oil a sword, do you completely dry the blade? Or, do you leave a thin layer on the sword for protection? No one has ever told me the "right" way to oil a sword, and, seeing as how I know one guy who is seriously into swords, I guess it isn't that surprising. I live in California so it's really not that vital, but I would just like to know. Thanks for any help you can give.

Will Hurst
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Lance K.




PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I use wax, not oil, but I have read on here that if your oil rag is not seasoned enough it will dry the blade to much, and rust will apppear. Once its seasoned a wipe/dry leaves the right amount behind.

Lance
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David Martin




Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul, 2005 5:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, Patrick, for the well written and very informative article.
"When war-gods meet to match their might,
who can tell the bravest born?
Many a hero never made a hole
in another man's breast."

- Sigurd, The Lay of Fafnir
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William Hurst




Location: California
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great article, Patrick! Thank you.
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