To me the last photo's items look like the carbon rods from the centre of batteries. The battery its self having corroded away. But Im not so sure about the smaller items.
All the best,
(I tried repeatedly to post this since 9.30 last night but the forum locked up each time, so if they all appear please delete the surplus ones. )
You sure have a lot of batteries there If you find any more of those, now you know what they are, chuck them in the nearest big prickly bush so you don't find them again That's what I do.........damn things are everywhere !
Thanks Steve, i'm happy you identified them as batteries because i didn't know what to do with them and, to be honest, i was a little afraid of those odd little things... There were a lot just layin around on the site!
as for the knife, i found a rust remover from HG. Hope it will work!
Hello, careful with rust removers. Can you let us know the components before using it? some will alter the colour of the relic and will actually do more damage than cure...
I am also glad they're just batteries. I have my own rule which says : never pick up what you don't know and looks odd. Considering that here it's littered with WW1 ordnance it's a good self-advice
There's a lot of acid inside, but i doesn't tell me anything. Hope you can advice me
and off course i will not put it on the whole knife but only the blade, i'm hoping for some text or numbers to appear
it's mainly phosphoric acid. You can try with the blade, but I think you should need a rust converter rather than a remover. After you finish the treatment (put your acid diluted with water 1:5 to start), I'd suggest you wash the blade with water and sodium carbonate.