Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Care for your collection

Article about: Wow, what a brilliant thread, thanks Sam for starting it, I have learnt a lot! I'll be buying myself some of that wax for sure, I only have the one dagger but I want it looked after properly

  1. #21

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    Wow, what a brilliant thread, thanks Sam for starting it, I have learnt a lot! I'll be buying myself some of that wax for sure, I only have the one dagger but I want it looked after properly. Thanks for all the fantastic info from everyone here, I'm almost ashamed to say that I was going to oil my dagger blade thinking it was the right thing to do!

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #22

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    Scary thing about oil including what Ade said is that ,, what ever is wet will eventually dry and over time oil will dry and harden. In turn turning to Verdigris which is dagger blade cancer. If this is left unchecked it will eat through your blade and leave a stain that you can not remove. Same thing happens when an engine seizes up. If you can not protect the runner at least protect the blade with RenWax after cleaning the blade with some Simichrome. Good catch Sandgroper!!

  4. #23
    ?

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    wow this stuff smells strong, it reminds me of kerosene or paint thinner. People use this stuff for everything i guess including guns, and tools. I am going to go by every ones word on this one and trust the experienced.

  5. #24

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    Remember a little goes a long way. Becareful how hard you rub ,, the heavier you rub the brighter the shine! (( In regards to wood only)) Depending upon the condition of my wood grip on my SAs I will lightly rub , so as to give it a slight shine that may look original to the dagger, ,,or how it might of looked 70 years ago. I heavy shine will also protect the grip but will not be matching in condition. Not all my SAs get this application. This Renwax is not like any ordinary wax,, it dries to an acrylic hardness. So its a one time application. Good stuff!!

  6. #25

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    I'm pleased to say I now have some and will be putting it on my dagger tomorrow after work. I am very glad I found this thread, cheers boys.

  7. #26

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    Great thread I use renwax my self, but have not yet dared to used it on my kriegsmarine daggert. How will the etching react to the wax ? It would be a shame if the frosting at the bottom of the etch, gets shiny...

  8. #27

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    I just tried it on one of my parkerized bajonets. I was a bit afraid that it would turn shiny, but wipe of 4-5 times, and the matte look is still there...

  9. #28

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    HB,, There will be no need for worry as the etch itself is a porous surface,,it would have to take at least 10 times application to even begin to see a shine. It would be the same for the etches on SS/ SA daggers, which are porous surfaces also.

  10. #29

    Default Re: Care for your collection

    Hi,

    I agree with Adrian.

    The best protection is a constant température 18/20° C or lower, not higher, 65% air humidity maximum, & manipulate your pièces with cotton gloves.
    Its like a very good old French red wine bottle, no important temperatures margin , normal air humidity, & if not necessary, dont manipulate too often.
    Best regards from Alsace , France.
    Carfin.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. 01-05-2012, 04:40 PM
  2. How to take care of our WW2 war relics?

    In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich
    10-13-2011, 02:02 AM
  3. Care to buy an aircraft carrier?

    In History and research
    07-08-2011, 04:16 PM
  4. helmet care

    In Steel Helmets
    05-04-2010, 07:53 PM
  5. Dry cleaning & care of a uniform?

    In Uniforms and Insignia of the RKKA, Red Army, & Soviet Army
    11-23-2009, 10:33 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •