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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

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    I wanted to get you advice on caring for SA, SS and RLB daggers. Do you do anything to prevent the wood or blade from further aging? I have heard of people oiling the blades and wiping them clean or wood oil on the handle? Just curios...I only have a few items, but I want to take the best care that I can for them!

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    NO NO NO to oil! It will grey the blade in the long term.

    Only use Rennaisance Wax on daggers. It can safely be used on both wood and metal.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade! I am glad I asked!

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    Sam, good to know that you want to look after your items. It means that history has a better chance of being preserved! Also, VERY good that you checked before using the oil. As Ade says above, wax is the best option. I have heard this from several collectors/dealers over the years.

    Regards,

    Carl

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    I just bought some of the wax! Thank you both! I want these items to be handed down to my children's kids! Would you use this on medals and stick pins as well?

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    Great!

    It can be used safely on most things. Just don't use it on Japanese Sake cups: it will take the inscriptions off!

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    Ade, I do hope that you didn't learn that the hard way...

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    No, but sadly a forum friend did.
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    So wax could be used on German helmets or no? How people like the untuch stuff and all

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    Only use it if there is a need. Blades need some protection, especially from peoples fingers.
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