Hi Bernie thanks for your reply, I agree with you about cleaning the blades and I do like the patina look but the rust had to go as it was spoiling the look and my enjoyment of this dagger, it would only of led to more damage being done, I did clean some patina off but not much only enough to see the hand enhancement a bit better, I think the overall look is much better and hopefully ive helped preserve this piece for generations to come.
11-16-2014 09:51 PM
I feel that if it is necessary to save the item, it is acceptable. Cleaning only, not polishing.
Here is an item in my collection that needed a little "TLC".
Imperial Lion's Head Artillary Saber
Here is another. I tend to like orphans as I have the ability and tools to take care of them.
DRK Hewer, new to my collection.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)