07-11-2014 04:34 PM
I've never used anything on my blades...just keep it stored in a dry place and wipe it down every now and then...
Cheers Glenn. Yes, I've got everything stored in my back room on shelves or in cabinets so no problems there. I just remember my Dad used to wipe down the blades on his bayonets with Vaseline. Not really sure if that's a good way of protecting them or not?
I think if it were mine I wouldnt do any thing to it.Looks good to Me.Looks like it has a story to tell.
A little WD40 would never hurt, I guess ;-)
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I just remove any loose debris with a clean cotton cloth and the follow-up with a light coat of Renaissance Wax.
I typically use a very light oil (i.e. sewing machine oil). It's so light it leaves hardly a trace. But the other solutions above work as well.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
I wouldn't do anything to it beside a little bit of grease. It is what it is, a very nice HJ dagger thats got the 'been there' look to it. Restoration would kill all the caracter is has right now.
All wet substances dry over time..and I would advise against using oils or grease. below is a photo and a reason why we see runner marks on our dagger and knife blades. One this drys over the years..it becomes encrusted..like a heavy grit sandpaper...all those in and out only worsens it. The problem is the blade can be wiped down..but the runner inside..can not. Below is a photo of an SA dagger runner after 70 years from the Vet or whoever decided that this is the best course of preservation. I know some will not agree with me..and thats fine...here is the photo an the link to the preservation thread. Regards Larry
SA / SS Runners preservation
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