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Cleaning a sword blade

Article about: I normally leave my sword blades as found, I wipe them down and apply a light coating of wax to them to keep them from rusting any more. Now I have picked up a blade which have some light ru

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    I normally leave my sword blades as found, I wipe them down and apply a light coating of wax to them to keep them from rusting any more. Now I have picked up a blade which have some light rust and what I call age spots. Is there any way to clean the blade, with out damaging it?

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    Thise might look like a joke to many ...but human salive ...is very effective against rust!!
    You will have to repeat it several times, because it is not so powerfull as oxalic acid, but thise might be a benefit to many of you or to your collection items !!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hi George, you can use a metal polish called "Semi chrome". It is very mildly abrasive. You need to use it sparingly and work with the crossguard of the blade. Then reapply a museum grade wax such as "Renwax".

    Cheers, Ade.

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    baking soda and semi chrome will do a great job!

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    Use EVAPO-RUST (Evapo-Rust Rust Remover Home).

    It will remove the rust without harming anything else (paint, plastic, wood, etc.). It's absolutely the best way I've used to remove rust.
    The best yet... you can reuse it over and over.

    I've used it on numerous steel & cast iron parts (helmets, bayonets, greade castings, etc.) and never had any regrets!
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    Hello.
    For such kinds of finds I usually use electrochemical reaction - Iron+Aluminium in 10% solution of NaOH (alkali). It`not a pleasure to work with alkaline solution, but it is the best way to save the iron without any mechanical influence, I think.

    Anton

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