Hey, I would like to talk to you all about a topic thats really important, sword care. I 'll start it out by explaining sword cleaning. You body produces oils, those oils can eat away at a blade if touched. That is why it is so important to try not to touch a blade. Example: each person's oils are acidic, but some are more acidic than someone elses. So you might have a really acidic oil, touch a blade and in 1 hour your finger prints will be acid etched on. The only way to remove that is alot of polishing. To help keep your sword from rusting, you clean your sword after everytime it was handled, used to cut, and every month or sword you should clean it, especially wallhangers, since they easily aquire dust. If you are low on cash a basic gun oil will do fine. If you would like a nice sword cleaning kit that would really clean your sword, pm me and I'll send you a link and info. To clean your sword you want to first clean it with a tissue or rice paper. Then you want to apply a sword cleaning oil or gun oil. Then take another tissue or a cloth that would come with a sword cleaning kit and wipe it off again. Some cleaning kits, like mine, involve more steps, because they have more things to do. Even if you have a wallhanger you want to keep it clean and do what is said above.