Sword Cleaning

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  1. Nethroule

    Nethroule Hobbit of the Shire

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    What is the best product to use to clean your swords? I know this thread keeps coming up, I just forgot what it was and I can't find the other thread.

    And I'm talking about a product that is in the average household so I don't have to go out and buy something.
     
  2. stoogie

    stoogie New Member

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    I've heard windex for stainless steel swords numerous times.
    for carbon steel i've heard machine oil, motor oil(which is the same i guess =\ ), 3-in-1 oil blah blah blah. I'm sure someone else knows better
     
  3. Elvenblademaster

    Elvenblademaster New Member

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    This should be in ask the sword smith. Please check the rules before posting new threads. Moving it.
     
  4. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    Heard alot about Windex too. Does this work?

    EDIT: what about a household cleaner (pine-sol)? would this damage the sword?
     
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  5. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Human Version of Drizzt

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    Depends on what a "so-called" average household contains? That is quite relative!

    The best products to clean a sword without harming it would be polishing powder, a smooth cloth and carnation oil.

    First, you have to remove the remains of the "old" oil with the smooth cloth. Afterwards you take the powder-puff (hope that is the correct English word I use now) and tap the polishing powder softly on both sides of the blade. Clean it with the cloth afterwards and repeat the procedure until the blade is "clean". Then put a bit of the carnation oil on the cloth and softly rub it on the blade. This you should also repeat till you see an oil-film wrapping the blade.

    You should oil the blade at least once a month as the constant humidity cause rusting of the blade and the oil seals it somewhat.

    Hope that was of any service.
     
  6. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Psst this thread is 6 years old!! ;)
     
  7. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Human Version of Drizzt

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    *lol*, you are right - ... but perhaps nowadays people still having sword to clean :confused:
     
  8. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I find that wiping it on the grass usually gets most of the blood off it, and then a good wash and oil finishes the job!
     
  9. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Human Version of Drizzt

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    Oh, my good.... - my dear friend, that cannot be your earnest??

    You wash a blade???

    You wiping it in humid grass???

    Air moisture is deadly enough. Water and steel?? You are sure that you are not going to mock me??

    Perhaps I only misunderstood, so I am sincerely sorry about.
     
  10. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    The grass is not wet, and wash does not involve water, but a wipe-down with a cloth. And a little water on a sword will not kill it, as long as it's well oiled afterwards.