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How to Take Care of Swords

How to Take Care of Swords

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Published by: samuraisword on Jul 15, 2008
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By Handmadesword.com PR Dept.www.handmadesword.comHandmadesword.com, the wholesale Japanese sword House All rights reservedAswordtoday can serve as a weapon, piece of art and décor or both. Allswords need special treatment because they are not very often used today. Thisis why collectors not only have the goal of adding new swords to their collectionbut taking care of them as well. Note that if you do not have time or money totake all your collection swords to a professional then you can take care of themin your own home. The suggestions given below will help you in maintainingone or several swords.
1.Clean the blade of the sword, it's best to use a paper towel but you can alsouse a clean cloth or towel.
Oil it. After cleaning, it's time to apply oil. Leave a thin film of oil on the blade.Remember that this is how you should proceed every 1 to 6 months.3.Note that wooden parts of the sword will also be handled. Thus clean thehandle and the scabbard with special lacquer, varnish, or wax. Lemon oil for cleaning the furniture is also useful for cleaning the sword's wooden parts.4.Polish. If using either Brasso or Autosol you will be able to polish the brasscomponents of the sword.
Wax leather elements. In order to take care of leather scabbards as well assheaths and handles that are covered in leather you may use a quality pastewax.

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