Sword restoration

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by IronFist, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. IronFist

    IronFist Well-Known Member

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    This may be off-topic for this forum. If so, feel free to move/delete it.

    Can someone either point me to a site or post a little how-to on how to restore and then protect a sword blade that's become a little rusty?

    I bought it years ago and and didn't have room to display it, so I packed it away under a bed. At the time, I had a pet ferret and he apparently got do it, and got some moisture on it. Over the years it's rusted and I'd love to restore it and display it, now that I have my own home.

    The blade isn't polished, so taking steel wool to it wouldn't harm the overall appearance. But I'm not sure if there's a better method (probably) and I'd like to protect it from further damage later on down the road.

    I've heard of a product called Renaissance Wax that's supposedly a sort or miracle product. Is that a good bet?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Lanboy

    Lanboy Well-Known Member

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    The site below has been very helpful to me, and I've seen posts from knowledgeable people about restoring swords with rust on the blade or the hilt furniture.

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/

    Once you've restored it, Rennaisance Wax will keep it in that state.
     

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