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    Sword Metal Protection Question

    Anyone have a recommendation on a wax or polish or something to protect the metal on swords? THANKS


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    Jughead

    Renaissance Wax is widely used for preservation of many types of material.

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    Choji oil is typically used in sword maintenance in the asian sword arts. This is clove oil, and you can get it as such at your local pharmacy.

    But I like EEZOx Gun Care. This is sold in spray bottles and in squeeze bottles. Its not petroleum based and once you let the trichlorethane (for cleaning) carrier gas off by applying it to a rag, it doesnt seem to hurt wood finishes of any kind. It dries to a thin film with a minimal of greasyness. Since it has no petroleum distillates in it, it contains no sulphur, and wont plum or brown blued finishes over the years. Thats the story I got from the manufacturer (the VP who is a chemical engineer in fact...helluva nice guy) and its worked exactly as advertised since. I put a much thicker coat on the bare steel of my swords than I would on high nickel content steel of a gun.

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    Let me second Renaissance Wax. I have been using it for the past couple of years and find it the best product yet for preventing rust on metal surfaces as well as great on wood and leather (and it makes the surface look so much better also). If you have a Woodcraft store near you they will have it in stock. Don't let the price scare your, as $30 for a small tin seems high. That will be a lifetime supply for most of us.

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    If used on a firearm for longterm storage, does Renaissance Wax have to be removed before usage or after long periods of storage? Also, does it have any detrimental effect on antique leather similar to Neetsfoot oil (in my experience). I have had great success with Eezox and the Breakfree collectors' long term storage preservative.

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    R wax should not ever have to be removed. It is used by many museums as the preservation coat to prevent rust. Cannot say what it might do to leather as I have not used or lived long enough to say. I offer that you simply try it and you will be convinced. It is a micro-crystalline wax. Google it and see if it fits your needs.

    Nothing I have ever used makes the surface pop like R wax. It really brings out the color in every rifle part including metal and wood.

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    I use Rust Inhibiting Grease (RIG) on all of my stored firearms, knives and swords. I apply it with a lambs wool pad.
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