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#252989 10/11/2011 05:58 AM
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Guys,, I was attacked by hurricane Irene last month. She did a real number on me and my home,,,well anyway..

I am not a dagger collecter but these [and many more] were brought back by family members. They were in good condition.

Are they totally ruined? I don't think I can reverse the handle darkening on the Army,,but is there something I can do to the blades?..

Should I completely disassemble?, soak?,,can anyone recommend something for the rust?

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Gaspare #253330 10/17/2011 01:12 AM
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Hi Gaspare, yes it does look Horrid, but there is some good news,, it is quite possible since this has happened last month that the rust is only topical and has not sunk in. Coat it with a light oil for now and you might get lucky with saving the SA and the army blade. You have to let the oil works its way in. I dont know how to advise you on disassembly of the SA and i dont know if its a good idea since there is wood involved which way it could go. If you disassemble the wood grip it might crack if its not dried out since it looks like it was under some water. Thats a hard one to answer and to be honest with you i have never run into that problem. The army dagger i would say yes to,, disassemble it since it is made up more of harder materials and no wood unless the is some inside the grip. Soak or coat your daggers and rusted parts with a light oil for some time. I better person to ask for complete restoration is Vern. I can only give you a paramedic quick fix until a better specialist in this area can help. Again I am sorry that i could not help you more,,but again the rust is topical. I believe you still have a chance to stop it. Regards Larry

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Larry, thanks for the help.. I'll give the blades a dose of some light weight oil, and a drop on the disassembly points. Wait a couple days and try a disassembly..

The SA handle is fine! I also had a bunch of other 'blades' that needed help. Did some clean up on them today.. These shown,,and a couple more and the worse of the lot.. Time to get started on them I guess.. Thanks again..,G.

Gaspare #253347 10/17/2011 08:17 AM
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Gaspare, I have answered your mail.
All the best, kind regards, "wotan".


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I received a few private emails in answer of the topic,,[shy guys I guess].
Wotan, and the rest,,,Thank you all very very much. I'm armed with some great ideas and will start soon..

Dam shame about the black bayo,,that freakin thing was minty black black black..

*Any ideas on the deer foot handle? full of mold eek ,,shampoo?

*Also on my other pieces I have some mold problems on leather pieces. A light green type,,what to clean with?


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