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Thread: Knife rust removal query (Svord)

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    Knife rust removal query (Svord)

    Arvo all, I came across a Svord filleting knife second hand for next to nothing - still had its sheath. Great edge on it, but a bit of surface rust.
    I don't think there is any pitting and the rust does not seem much.
    Normally I just strip rust in a bucket full of vinegar or wire brush on the drill - can I do the same with this, or do I need to treat the metal a little better so it does not rust again in the future?

    Any advice appreciated.

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    If its high carbon steel, once you have cleaned it up, rub a thin layer of cooking oil onto the steel and back into the sheath
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    google Svord and give them a ring, I recently did this with a svord I purchased second hand and they were great to deal with.
    but basically clean it with steel wool(I issued green sctochbrite), sharpen it then oil it and store out of the sheath when not in use somewhere dry wrapped in newspaper (undie draw works for me)
    It will get a natural patina over time (good rust)
    you can do a forced Patina if you wish using mustard I haven't bothered with this as it seemed unnecessary with the amount of use it's getting currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    google Svord and give them a ring, I recently did this with a svord I purchased second hand and they were great to deal with.
    but basically clean it with steel wool(I issued green sctochbrite), sharpen it then oil it and store out of the sheath when not in use somewhere dry wrapped in newspaper (undie draw works for me)
    It will get a natural patina over time (good rust)
    you can do a forced Patina if you wish using mustard I haven't bothered with this as it seemed unnecessary with the amount of use it's getting currently.
    Gold, just the kind of answer I was looking for - thanks.
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    Just remember its steel, you cant really hurt it when cleaning, and svord steel is not special
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    I took mine to work and ran it through the glass-bead machine... same sort of thing as a sandblaster. Cleaned it up nicely. Then sharpened it and oiled it as dannyB said. Still good to this day.
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    I bought a Svord bowie many years ago (might have been late 80's?).
    It was hard chromed = no rust, other than the sharpened edge.
    I did manage to knock a corner off the handle with the hammer of the Winchester, I have always carried knives on my left hip since them.

    I must have been such a cowboy wannabe, hunting on horseback with a Winchester Model 94, a six inch Bowie and a leather cowboy hat. And smoking rollies too.
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    Not the ideal blade shape for gutting or skinning, but good for sticking pigs. Blade is six and a half inches, so not Crocodile Dundee approved.
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