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Recent purchase

Post by cabbagedude » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:25 pm

I recently bought this sword for £5.00 at a boot sale. It's a blunt wakizashi that is thought to be from India. Becuase it's a replica, I assumed it to be SS but it's got a couple of little rust spots on it, so it might be CS.

Here are some pictures, I know they're awful so no nasty comments. 8)

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Sorry, they're not meant to be that big or crap. :x

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Post by Loz » Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:09 pm

it's a stainless blade made from the cheapest SS mix possible, that makes it almost as prone to rust as CS.

For anyone who doesn't understand the above statement I'll explain.

Stainless Steel is made up from a mix of different metals, the cheapest mix will contain less of the properties that make stainless steel . . well stainless. In an ordinary house envrionment you shouldn't have an problems, even with the cheapest mix but if the sword is allowed to become damp or lives near a window or above a raidiator you may experience rust problems overtime

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Post by cabbagedude » Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:32 pm

OK, thankyou. Still good for a fiver though.

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Post by Tempest UK » Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:41 pm

Rusting SS - now theres something i never knew was possible

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