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Cleaning things.

Post by Lone Wolf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:41 pm

Do I need a sword maintenance kit for my Practical plus katana? or can I use other things?. If a kit is needed which kit is best and are they any good for cleaning other things?. I normally clean my knives with a normal 3 in 1 oil from the DIY shop (cleans, protects from rust and lubricates), wooden handles I attack with olive oil or Clayton Carnauba wax.

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Geordie Ross » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:49 pm

Any of the kits are fine, your only really missing the powder ball and hammer, and I'd advise against oiling your wooden handles, the ren wax does a much better job and oiling could harm the wood

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by the blade master » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:25 am

lone wolf hi
any plain wood handle will be fine with boiled linseed oil its used once a day for the first week then once a week for the first month
then once a month for the first year then yearly after that now any steel is fine with any quality mineral oil three in one is a good start
belive it or not baby oil is a good quality mineral oil its just got a scent to make it smell nice and if you have ever changed a nappy you
will know why peeeyuuuu 345445454 speaking as a father of 5 and a grandfather of 16 and a greatgrandfather of 3 i know whereof i speak lols
now the cleaning kits are pretty much of a muchness some have more in them than others the only really usefull piece of kit in the cleaning kit
for me is the powder ball for getting rid of old oil on your katana/knife blades there are viable alternatives for the powder ball tho more of which
later hope this helps
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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Lone Wolf » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Cheers guys, I'll probably get some Ren Wax at some point tho it's pretty expensive, I don't really clean the knives that often and none of them are really fancy, and I'll get a proper cleaning kit for the sword, lets face it they do look rather attractive.

I use baby oil after the bath, never used it on my son (other then a bit in the bath water) since it's paraffinum liquidum with a load of other stuff would a tin of vaseline be any good for cleaning wooden handles?.

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:52 pm

Vaseline is a lube, I wouldn't recommend using it on and handle of any type, and its hard to get off, if your knife handle has a decent layer of lacquer there shouldn't be a big issue to protect it, I've got old knifes my grandad used to have and the wood is fine, because the lacquer is well finished

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Lone Wolf » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:23 pm

You may be shocked at this but I have 3 old knackered ones I've put clear nail varnish on (Well I don't own any proper varnish). they look fine for it, one of them has had it on there at least 10 years and it's still good.

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by the blade master » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:36 pm

nail varnish? tell you what geordie it,ll be handbags at dawn next :D :D :> :> :>

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:18 pm

Lmao mick, I wouldn't use nail varnish on woods, they are designed to be washable and can be flakey, but as a "slapper" upper (see what I did there?) it could work lol

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by the blade master » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:37 pm

whats the bet its pink nail varnish :> :>

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:18 pm

Roflmao he's not vagaseling his knife mick :mrgreen:

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Lone Wolf » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:48 pm

Meh does the job, they are not fancy things they are rustic looking (i.e hand made simple and grubby looking) French and Spanish blades my mum got me on holiday.

And no it's not pink, it's clear, I don't really go in for pink. I'm more black, purple and the like.

I am a 33 year old mother of one, so I'm entitled to have a nail varnish or 2...or 37. :>

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by the blade master » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:09 pm

he? looks like geordie got some groveling to do and double quick geordie
before she offers to do you a free vasectomy with two house bricks
or the best yet nails your todger to the bench in the shed sets it on fire
and throws a knife to you while walking away laughing lols
i did try to give you a clue with the pink nail varnish and handbags at dawn
geordie some folkes never learn :roll: :roll: so guys if you see geordie walking like he,s
just got off his horse you,ll know why he he he

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Geordie Ross » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:33 pm

:oops:

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by Lone Wolf » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:24 pm

Bricks, nails and throwing knives?.

Naaah you can't beat a rusty corkscrew for popping nuts from sacks. **nuns*

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Re: Cleaning things.

Post by the blade master » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:15 pm

oh boy geordie are you in for a fun time oh can you run ? 432434 :9874 arrrr :GG lols

go get him girl and dont spare the lashes :twisted:

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