Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
I would do exactly what Tim suggested with one exception: WD40 instead of oil.
I think it has a better chance of breaking the rust.
But again, if you think that oil alone might be more benign, use it first, and switch to WD40 only if it fails.
This dagger waited to be released for many years, and can easily wait another month or two.
Good luck. Will be interesting to see the blade.