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Old 30th January 2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Marcus den toom
No experience with that method but i do have had very good results with olive oil. Thos was also the used method during the 14th till the 18th century orso.

Hello Marcus and thank you for your suggestion!

However, I don't think it is a good idea because rust can progress under the oil. Moreover, olive oil is quite acidic and may also increase the oxidation process. Yes, olive oil may have been used during 14-18 centuries but that's because there was no better alternative at that time. On rough surfaces, where I cannot use Renaissance Wax (like some keris blades for example), I use high quality mineral oil which is much more stable in time than olive oil and offers better protection.
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