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Old 5th September 2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default 2 Katars Preservation

Here are 2 Katars from Rajasthan which were dug from ancient battle Areas,The Seller informed me its from the Shirohi part of Rajasthan ,they are not in good condition as they were lying under the ground for the last two hundred years.
I used Balistol oil and let them soak in for a month ,then have cleant off the oil and re sprayed them ,hopefully this will help it from further rust and corrosion.
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Old 5th September 2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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I've successfully used Eezox and a stainless-steel ribboned scrubbing pad to remove red rust from blades and such. Usually takes several repetitions, wiping residue between applications. Like ballistol, it is both a solvent and a rust-preventive.

If there are no plans for polishing and etching, a coat of Renaissance wax seals-in the ferrous goodness.
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Does anybody use rust converters ( Rust-Oleum, Corroseal et al)?


It has tannin, that converts rust to black magnetite and a polymer to seal it completely?

There is no way to de-rust examples like Bandook's katars without leaving only a foil-thin sliver of live steel.

I have shown here a 15-16th century bauernwehr preserved like that. That's how the surface looks like
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I've successfully used Eezox and a stainless-steel ribboned scrubbing pad to remove red rust from blades and such. Usually takes several repetitions, wiping residue between applications. Like ballistol, it is both a solvent and a rust-preventive.

If there are no plans for polishing and etching, a coat of Renaissance wax seals-in the ferrous goodness.

Thanks Bob,cheers
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Does anybody use rust converters ( Rust-Oleum, Corroseal et al)?


It has tannin, that converts rust to black magnetite and a polymer to seal it completely?

There is no way to de-rust examples like Bandook's katars without leaving only a foil-thin sliver of live steel.

I have shown here a 15-16th century bauernwehr preserved like that. That's how the surface looks like

That's a great technique of preservation Ariel,will check where I can source it in New Zealand,Many Thanks
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