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Old 10th October 2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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Dear VIking sword forum,

I recently purchased a tulwar for 43, once i had it in my hands i noticed a pattern throughout the length of the blade, crystaline wootz?
i am currently cleaning it up with wd40 and fine wire wool...

some bits are very stubborn and will not come off the blade, can some suggest what else I can use to clean the blade up , and if i do use various grits of wet
and dry sandpaper how can I etch the pattern back?
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Old 10th October 2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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I used wd40 and fine wire wool to clean the blade, this is the result, what does everyone think?
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Old 10th October 2017, 08:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.
What you could try is, to take some kitched issue spray it with WD40 and wrap it around the blade, then add some plastic foil, and leave it foe a day or two.
Next time you photograph, please use a neutral background.
Good luck.
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Old 10th October 2017, 09:49 PM   #4
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Hi
Welcome to the forum
I find diesel v good at penetrating rust, leave soak for a while and then clean
Here is a thread I posted a while back on etching, if you use the search forum you will find loads more information

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ghlight=Etching

Your sword looks v good and I hope the cleaned sword looks even better
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Ken
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Old 12th October 2017, 04:41 PM   #5
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More information at the link below:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21732
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