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Old 24th February 2020, 05:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by vilhelmsson
Check out the video at the bottom of this link of Vegard Vike's conservation of the Langeid Sword:

I think this kind of work often requires mechanical cleaning like his micro chisel.

This is my understanding as well - the cleaning needs to be done with a small drill and done slowly and carefully. Here is another video of a clean up, which preserves the silver decoration under all the rust deposits:
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