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    Cleaning HJ Knife

    Whats the best way to clean up stains, rust etc from the blade of a knife?
    I was thinking of using Silvo and just rubbing it with a rag.
    I have heard of buffing but i don't have access to a buffer.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    If it were mine I'd leave it as is. When you buff the steel you risk doing damage that can't be undone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gefolgschaft View Post
    If it were mine I'd leave it as is. When you buff the steel you risk doing damage that can't be undone.
    I am with you gentleman!!

    But anyway, best of luck with your cleaning!!!

    regards

    Antonio

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    its a personal choics why not show some pics first so we can see what the prob is

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    Polished blades stand out a mile, decrease collecting value and not easy to shift if needed at a later date. It will also begin to remove any details like maker marks logos etc..

    A simple wipe with a clean cloth to remove finger prints and general crap will be sufficient for most knives.

    As Stuart correctly states lets see some photos before anything drastic happens, measure twice cut once etc

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    I'm still trying to work out my new camera but you should be able to make a decision by these two.
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    from you pictures the blade is not normal HJ configuation with the bowie tip, it has either been modified or is the rarer version can't find any material on this in my library yet.
    As for cleaning these knives where made in the millions and you get what you pay for. Yours is a grey blade and nothing you do now will change that. Simply clean the blade with a silvo type cleaner do not polish and put it on display

    Paul
    Last edited by Paul Ayerst; 3rd August 2009 at 05:40 AM.

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    I've seen that "bowie" style blade before in some of the ref. books.

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    for sure but I have now looked at over 200 examples on the net and can not find one to match my eyes are watering

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    Thanks Paul for the advice.
    I will just give it a quick rub with some silvo and leave it at that.
    The blade has been modified at some time.
    Probably from the boy who owned it.
    Thats why i bought it because you hardly see a personalised HJ Knife anywhere.

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