Bob Hudson Posted April 28, 2019 Share #1 Posted April 28, 2019 I recently got an Arisaka bayonet with a beautiful blade but rather rusty elsewhere, especially on the scabbard and pommel. I cleaned it with a technique I've used dozens of time to remove active rust without harming the underlying surface. I liken it to wet sanding during varnishing, using a nylon pad and WD-40 to keep everything soaking wet. I also use brass brushes including rotory brushes in a Dremel-stype tool. This is not a process that shines your blade: It's very low impact and I've found that the nylon and brass only removes the loose rust. Never once has anything happened where I said "Oops!" . But - as happened with the bayonet shown in this video - I have often found surprises hidden behind the rust. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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