Re: Maintenance of knives and other questions
Dear CDR Glock,
You are correct. Any true "Steel" blade can rust given the right (wrong) conditions. What we use is Sentry Tuf Cloth to coat all of our blades. It works extremely well and I use it on all of my guns.
The "wavy" steel you are referring to is Damascus or pattern welded steel. It will also rush, quickly, if not protected. Again we use Sentry Tuf Cloth. Just reapply every couple of months just like you would with guns stored in a safe. I would add that I have and collect historical and ancient weapons. Roman and Medieval swords and daggers, etc. Some of these are almost 2000 years old and for those artifacts I use Renaissance Wax which is used by Museums to protect and preserve iron and steel articles. It also works amazingly well at preventing moisture and air from contacting the surface. I can not recommend it for firearms as I have not used it for that application. Perhaps someone else could add to this discussion. Rust is our enemy and any tips or info helps us all.
Ernest R. Emerson