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Old 06-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
Robert A. Wilkins
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 18
Re: Shinken Rust Problem

I've only cut a couple times with mine and wiped it clean after both occasions. As for oiling, I put on a light coat, didn't overdue it.

The rust/discoloration patches occurred a few inches below the kisaki and about 4"-5" up from the tsuba. They appeared on both sides of the blade as well.

Was wondering if this could be some kind of reaction to whatever glue was used to afix the two halves of the saya together.
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