Cleaning World War 2 Japanese swords
by James C. Lasenby
(Bolingbrook, illinois )
I have 2 World WarII authentic Japanese swords that have been coated and caked with heavy grease for over 50 years. This grease is also caked inside of the steel scabbard. Can you recommend a method to remove the grease on the sword and inside the scabbard, so I can try to bring them up to saleable grade. Is there a way to remove the rust from the outside of the scabbard?