Sword Rusted Closed
QUESTION: I have a Civil War sword that has rusted shut. Any advice on how to proceed? Is there a method of wrenching it open that minimizes damage, or some sort of oiling that might work? (there isn't much room up top to oil...)
First thing to try would be to spray on some WD-40, and see if anything loosens. Otherwise, you might want to use CLR Clear - a product designed to eat up and destroy Calcium, Lime and Rust Deposits (hence the initials).
But try the WD-40 and some wiggling first.
Let me know how you go.