Wipe blood from sword
QUESTION: Why do soilders wipe the blood from their sword after battle? For example, Peter in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
Well - blood is highly corrossive to steel and will cause it to rust in record time if not wiped off completely and the sword reoiled.. Apparently it is quite hard to get off completely, many old antique swords that have seen useage have a dark stain from it...