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Not too long ago, I bought a high quality repoduction Hitler Youth Knife... it was fine till yesterday where I looked at carefully. The "Blut und Ehre" side was covered in black dots (the other side is clean) especially along the middle of the blade where Blut und Ehre is etched. I used my nails and applied abit of pressure onto the black marks but it didn't come off.
The black dots didnt appear over a long periode of time because I carefully checked it recently. Therefore the dots poped up within a short time...I think it happend within a night(yesterday)
The dots are VERY SMALL: Less than a quarter of a milimeter in diameter.
What do think might have caused this? And how do you think I might be able to remove it and prevent it from happening it again?
I live in HK and it is a very polluted city and the knife has traveled around HK freqently into one of HK's most polluted areas. Yesterday night, a few people vomited in the room where the knife was placed. The puke was not in contact with the knife but would it be the acidity in the air?
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Quote of Dr. Tempura:
how do you think I might be able to remove it and prevent it from happening it again?
I'm not sure about how to safely remove the "dots", but to prevent it, you might try oiling the blade.
Bret van Sant
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MOISTURE IN THE SCABBARD IS A GOOD BET. DEPENDS ON THE MAKE UP OF THE STEEL USED FOR THE BLADE. ORGINALS WILL TEND TO FRECKLE OVER TIME WITH A DAMP AND DIRTY AREA WHICH LEADS TO WORSE PROBLEMS,RUST, PAINT OXIDATION ETC.. CAN I ASK WHAT THE GOING RATE FOR REPRO'S ARE IN YOUR AREA? ALSO, H/J'S ARE STILL ONE OF THE CHEAPER(ORGINAL) EDGED ITEMS. NOT A BAD INVESTMENT AT THE CURRENT PRICE.