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    What's the best way to brighten Samurai swords?

    Hello Friends,


    I have a set of ornamental samurai swords. They are really beautiful, however, the blades are really dull. Could anyone tell me what is the best thing to use to brighten the blades?



    Thanks and Regards,
    Daniel Rizzo

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    Are they valuable, ie real Japanese swords or just cheap knockoffs?

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    How ornamental?

    I gues what a mean is, do you need one of these?
    http://www.swordnarmory.com/Samurai-...t-p/lh-a06.htm

    Or do you need one of these?
    http://compare.ebay.com/like/2607898...Types&var=sbar

    The quality and type of metal is really going to make the difference.

    If the blades are just cheap stainless, you can use progressivly finer grades of sandpaper to produce a mirror shine. It sounds weird but it works with the right grades. We're talking super fine, like 400, then 800, then 1500 grit.

    If the blades have a hamon of some sort the paper would probably ruin it. In that case I'd probably start with some waxes or buffing compound and see what I can do.

    Are the blades oxidized at all? That's another consideration. Can you post pictures?

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    If they are "real" then be careful as ****. They might be worth tens of thousands to a million. And you can **** them up. Are they mass produced? Stamped with manufactor's name? Cheapies? Or real? I'd ask an expert to begin with. I know one Sensei in San Fran, where are you located?
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    If real you don't want to touch them as you can really lower the value by quite a bit.
    Collectors are funny people especially collectors of old stuff in some instances the aged look is what actually give it value I know this to be true with Antique guns.
    If they are not worth anything I would suspect you could get away with
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