brass reaction to leather

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by SW Ohio, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. SW Ohio

    SW Ohio Well-Known Member

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    The brass ends of my Schrade lockblade kept in the leather sheath tarnishes or corrodes. Due to this problem I normally do not store them together. Is there any way to prevent the tarnishing? I had wrapped the blade in paper (similar to how it came when new) but found that to be annoying. I have the same concern with brass cases and holsters.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback, Brian.
     
  2. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    I thin layer of wax helps, short of using a clear coat finish. Polished brass sure looks like gold doesn't it?
     

  3. Dixielee

    Dixielee Well-Known Member

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    Since it is only a cosmetic problem and not a problem with the blade itself, why not clean and shine the brass like you want it, then seal it in a coat or 2 of polyurethane?
     
  4. Kenneth in NC

    Kenneth in NC Well-Known Member

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    Black powder guns often tarnish in their holsters. I believe you can still get "Brass Coat" from the Dixie Gun Catalog it was recommended as the best coating for brass a while back.

    Kenneth in NC