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That is correct. There is a reaction between the metal and the acids contained in the leather. I'm sure there are others here that can explain it better but I wanted to get you a reasonably quick answwer.

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Is that TRUE !!!!.....OMG

 

Please verify this please

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Lloyd,

 

Sgt. Bilko speaks the truth!

 

Verdigris (that yucky green stuff) forms on copper and brass and tends to eat it away over time. Besides, that green stuff is fairly poisonous so don't eat it. The tannins in the leather also tend to do bad things to iron and steel and they retain moisture. It really is better if the blades are not stored in the leather sheath.

 

I have no trouble with edged weapons stored in fiberglass or metal scabbards. Some leather scabbards seem to be OK if they have liners or springs. The wooden liners separate the leather from the steel blade just like the steel springs do. One should watch the leather scabbards for white mold or green verdigris and remove it if it appears. The appearance of these things can also indicate that there is too much humidity and it is a good idea to keep humidity low for a variety of reasons.

 

I hope this helps.

"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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