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Artificially aging a brass and steel bayonet



I would like to artificially age an original but in mint condition bayonet (to be used on a historical display about the WWI trenches) the handle is made of brass and the blade is made of steel, what product or method should I use to age this item? It should ideally look quite used and should not be shiny.

Thank you,

Frank marter
- London, England, U.K.

November 13, 2010

The answer is "DON'T" ruin this awesome artifact. You will destroy its value both monetarily and historically.

Bob McWilliams
- Grey Forest, Texas

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