recieved an antique knife as a gift. It's about 100 yrs old, blade seems aged but not rusted. ¬
Would sharpening/polishing the blade devalue the knife?
Only if you will be putting it to use, either daily or weekly. If it is only to be a display piece, a little bit of light machine oil will do wonders to preserve the blade in its current condition. Sewing machine oil should do the trick. Ask a neighbor if you don't have any. For as little as you need no sense in buying a full bottle.
I kinda wanna see the knife
its exactly that kind.
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