WW1 bayonets

skid2

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#1
In a weird twinge of consience a relative (idiot) decided that a pair of WW1 sword bayonets would look better chromed.
Brass and steel can they be unchromed, dechromed, exchromed or whatever it's called safely?
Thank you
 
#4
It can be done at home. If you don´t get the process right or use too much acid it can be very dangerous,even mixing the "ingredients" can be FATAL if done in the wrong order! My advice contact a surface treatment firm and pay to have it done before you end up with a Darwin award
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Reason I asked is there used to be tons of places in NI and Shorts and the shipyard were just government funded places to get stuff done.
Nowdays this is not the case and the closest I've been told of is the London Chrome Co.
Thank you, no, I'm not in the least bit interested in doing it in the bath.
 
#6
In a weird twinge of consience a relative (idiot) decided that a pair of WW1 sword bayonets would look better chromed.
Brass and steel can they be unchromed, dechromed, exchromed or whatever it's called safely?
Thank you
What went wrong? Did they look shite or did they not chrome up very well? Got any pics?
 
#7
In a weird twinge of consience a relative (idiot) decided that a pair of WW1 sword bayonets would look better chromed.
Brass and steel can they be unchromed, dechromed, exchromed or whatever it's called safely?
Unless they're very rare or of sentimental value, it would be cheaper to replace them.
They've been damaged, you'll never restore the original finish, flog them on E-bay.
 
#8
Unless they're very rare or of sentimental value, it would be cheaper to replace them.
They've been damaged, you'll never restore the original finish, flog them on E-bay.
You can't put bayonets on ebay. Skid 2, post a pic, i may be interested.
 
#10
I have been asked to 'Clean up' a 1913 bayonet, do not want to ruin the thing, anyone done this before ?? I was thinking of just removing the surface rust and leaving a nice hand finish rather than plating it. I may post a pic but then again may forget as I am sehr alt.
 
#11
Plenty of bayonets on Ebay today.
Sorry, should have clarified. You can't list a bayonet (or knife or sword etc) from the UK, note all bayonets on Ebay today are from overseas. USA, France etc.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Photo this afternoon. Before they go off to get dechromed (I know. Holy thread revival)
It turns out they're French Ww1 sword bayonets.
 
#14
Skid, take round to your local Orange Lodge as many of them use these bayonets as 'swords' for the regalia and I've seen a few chromed.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
Skid, take round to your local Orange Lodge as many of them use these bayonets as 'swords' for the regalia and I've seen a few chromed.
That's where I've seen them before. They're off to get dechromed. Happily my days of having anything to do with lodges or parades is long past.
They're ancient, granda returned home with them from France and they were given to me. Finally got round to getting them fixed.
I'll post something up when I get them back.
 
#19
Where is a good place to get smle 08 bayonets? And what are the usual prices? Also no4 knife bayonets if someone knows that as well.

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