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Old 09-02-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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Paul, thank you for stressing the importance of preservation. Just bought a dehumidifier w/built in relative humidity monitor for my collection room on your advice. Searched the internet for an acceptable way to store my daggers. I haven't been able to find one in the threads here either. I presently store them out of the scabbards in the padded dagger bags they were sent in. Threw in a few silica packs with them and left the bags open. Could these dagger bags be corrosive? They came from some of the big dealers. I'm not looking to display the daggers I'm more of a preservationist/conservitor. It's kind of expensive to display them properly with respect to the latter. Thx
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Yes, dagger storage bag are a bad idea. Most of them are made with nylon with a rayon. A big magnet for moisture. Yes silica can help a little. The bags that I bought. Moisture gathered at the bottom side of the scabbard. If you can find bags with fleece liner is the best. Fleece will not attract moisture with or without silica packs. Yes, Blades out of the scabbards is best. Moisture trapped in and around the scabbard runners are very commonly seen on blades especially in a humid regions. Don't forget damage can come from the wood runners also. Most big dealers are not artifact conservators. Most are only into selling products for profits. Paul
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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The only time I use dagger storage bags is when I buy daggers at a show, and I need something to safely protect them until I get it home. They are quite convenient for that. However, as soon as I get home, the daggers come out of the bags for good.

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Hi Guys,

Are you speaking of the kind produced by Ace Case?

http://www.acecase.com/Knife-Cases-p-1-c-260.html

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Old 09-04-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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Hey guys, Come on. Help do some research on cases and other things you self. Just pick up your phone and call. It’s not hard honest, and most have toll free numbers!
Just don’t assume that all cases on dealer’s sites are 100% archival safe this is what I found out after calling them (see it’s easy). These cases are Not Good at all. First clue any three cases for $15.00 second clue assorted textures.Wow! I thought that I was at a blue light special? The sales rep stated very proudly they come in a variety of colors, textures and with different coverings. The coverings are all moisture trapping cloth Leather, Nylon, vinyl, and even automobile seat covering. Wow! Didn’t know which one to buy first, and all come with a foam padding. Seriuosly with all the past posted threads on cheap cases 3 for $15.00. Would you seriously buy any of these and put a $5,000-9,000 dagger in one. Paul

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So the short answer is...?
Old 09-04-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hey guys, Come on. Help do some research on cases and other things you self. Just pick up your phone and call. Itís not hard honest, and most have toll free numbers!
Just donít assume that all cases on dealerís sites are 100% archival safe this is what I found out after calling them (see itís easy). These cases are Not Good at all. First clue any three cases for $15.00 second clue assorted textures.Wow! I thought that I was at a blue light special? The sales rep stated very proudly they come in a variety of colors, textures and with different coverings. The coverings are all moisture trapping cloth Leather, Nylon, vinyl, and even automobile seat covering. Wow! Didnít know which one to buy first, and all come with a foam padding. Seriuosly with all the past posted threads on cheap cases 3 for $15.00. Would you seriously buy any of these and put a $5,000-9,000 dagger in one. Paul
Hi Paul,

A simple Yes would have been sufficient.

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