08-27-2019, 08:52 AM
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I've got about 300 Wizamet, and about 80 nacet, over a hundred persona Platinum blades I'm just wondering will these blades rust ? Really what I'm wondering is how's a good way to take care of your blade stash that will probably last you for years to come
  I've heard of guys putting those silicone dry packs in with their box of blades, but I'm sure there's a lot of other techniques  just wondering what might be necessary. What are you guys think?

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 08-27-2019, 08:55 AM
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Store them in a relatively dry place.  That means the bathroom is not a good place for storage.  I keep all of my gear in the guest bedroom and stored in an old felt lined box that my wife made when she was a little kid.  I also have soap samples in there, which as I think about it now may not be the best idea since soap will have some amount of water in it.  But they are all in sealed containers so I'm betting it won't make a difference.  Just keep them away from humidity and you should be fine.  No need to overthink it.

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 08-27-2019, 09:26 AM
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Yep. Todd’s response makes sense. Avoid storage in places that will be more prone to humidity and moisture. My ~1300 blades are stored in wooden cigar boxes in a chest of drawers sufficiently far away from the bathroom. There are plenty of desiccant packs scattered throughout the cigar boxes, and also in the drawer itself. I’m banking on their viability stored this way for the next dozen years.

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 08-27-2019, 09:37 AM
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Drawer in a spare bedroom is what I do too. If you're paranoid, put a few sachets of silica gel in with the blades.

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 08-27-2019, 09:42 AM
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Yeah I was just curious, all of those make good sense anywhere but the bathroom to start with. I actually got a plastic case from harbor freight, but I do like the wooden idea and such.

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 08-27-2019, 10:10 AM
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I bought some water resistant boxes (about the size of a men’s size shoebox) to store blades in. It has a seal to help keep out humidity. I also threw a bunch of desiccant packets in there. I plan on using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer and sealing each 250ct sleeve up with a desiccant packet or few. That should weather proof them no matter how humid it gets lol Smile

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 08-27-2019, 03:29 PM
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(08-27-2019, 10:10 AM)vigilantesd Wrote: I bought some water resistant boxes (about the size of a men’s size shoebox) to store blades in. It has a seal to help keep out humidity. I also threw a bunch of desiccant packets in there. I plan on using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer and sealing each 250ct sleeve up with a desiccant packet or few. That should weather proof them no matter how humid it gets lol Smile

If anything would do it that would take care of it for sure. I've got some Gibbs blades  which I have not really used, and wouldn't. When I looked at them some of them are Rusty, now who knows how they were kept before, they may have been kept in an old outbuilding with a leaky roof.

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 08-28-2019, 03:39 PM
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Pelican Cases of different sizes work for me, and my vintage blades!

These blades are difficult to find at reasonable prices, and extremely valuable to me...overkill???  I don’t think so!

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Matt

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 08-28-2019, 05:17 PM
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(08-28-2019, 03:39 PM)Ols67 Wrote: Pelican Cases of different sizes work for me, and my vintage blades!

These blades are difficult to find at reasonable prices, and extremely valuable to me...overkill???  I don’t think so!

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Matt

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It "might" be overkill, but I freaking love your storage setup!

Well done my friend!

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 08-28-2019, 05:35 PM
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(08-28-2019, 05:17 PM)ImJustMe Wrote:
(08-28-2019, 03:39 PM)Ols67 Wrote: Pelican Cases of different sizes work for me, and my vintage blades!

These blades are difficult to find at reasonable prices, and extremely valuable to me...overkill???  I don’t think so!

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Matt

[Image: WUTqykr.jpg][Image: FSSeMpo.jpg][Image: 6H462kx.jpg][Image: Tr2zaYb.jpg][Image: ZEVbtxq.jpg][Image: 1iicCb3.jpg]

It "might" be overkill, but I freaking love your storage setup!

Well done my friend!

My thought exactly, it might be over kill, but I like it. Those pelican cases are so nice, I looked at them for a metal detector. Very sharp.

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 08-28-2019, 05:40 PM
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  • chazt
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Matt, you rock!

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 08-28-2019, 05:49 PM
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Bahahaha! Thanks gents! Just trying to take care of what I’ve got...they aren’t making those little metallic miracles anymore.

Metal detector, eh...I always thought that would be a fantastic hobby to get into...perhaps some day!

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 08-28-2019, 09:41 PM
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Do we need to take such measures for stainless steel blades? I just bought 2000+ polsilver blades (15-25 year supply) and thought since they are stainless steel, all I had to do was put them in a tupperware container in my bedroom. Am I wrong ?

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 08-28-2019, 10:37 PM
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Matt never disapoint me LOL

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 08-29-2019, 12:14 AM
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(08-28-2019, 09:41 PM)meshave Wrote: Do we need to take such measures for stainless steel blades? I just bought 2000+ polsilver blades (15-25 year supply) and thought since they are stainless steel, all I had to do was put them in a tupperware container in my bedroom. Am I wrong ?

That's a nice blade stash, 2000 +.

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 08-29-2019, 11:13 AM
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(08-28-2019, 09:41 PM)meshave Wrote: Do we need to take such measures for stainless steel blades? I just bought 2000+ polsilver blades (15-25 year supply) and thought since they are stainless steel, all I had to do was put them in a tupperware container in my bedroom. Am I wrong ?

Nope...I think the blades stored in a cool dry place and in a Tupperware container will do just fine!

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Matt

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 08-30-2019, 04:57 PM
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(08-29-2019, 11:13 AM)Ols67 Wrote:
(08-28-2019, 09:41 PM)meshave Wrote: Do we need to take such measures for stainless steel blades? I just bought 2000+ polsilver blades (15-25 year supply) and thought since they are stainless steel, all I had to do was put them in a tupperware container in my bedroom. Am I wrong ?

Nope...I think the blades stored in a cool dry place and in a Tupperware container will do just fine!

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Matt

Thank you.

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 09-01-2019, 01:18 AM
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All I use are vintage blades  and they're all in pristine condition in spite of being at least 30 , 40 years old and longer and I've got plenty.  As long as nothing has ever been spilt on them or the like the stainless ones are fine, it's the vintage carbon ones that I occasionally use that need to have been kept sealed and spent all their existence in a dry climate.

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 09-01-2019, 05:19 AM
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(09-01-2019, 01:18 AM)Mouser Wrote: All I use are vintage blades  and they're all in pristine condition in spite of being at least 30 , 40 years old and longer and I've got plenty.  As long as nothing has ever been spilt on them or the like the stainless ones are fine, it's the vintage carbon ones that I occasionally use that need to have been kept sealed and spent all their existence in a dry climate.

That makes sense to me, as some metals rust differently. Stainless being tougher/ more resilient.

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 09-05-2019, 06:00 AM
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I live in humid Miami.  I currently have over 600 assorted stainless blades stored in a Tupperware type box, which I keep in an armoire in the bedroom.  Some of these blades go back to 2010, and I've never had a rust issue.

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