As promised, I added the Renaissance Wax to the storefront today. I’m carrying the 2.25 oz tin which is enough wax to cover more knives than you could ever wish to collect!!!! You know the old saying, ‘…a little dab will do ya!..‘ If you’re interested in just what this stuff will do.. read on….
Prior to 1950,
the only polishes available were based on beeswax and carnuba wax.
Unfortunately, these natural, saponifiable products would cause damage
when acids arose spontaneously through oxidation or hydrolysis.
To solve the
problem, a consortium of international conservationists directed a
scientist from the British Museum to conduct intensive research and find
the “perfect wax.” When he could not find any that met their exacting
standards, he created a new wax in his laboratory. The revolutionary
formula he invented is a semi-synthetic micro-crystalline fossil-origin
wax entirely free of, damaging acids. It remains chemically neutral and
is therefore completely safe, even on vulnerable surfaces.
Museum approved manufacture of this wax for its own use and for
distribution to the public. That “perfect wax” is now available
internationally under the name RENAISSANCE WAX .
Lift oil, dirt and the murky accretions of other polishes. The surface
detail remains crystal clear through unlimited applications of this
translucent wax; removes previous wax build-up; reveals fine detail
& wood grain; non-staining, non-abrasive.
RESTORES AND ENHANCES
Revitalize and return your objects to pristine condition. RENAISSANCE
WAX buffs easily to a hard, transparent finish that will not discolor;
Renews fading colors and “tired finishes;” retains matte finish when
unpolished; buffs to a high gloss; reduces shine of new picture varnish.
POLISHES AND PROTECTS
Guard your precious pieces against the damaging effects of
humidity…heat…dust… environmental destruction…aging…and
ordinary wear. RENAISSANCE WAX provides a barrier against fingerprints
and the devastation of water, wine, alcohol and other spills. With its
high moisture resistance, it forms a durable, lustrous protective
coating. prevents tarnish, corrosion and “bloom;” remains completely
waterproof; retards weathering on exteriors and objects exposed to
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY… AND LASTS A LONG TIME
Excellent spread and indefinite shelf life make RENAISSANCE WAX
economical and convenient, even for very large objects and infrequent
use. A small dab goes a long way, unlike most waxes that need generous
application. Use a minimal amount of RENAISSANCE WAX , rub lightly, and
buff if a gloss is desired. The long-lasting preservation reduces the
need for frequent maintenance. Airtight container keeps wax in perfect
condition; always spreadable, no caking or drying out; indefinite shelf
life; no “polish smell;” no added fragrance to endanger material.
SAFE FOR ALL THESE MATERIALS
Wood – Raw & Finished, Leather, Parchment & Paper, Metal –
Silver, Silverplate, Gold, Copper & Copper Alloys (Bronze, Brass,
Tin, Zinc, German Silver, Nickel), Lead & Pewter, Iron & Iron
Alloys, Tin & Tin Alloys, Damascus; Stone, Marble, Onyx, Limestone,
Granite, Brick, Tile, Terrazzo, Obsidian, Alabaster; Gems, Glass,
Porcelain, Holloware, Bone, Ivory, Horn, Shell & Mother-of-Pearl,
Gutta Percha, Dammars; Gilding & Gold Leaf, Patinas, Enamel,
Lacquer, Japanning, Cloute, Pose d’Or, Pique Point, Varnish,
Marbleizing, Stains & Artificial Graining; Plastics, Formicas,
Paints, Polyvinyl Acetates, Esters of Polymethyacrylic,
Polycyclohexanones, Fiberglas Epoxy Resins, and much more!
USEFUL FOR ALL THESE PRODUCTS
Furniture – Antique & New; Sculpture, Porcelain, Pottery &
Ceramics; Cutlery Knives, Swords, Armor; Jewelry, Carvings, Antiquities,
Bibelots, Hardware, Wood Interiors, Fine Books, Clocks, Paintings,
Oils, Acrylics, Gouaches, Tempera, Alkyds, Pastels, Oil Sticks, Martins
Dyes, India Inks, Photographic Prints, Carvings, Engraving, Scrimshaw,
Architectural Ornaments, PLUS… Automobiles, Boats and Yachts, Decoys,
Golf Clubs, Firearms, Frames, Kitchen Cabinets, Counters, Appliances,
and much more!
WHO USES RENAISSANCE WAX/POLISH
UK: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Armories (Tower
of London in London & Leeds, National Army Museum, Imperial War
Museum, the Wallace Collection, H.M. the Queen’s Royal Armorer (at
Marlborough House), the Guards Museum (Wellington Barracks), the Gurkha
Museum (Winchester), the Military Museums at Aldershot, Royal Green
Jackets Regimental Museum, the Gunsmith at Chatham Historic Dockyard
(Kent), the Johnny Armstrong Gallery, and Museum of Border Arms &
Armor (Scotland), National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Belgium:
Musee Royal de l’Armee et d’Histoire Militaire-Brussels. USA: Gunsmith
at Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Academy of Art-Honolulu, Texarcana College-Bladesmithing &
Metallurgy, Rockfeller Restorations, and many many more institutions
around the world.