I just got a new sword, purchased it from my sifu's personal collection. I am currently learning some sword forms and want to keep it in nice condition.

What is the best way any of you how found to maintain a sword. I am not sure exactly what its made of because he got it from china, and the box is in chinese. I was told its "spring steel" which is a heavier version of wushu steel, but still has the flexibility.

What is the best way to maintain, clean, polish a sword ect. Before I got this sword I had one of those cheapo compatable practice swords, and a wooden sword. I want to keep this one in presetine condition.