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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Due to its anomalous properties requiring several days to reach a dangerous level, SCP-XXXX may be held within a standard secure locker when not being used for the purposes of testing. The blade of SCP-XXXX must be submerged in a vat of vinegar hydrochloric acid on a weekly bi-weekly basis in order to remove as much SCP-XXXX-1 as possible. Under no circumstances should the blade of SCP-XXXX come into contact with any solid object.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a blunted sword of Oakeshott XVIa classification. The object continually accumulates rust (hence designated SCP-XXXX-1) along the surface of its blade at a rate of twenty centimeters per single day; SCP-XXXX-1 spreads from two points approximately thirty-eight and fifty-five centimeters from the pommel of the sword. The spread of SCP-XXXX-1 can be reversed to a certain extent via the cleaning measures detailed above, but SCP-XXXX-1 at the previously-described 'origin points' has thus far proven impossible to remove.

Once SCP-XXXX-1 has covered the entire blade of SCP-XXXX, flakes of rust begin to detach themselves from SCP-XXXX and settle on whatever surface they come into contact with. These rust flakes, once making contact with an object, proceed to 'absorb' it; the object will disappear, leaving behind the instance of SCP-XXXX-1 (In most cases this effect is instantaneous, but with larger objects the 'absorption' process can take up to three seconds). Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 that have not detached themselves from the blade of SCP-XXXX also exhibit this property. Various materials have been proven susceptible to absorption by SCP-XXXX-1 including rock, metal and glass as well as living organisms both plant and animal. Testing suggests that instances of SCP-XXXX-1 do not affect liquid or gaseous substances, or certain quantities of [REDACTED].

When SCP-XXXX is swung in a cutting or chopping motion, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will detach themselves from the blade in a similar manner to the initial shedding process. After a delay of approximately two seconds, said instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will reconstitute an object that had previously been absorbed by SCP-XXXX. The order in which objects are 'released' from SCP-XXXX appears to be random, as the object has proven able to 'hold' several objects at once; at this time it is not known if there is an upper limit to the amount of objects that SCP-XXXX can store simultaneously.

Addendum XXXXa: The Foundation became aware of SCP-XXXX after various reports of a 'weapon that ate its victims' (see headline of █-██-████ issue of ███ ███████ ████ newspaper 'Cursed Sword Kills Owners'). The Foundation was able to secure SCP-XXXX from [REDACTED] after pursuing the mysterious disappearances related to the sword.

Several human corpses in remarkable states of preservation were later released by SCP-XXXX during experimentation - one of the cadavers was found to match the description of a ██████ ███, named in the above newspaper report as the most recent owner of SCP-XXXX before it was acquired by the Foundation. Autopsies revealed that the cause of the deaths were asphyxiation after being absorbed by SCP-XXXX, suggesting that the method by which SCP-XXXX stores 'held' objects does not support life. This was later confirmed during testing.

Addendum XXXXb: On ██-██-████, during a routine inspection of SCP-XXXX, it was discovered that SCP-XXXX-1 had built up to a potentially dangerous level significantly faster than expected due to the apparent emergence of another 'origin point' on the object's blade. SCP-XXXX was immediately taken for cleaning, however submersion in vinegar as per usual containment procedures failed to reduce the buildup of SCP-XXXX-1. Alternate cleaning procedures were then attempted; hydrochloric acid succeeded in eliminating the majority of SCP-XXXX-1 on the blade. Containment procedures have been revised accordingly.