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Iaito/Shinken Sword Maintenance Kit
Made in Japan
Contains : Choji oil (20 mL), Nuguigami, Uchiko and Uchiko powder.
This maintenance kit for your Iaito or Shinken features Choji Abura (Japanese clove oil) to nourish the Saya of the Iaito or to maintain and protect the blade of a Shinken. Further, it also includes a Uchiko (a chalk powder "ball") and Uchiko powder used for the maintenance of a steel blades. The third item in the box is the Nuguigami, a special paper to wipe off excessive oil and in case of a Shinken also the Uchiko powder.
Same content for each box, only the container changes.
Utilization on Iaito :
Please be aware that the blade of the Iaito are made of chromed alloy and therefore do not need any maintenance. We recommend to oil the blade regularly to help nourish the wood of the Saya from the inside, but we strongly advise against using Uchiko powder as it might slightly scratch the alloy.