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#1 HonjoMasamumei

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:10 PM

Hi peoples! I've a question.
So, it's been rather humid recently so I'm taking extra care of the swords, but I also have a fuchi kashira made from shibuichi that I recently acquired.

Do these need a small bit of oil too every now and then? I'm concerned the humidity will oxidise them and damage them.
I'm aware that touching them bare handed can oxidise them.
Bit of a noob regarding Tosogu!
Thanks in advance. :)

-MikeP


#2 Ford Hallam

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Don't oil tosogu, any of it, not even iron.

 

The recent humidity is unlikely to effect shibuichi so as long as you keep them clean, a gentle wipe with clean tissue, they'll be fine.

 

And you are quite correct, non-ferrous patinated metal tosogu really shouldn't be handled with bare hands. Shibuichi in particular is easily stained but even shakudo, one of the more robust soft metal patina, can end up looking blotchy from handling.


 

 


#3 Curran

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

I second exactly what Ford said.

Outside of handling certain iron tsuba- don't touch when you don't need to do so.


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#4 HonjoMasamumei

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

Thank you both for the information! Put my mind at ease aha. Very much appreciated. :)

-MikeP


#5 Ford Hallam

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:17 PM

and enjoy the summer, it won't last long ;-)


 

 






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