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    Default Blade oil?

    I did a search, but didn't find much, or maybe my search parameters were off.

    Anyway, I've been using Camellia seed oil but an about out. It works, but before ordering more was wondering what everyone else uses?

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    Thanks, I'm seeing a lot of "blade" oils that are basically mineral oil. I have to wonder how well that would work?

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    I’ve only used paraffin oil. I put a dot on each side of the blade and spread it over the entire blade and tang with my fingers - careful not to touch the edge and cutmyself. Then I put a dot on the pivot and open and close a few times to work it into the pin area.

    Even when I take a blade that’s sat a while, the oil has remained clear and comes off with a simple wipe on a towel.
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    Ren Wax, mineral oil, gun oi;, wd 40, Ballistrol, you name it it can be used. but i dont oil any blade unless its put up for months on end, no issue so far and Memphis is a high humidity area. the real key is dry tje blade well, i leave mine open for overnight then close and put up or reuse.
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    I use clippercide spray. Works great. My blades that are stored long term I use frog lube. I have used mineral oil with no issues in the past.

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    I use ballistol oil. A drop on each side and rub it in to cover the blade. Been using for almost 10 years now and no issues.
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    Camellia oil is the traditional blade oil used by Japanese swordsmiths for preserving steel blades. However, it is high in oleic acid and it will oxidize (turn rancid) over time. However, as a monosaturated fatty acid, oleic acid is less susceptible to rancidity than polyunsaturated fatty acids. For short term storage, camellia oil, or even olive oil would be suitable.

    For long term storage of blades, it would be best to use either a fat high in saturated fatty acid such as coconut oil, tallow or lard, or a petroleum based oil such as mineral oil or petrolatum (Vaseline). Waxes such as Rennaisance wax are also suitable. Many gun oils, such as Rem Oil are basically a lightweight mineral oil, so they will work.

    Food grade silicone spray might also work, but if you get any on the scales, you might have difficulty maintaining a proper grip on the razor.

    Since the blade will be in contact with your skin, it would be best to avoid any substance that is toxic.

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    Just a thin coat of mineral oil.

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    Balistol for regular storage. The blades that get used regularly just sit in the open, so far no issues. The true rare specimens that will live unused get wrapped in VCI and placed in plastic bags with dessicant.
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