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    Default How often do others oil the blade to prevent rust?

    I feel like I wouldn't need to after every shave; but I'm asking because I am not sure.
    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    After every shave. I store my razors in my bathroom and they need it. It harms nothing and only takes a few seconds to do it.

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    Same after each shave

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    Default Oiling Razors

    Hello, buddyjason:

    I put a light coat of camellia oil on the blade after every shave. My bathroom is a bit humid and I don't want to take a chance in the razors rusting. It's amazing how fast carbon steel begins to rust. Also, the oil does not hurt the blade, to my knowledge, anyway.

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    I keep my razors in a razor roil in my bed, so out of the bathroom. I used to put oil on them after every shave, but I don't bother anymore. I just dry it off after shaving, strop it, then put it in the razor roll. No problems with rust. But I think it depends where you store it.

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    I oil after each use.

    Rust is insidious. Once it starts, one has to get under it to remove it and keep it from returning.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

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    I picked up a micro fibre cloth and treated it with Tuf-Glide(R). Now I just use that to wipe them down after shaving and stroping.

    Works great on knifes also!

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    If I use a razor multiple days I don't but otherwise I use sterol on them. Also I live in single digit humidity.
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    I dry the razor off well and put it away. I have never oiled and none of mine have ever developed rust.

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    I oil razors after every shave & razors in storage once a month. High humidity here.
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