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Old 07-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #12
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,604
Re: Shinken Rust Problem

Well, non stainless blades might need to be cared for periodically. It is just the nature of the beast. Especially if you live close to the ocean with the salt in the air, well, it is just prudent to clean and oil every few weeks. You could try oiling it and wrapping it in plastic wrap to create an air tight seal. Often if you're judicious it can then be put back *gently* in to the saya. But really most of the time in the saya is just fine as long as you oiled it correctly. Yeah, once every few months give it a wipe, but in *most* areas that should be fine.

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