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Old 03-02-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Post maintain your weapons

A question: what is the best way to keep up your weapons? What kind of polish do I need to keep the wood of my bokken, jo and tanto moist? Thanx.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: maintain your weapons

I like beeswax and orange oil. Another popular treatment is a mix of tung oil and linseed oil. First use fine sandpaper or steel wool to smooth out any nicks and to remove any existing varnish. Then, work in the oil with your bare hands.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: maintain your weapons

Some already existing threads on this subject:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6020
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7191
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1704
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2276

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Old 03-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Re: maintain your weapons

I like mineral oil or vegitable oil. Both or inexpensive and at least the vegitable oil is usually in the house. I like to keep a piece of 100 grit sand paper in my dojo bag in case I get a splinter in class I can quickly sand it out and continue class without injuring anyone. Later I sand it down with higher grit paper and oil it again. I've got one bokken with about 15 years of use on it using mostly vegitable oil.
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