Posted By: Charles Bush
- verified customerI ordered this alongside my first carbon Japanese kitchen knife. The oil was packed well (no spills, which is impressive since there is no freshness seal such as is ubiquitous on most other products of this type. Exactly as described, this is pure Tsubaki oil, completely unscented and thinner than your typical mineral oil. Good for anything knife related, it is very effective for honing on oil stones and works well as a handle oil too. The primary use of this oil, however, is as a rust preventative. I really can't comment on this aspect much, only time (and a few humid summers) will really tell.
In the end, the Tsubaki oil has proven indistinguishable from USP mineral oil in my use, aside from the slight difference in consistency, I am glad to have tried this product, but in the future, I will reserve this oil for occasional use until I can tell a difference.
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