Camellia Oil

NIWAKI

Camellia Oil

£8.00 £6.40

The Japanese solution for keeping your tools clean and rust-free.
Oil from the seeds of Camellia oleifera (same family as Camellia and tea) is the traditional Japanese choice for protecting tools from rust: use it when cleaning, and as a regular protective coating. Leaves a lovely deep, non-oily finish, and it’s odourless and tasteless (handy for kitchen knives, but don’t try drinking it.)
The real trick with caring for your tools is to do it – it doesn’t really matter exactly what, just get on with it.

18 in stock

Specifications

  • 47 g

About Niwaki

Almost everything in the Niwaki range is what the owners use themselves. Jake’s first day of pine pruning in Osaka, he was given a pair of garden scissors, still sharp as anything, more than a decade later. Brother-in-law Haruyasu bought Jake his first pair of Japanese shears, and he’s rarely used anything else since. Keiko uses her garden scissors in the house to cut flowers – she never cleans them, they go rusty, and Jake has to revive them, but they’re still working. Grandpa reaches for his trusty pruning saw when he wanders off to reap havoc in the woodland… It’s all good stuff, and they’re proud of it.