Clove oil is used traditionally for oiling of Japanese swords / nihonto. You can however use it for scissors, knives, basically all metal tools. A light coat will protect your Japanese sword or other metal tools from rusting. Application is only needed 1-2 times a year, depending on your climate you should adjust accordingly.
We also stock 20 & 1000cc clove oil container.
Periodically you may want to wipe your sword clean of layers of oil with 91 or higher isopropyl alcohol. Apply a small amount to a generic kleenex with no additives, wipe your sword (habaki upwards), view your sword, re-oil lightly before putting it away. You can buy this at your local pharmacy, or grocery store. You can also buy it larger quantity for lesser cost at costco or sam’s club.