Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance
Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance
Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance
Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance

Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance

Sale price $28.99 Regular price $44.99

Included in the Kit

Complete sword and knife cleaning kit in traditional Japanese box.  The kit is originally made for Katana swords but can be used for all high carbon and Damascus steel blades.  The kit includes: 


Uchiko ball

Sword oil

Cleaning cloth

Storage Box

How to Use the Kit

Mekugi-Nuki- Brass mallet: Unscrew the short pin on top of the Mekuginuki, then place the bigger end of the pin on top of the Mekugi and hammer gently. When the Menuki is partially removed, turn the pin and finish the job.  Mekugi (peg) removal tool. A brass hammer or wooden mallet and a punch can also be used.  We do not recommend that steel tools be used that could damage the blade.

Uchiko Ball- Finely ground stone powder (hazuya and jizuya) in a silk ball: The blade should first be wiped with the cleaning cloth to remove the old oil. Uchiko may then be applied in one of two ways. The most common method is to gently tap the Uchiko ball every few inches along the flat of the blade on one side and then the other. The more traditional method is to hold the blade vertically and tap the ball every few inches along the spine. The fine powder particles will be drawn to the blade while the heavier powder particles will fall past the blade. The powder should then removed from the blade with another cloth wiping over the spine from hilt to tip in one direction. Remember, you are simply removing the powder and excess oil at this point – you’re not polishing nor do you want to scratch the blade. Once the powder has been removed the blade may be inspected, and a new light coating of oil may be applied to the blade, using a soft clean cloth or tissue. 

Sword Oil- Use the cleaning cloth to wipe a light coating of oil on the blade.

Sword and Knife Cleaning Kit - Maintenance

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Blade and shipping

I actually had a good experience with Blades. The sword itself is great and have enjoyed practicing with it. I kept the steel blade and gave my son the Damascus. I like both. The mailing was the only hitch. For whatever reason, the tracking was off and it didn’t get sent immediately. This was easily fixed with an email to Battling Blades. They were very responsive and fixed it immediately. I would certainly order again from this site.

Good conversation starter and show piece

I bought this beautiful cutlass to go with my submarine memorabilia collection and the comments made and conversations it's started have been wonderful. With a small LED light shining on the blade, the swirls of the metal POP and are amazing. Worth the money and the wait. Thank you!

Works as intended

There isn't much to say, it ships just about exactly what the pictures would lead you to believe, everything is functional, and the box is large enough to store a few extra supplies that you can and probably will end up purchasing. The brass mallet is a must for the katana.

Great Blades

My husband loves these blades. Took a bit longer than expected but he is very happy with the blades and impressed by the craftsmanship put into them.

Nice Little Kit

I have not used the kit yet but after a damaged kit arrived I emailed the shop and they sent a new one right away. The new kit arrived safely and I will give it a try soon. Great customer service.

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