Ryujin Swords

Sword Care

001 Sword care kit in a handmade kiri wood box. This top-quality Japanese kit consists of sword oil, a large uchiko, nugui paper, a flannel case and mekugi-nuki.

The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. The oil is also of the correct viscosity; the 'heavier' oils found in cheap kits can damage the saya. 42.00



002 Sword care kit in a large double-staged handmade kiri wood box. This top-quality Japanese kit contains everything you need: sword oil, a large uchiko, nugui paper, a flannel case, mekugi-nuki and fukusa.

The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. The oil is also of the correct viscosity; the 'heavier' oils found in cheap kits can damage the saya. 60.00


003 Sword care kit in a pocket-sized portable plastic case. Useful for those occasions when having a larger care kit would be inconvenient. This top-quality Japanese kit consists of sword oil, an uchiko without a handle, nugui paper, flannel case and a small mekugi-nuki.

The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. The oil is also of the correct viscosity; the 'heavier' oils found in cheap kits can damage the saya. 42.00


004 Sword care kit in a presentation box. This top-quality Japanese kit consists of a cardboard box containing sword oil, a small uchiko, nugui paper and a flannel case.

The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. The oil is also of the correct viscosity; the 'heavier' oils found in cheap kits can damage the saya. 28.65





005 Small Uchiko. The uchiko contains high quality powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. 14.62


006 Large boxed uchiko. The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. 17.44


007 Small uchiko without handle. The uchiko contains high quality pure powdered uchigumori, not the talc or chalk substitutes found in cheaper kits, both of which can damage a good polish. 12.00


008 Small bottle of sword oil. 20 cc of choji oil. This oil is of the correct viscosity. The 'heavier', cheaper, substitutes can cause the saya to swell and bind, and even rot. 12.82


009 Large sword oil. 100 cc choji oil. This oil is of the correct viscosity. The 'heavier', cheaper, subsitutes can cause the saya to swell and bind, and even rot. 18.56



010 Extra large sword oil. 1000 cc choji oil. This oil is of the correct viscosity. The 'heavier', cheaper, substitutes can cause the saya to swell and bind, and even rot. 83.80


011 Portable sword oil bottle. 5 cc choji oil. This oil is of the correct viscosity. The 'heavier', cheaper, subsitutes can cause the saya to swell and bind, and even rot. 9.00


012 Mekugi-nuki. Brass hammer/awl combination for removing the mekugi. 15.63




013 Mekugi-nuki, boxed. 17.04



014 Deluxe mekugi-nuki. Gilt mekugi-nuki set in a box. 25.00


015 Small mekugi-nuki. Small size for portable care kit. 14.45



017 Nugui paper. Two sheets of traditional Japanese mulberry paper for wiping oil and uchiko powder from the blade. 12.80


165 Sekkaboku. Indian ink for drawing oshigata. 18.60


166 Oshigata paper. For drawing oshigata of nakago. 12.19



171 Katana-makura, synthetic. The makura is a soft pillow on which a sword blade is rested when it is set down during inspection. It is intended to protect the blade and the handler during inspection. Makura are approximately 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter and 7 inches (17.78 cm) long. 25.40


172 Silk katana-makura. The makura is a soft pillow on which a sword blade is rested when it is set down during inspection. It is intended to protect the blade and the handler during inspection. Makura are approximately 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter and 7 inches (17.78 cm) long. 38.09


173 Fukusa, synthetic fibre. The fukusa is a handkerchief used to hold or grasp the blade during inspection, and thus protect the steel from the corrosive salts and oils of the skin. Approximately 10" x 11" in size. Purple. 22.09


174 Silk fukusa. The fukusa is a handkerchief used to hold or grasp the blade during inspection, and thus protect the steel from the corrosive salts and oils of the skin. Approximately 10" x 11" in size, boxed. Purple. 36.73


175 Nakago-nuki. This tool is used to remove a frozen tsuka from the nakago. The head of the mallet is 2.25 inches (5.72 cm) long and made of polished rosewood. It is mounted on a long bamboo wood handle 9.50 inches (24.13 cm) in length. The rosewood splint is 5.25 inches (13.34 cm) long. 56.84


315 Deluxe ebony toolbox. A handmade toolbox of real ebony wood for containing all your sword tools, plus oil and uchiko paper. 11.02 inches wide x 5.5 inches deep x 13 inches high (28 cm x 14 cm x 33 cm). Click on the picture for a larger image. The tools illustrated in the picture are not included in the price. 420.00



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