(How to treat your sword)
One of the more contentious topics in the Nihonto community is concerning the cleaning of Japanese swords. I have included a link to the care guide of Aoi-art.com, where Tsuruta San takes care of hundreds of nihonto:
I, like many nihonto owners, use microfiber cloth instead of tissue to clean our blades. Uchiko balls, especially in cheap cleaning kits, can cause scratching. Microfiber cloth is cheap, safe, and effective. I use Fujishiro Oil. The link below shows why...
Care and Cleaning:
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