FILE - Feather Edge
SHARPENING STONE - Wet
The OKATSUNE SHARPENING STONE is a 600 grit wet stone, designed for your standard garden tools such as secateurs, snips, hedge shears and loppers.
To use the wet stone, first soak it in water which will give you a better result. Hold the stone along the cutting edge of your blade and grind along the bevel about 10 - 20 times. Turn your blade over and grind 5 - 10 times lightly taking off the burr (any filings that may have appeared due to sharpening the cutting edge).
SHARPENING STONE - Dry
The CASTELLARI SHARPENING STONE is a course grit dry stone which can be used for sharpening your garden tools such as secateurs, snips, hedge shears and loppers.
To use the dry stone, hold it along the cutting edge of your blade and grind along the bevel about 5 - 10 times. Turn your blade over and grind 3 - 5 times lightly taking off the burr (any filings that may have appeared due to sharpening the cutting edge).
FILE - Diamond Sharpener
The EZE LAP DIAMOND SHARPENER is built with superior materials and technology, lasts for a very long time, and is ideal for tools of all descriptions. We've chosen the medium grit model and believe this is enough for sharpening up most secateurs, snips, hedge shears and even loppers.
Keep your blades sharp for maximum results and sharp blades make your job a lot easier. On most blades you will see a bevel (the angle that ends at the sharp edge), that's the edge that needs to be sharpened. Bypass type tools will only have a bevel on one side of the blade. Anvil type tools will have a bevel on both sides of the blade. We recommend you give 9 - 10 strokes with your sharpener along each bevel which will bring your edge back quickly and effectively.
It is important to remember however, the diamond sharpener will not work at its best if your blades are dirty or rusty. Keep your tools clean and dry and then give them a quick sharpen when you're ready to use them again.
With Silky Saws, refer to the Silky Technology page in each of the saw entries to see which saws are sharpenable.
FILE - Acciano
The CASTELLARI ACCIANO is a handy tool sharpener the same size as a pen and has a lovely thin sharpening edge. It is perfect for giving all your gardening tools a good old touch up, as well as those blunt scissors in the kitchen. Secateurs, loppers, pruning saws and even the blades of hand tools come up sharp after a few swipes across this. Recommended for the sharpening of your tools as they restore the cutting edge without wearing it down and therefore making the blade last longer.
CAMELLIA OIL is great for the protection of corrosion on your tools and blades. It is a versatile, light oil, from the seeds of the camellia tree and is acid free, is not volatile, and is not susceptible to resinification, making it the ideal oil to protect tools from rust.
Made from pure natural plant product mixed with mineral oil, it is especially suited for the preservation of hand tools.
Available in 3 convenient sizes - a 100ml refill bottle and a 240ml atomiser spray bottle (both with oil), and a small applicator bottle (without oil).
Silky Saws NZ also import a 100% pure version of Camellia oil, which is great for your skin and hair - and is also food safe for chefs knives.
Made in Japan.
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CAMELLIA OIL - 100% Pure
This 72ml bottle of 100% PURE CAMELLIA OIL is made in Japan by Kurobara, and is cold pressed by a raw squeezing method of the wild harvested seeds of the Camellia tree flower. Cold pressing is a labour-intensive mechanical process that ensures the maximum possible amount of the oil's character and nutritional content is preserved.
100% Pure Camellia Oil has been used in Japan for hundreds of years to protect skin and hair... and tools.
100% pure camellia oil is an Emollient (something that softens skin and hair) and approximately 82% of its fatty acids are composed of Oleic Acid (Omega 9). Omega 9 is a remarkable transdermal carrier and is very effective in enhancing the skin's moisture retention ability. It is quickly absorbed and permeates deep into the lower layers of the skin, promoting cell growth and giving the skin support and flexibility. The other key components of camellia oil include vitamin A, B, and E (tocotrienols), linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and lastly all three omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Here are some reasons this 100% pure version of oil is so good...
Camellia oil is packed full of anti-oxidants and omega fatty acids to fight against the signs of aging. It is naturally rich in vitamin A, which helps to even out your skin tone. In Japan, many people also use camellia oil as a massage oil, which can be especially helpful for the prevention and treatment of sagging cheeks, wrinkles and maintaining elasticity and tone of the skin. The Japanese believe in prevention, not cure, so they use massage techniques regularly to maintain the health and vitality of their skin.
As camellia oil only has a comedogenic rating of 1, it’s unlikely to cause acne or make acne prone skin worse. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help soothe inflammation caused by acne, including red and sore skin. Many people with acne have less linoleic acid in their skin. As this is a component of camellia oil, applying it can top up the levels of linoleic acid. And by doing so, acne is less likely to appear.
Overall Body Oil
The antioxidant and fatty acid content of camellia oil makes it a nourishing overall body oil suitable to tend to our areas most vulnerable to become dry or flaky. This is one of the Japanese Camellia oil benefits: the power to boost the skins moisture levels of areas like the elbows, knees and heels. If you apply it as soon as stepping out of the shower when the body is still damp, water will get trapped between the oil and the skin for optimal hydration. Rub gently into the skin until it’s absorbed.
Nail and Hand Care
Camellia oil can be used on nails to strengthen and soften dry or brittle nails. Smooth, shiny and healthy looking nails can be achieved by rubbing a couple of drops into the nails either with a cotton pad or with your hands. This is recommended to do after washing hands with lukewarm water. The hands can also be moisturised by camellia oil. People also often forget about the hands when it comes to looking after the skin, so they’re often the first giveaway on someone’s age. By giving yourself a hand massage with camellia oil every day, as well as feeling relaxed, you will have perfectly soft, smooth, youthful hands you can elegantly show off to the world.
Commonly used as a hair treatment or leave in conditioner, camellia oil is deeply moisturising and nourishing for healthy, luscious locks. There is a reason why Japanese women are renowned for their shiny, sleek hair, and it's probably because of camellia oil. After washing, camellia oil is carefully rubbed into the ends of hair to offer nourishment with its anti-oxidant power, promoting repair for soft, smooth hair.
100% pure camellia oil is a food safe product and therefore is especially suited for the preservation and protection of kitchen knives. Chefs all over the world will rub 100% pure camellia along their knife blades after use to give that extra bit of protection.
Silky Saws NZ also import in a version of mixed Camellia and Mineral Oil which is suitable for the protection of your hand tools and blades.
Made in Japan
KNIFE SHARPENING GUIDE
High quality knives should always be sharpened on stones, and if sharpened correctly you should have a consistent bevel along the length of the blade. Holding this bevel is the most important and difficult part of knife sharpening, and here's why the TOGERU KNIFE SHARPENING GUIDE is so good. The sharpening guide is a clip that snaps on to the back of your knife so you can work at a constant angle (15°).
The guide works with great success on knives from approx. 10cm to 20cm in length, but it can be used on longer knives if you move the guide along the blade (or use more than one guide). The clip is made of plastic so that it doesn't scratch the knife, and the part that runs along the sharpening stone is a very smooth hard ceramic material that won't wear easily or gouge a hollow in your stone. The Togeru Knife Sharpening Guide makes sharpening knives faster with less effort.
- Be careful not to cut yourself when sharpening your knife
- When you are placing pressure during sharpening, keep your fingers away from the cutting edge of your knife
- Once your knives are sharpened, keep them safe and oil your blades for extra protection. We recommend you use our food safe 100% Pure Camellia Oil
- Made in Japan