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    Question Any Oil to Fight Rust?

    1a. Razors only need to be protected with oil for storage, or do razors need to be protected with oil after every shave?

    1b. Can a razor really suffer rust damage less than one hour after its use if it is not protected with oil?

    2. What oil works best? Do I really need to buy something specific or will household oil work (olive oil/nut oil)?

    Thanks to the seasoned vets for their help!

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    I shave with a spoon on a stick. Slartibartfast's Avatar
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    I just use mineral oil on mine, cheap and works well.

    If your razor is in a very humid environment, yes it can rust in an hour.

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    I'm not custom to razors yet, but I forged a kitchen knife from butter-iron and carbon steel. Carbon steel is also the best steel type for razors since it is very easy to get a good, lasting edge, that you can get scarry sharp. In comparison, stainless steel is cr*p compared. But these materials are likely to catch a spot of rust, but my master ( jean-josť tritz, Messer - Jean Jos Tritz - Hamburg ) said that the best oil to protect this kind of knife, is almond oil. Simple salad oil I asked him about olive oil or raps oil, but he said that they do not work as well.

    If I were you, I'd go find me a bottle of almond oil. And maybe also a bottle of Amaretto

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    There are a number of things to use. You don't want to use something that has chemicals in it like 3 in 1 oil.You also don't want to use an oil that can go rancid for longer term storage and you don't want something that deteriorates by itself or is too light. Personally, I like Sterol. Some like sentry solutions but there's lots of stuff you can use.
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    I just rinse my razor in hot water and dry it off with a towel. Have no had any problem with rust, even though it is a carbon steel razor.

    I let if air dry and put it away in a drawer away from the bathroom.

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    I have also heard that Vaseline is ok to use but I'm not sure if that is true though. It would be a cheap and effective way since just about everyone has some in their bathroom.

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