Sperm Oil

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Sperm Oil came from Sperm Whales, it was the premium oil produced by the whaling industry. 

In days long gone, sperm oil was the lubricant of choice and it was highly recommended for use on intricate mechanical devices, sewing machines, watches, etc.  It was also the darling lubricant of the sharpening industry; the labels on the oldest Pike Whetstones referenced sperm oil as the honing medium of choice. 


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