Niwaki Crean Mate
Niwaki Crean Mate
Niwaki Crean Mate

Niwaki Crean Mate

Regular price £15.00 Sale

The Niwaki Crean Mate is a fab little scouring block for cleaning resin, rust and other gunks from blades. Dip one end of the block into some water for a few seconds (you don't need to soak it like a wet stone.) Then use the Crean Mate as you would a rubber. It will develop a small amount of slurry that helps clean rust and sap from the surface metal.  It has a fairly rough texture and might scratch polished surfaces, so we suggest testing before use on prize blades.

You can use Crean Mate with oil, rather than water, but I prefer using water.  Once you've switched to oil you'd need to stay with it.

The Crean Mate block is 6.5 x 4.0 x 1.8cm - which seems small but it lasts a really long time. 

You can buy Niwaki Crean Mate individually, or as part of one of our Secateur Maintenance Kits.

If you want to learn more about how to use Niwaki Crean Mate - to easily clean, sharpen and repair garden secateurs - using Crean mate, Niwaki sharpening stones and Camellia oil - you can either watch our Instagram video (just click on the box) or you can read our Tinker and Fix 'how to' maintenance mindset blog.  

 

 

** For a long time we referred to this as 'Cream Mate' - as both of us are dyslexic so we read what we thought we saw, rather than what was written.  It's never been 'cream mate' - always 'crean mate'!