Put the scabbard next to your left leg, with the opening facing to your rear, and the convex
part of the scabbard facing your leg. Move the sword to your left hand, holding it with the
edge pointing upward and to your right.
Take, either, a piece of clean sword-cleaning paper, or use unscented tissues as they keep clean in
their boxes. With it remove any small pieces of wood from the scabbard using a brushing motion.
Next, with another piece of paper, remove the old oil from the blade by applying it at the base and fold
it around the back / ridge. Then, with a single motion, wipe upward toward the point, with the paper,
applying a little pressure. Do not move the paper back and forth please.
Reapply the paper at the base and wipe again. Make at least three unidirectional strokes in this way.