Sperm Whale Oil information
Not to Hijack the thread but Sperm Whale Oil is a fantastic firearms oil.
BAD for the Whales but, good for the shooters...there is about none around anymore.
I still have some very old stock for my own personal use.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SPERM WHALE OIL
Sperm Whale oil was THE High R.O.F. Machine Gun Oil of choice.
It does NOT freeze or thicken in Ultra~Cold temps AKA Sub~Zero.
It's still the only lubrication suitable for use in DEEP SPACE APPLICATIONS.
Our Fed Gov...keeps a reserve supply of it.
It was used in War II by the British as a foot rub to prevent trench foot.
It was the best oil for muzzle loading patch ball lubrication
It was the best oil for reconditioning old, dry leather since it most closely replicated both human & animal natural skin oils.
It was used for slot machines (because it stays where you put it) ~ & peanut/bubble gum vending machines since it contains no petroleum solvents or by~products AKA no solvent smell.
It does not permanently stain clothing.
At one time highly refined whale oil was used a gynecological instrument lubricating oil. (no "wise" comments please)
It was used as a "base" oil for balms and salves & lotions.
It was used as a fine clock & watch oil.
It was the best ship chronograph oil.
Yes, you're correct I think Corvette used it as a transmission oil?
I use it to final "wet sand" my ivory since it does not make ivory transparent & it helps to promote a beautiful natural patina.
It was used as a furniture polishing oil as it replaced the natural oils in wood without degrading the wood fiber structure.
CURRINS WHALE OIL PASTE was a mixture of Whale Oil & Pine Pitch and it was used to totally waterproof LumberJack Boots And MAN DID THAT EVER STINK!
Oh...I could probably think of lots more.
BUT, it requires killing whales to get it & that is why you'll not ever see it being produced or used anymore.
There you have it folks...MORE than you EVER wanted to know about Sperm Whale Oil. :rofl: