Ballistol is a practical lubricant oil that has been in use since 1904. Yes, that is over a century! And if you believe "time will tell," it's telling us something! It was a professor of chemistry who was contracted by the German Imperial Army to come up with a solution for cleaning guns. With decades of use, it has become popular for many other reasons. It is kind to our environment too! It's uses are vast from cleaning, protecting and preserving firearms, leather products, wood, metal and beyond ! We carry both the solution as well as wipes that can easily be used when you are on the run. This is a product that we like to recommend for maintaining straight razors as well as safety razors. But, having this product in the house for multiple uses will be an asset for anyone.