The Hodge Standard Silk Oboe Swab
The oboe swabs clean the entire instrument fully assembled. They have a safety cord on the back-end, so that if there were a knot in one and it got stuck, it could be pulled back out the way it went in. All oboe swabs use a straight weight.
The Qualities of Silk
All Hodge silk swabs are made from 100% silk and come in performers black, royal blue, burgundy, forest green, deep purple, hot pink and silver. Silk is very absorbent, soaking up water in instruments better than any other natural material on the market, including both cotton and chamois. Most uniquely, silk is also very compressible, making it possible to pull through instruments with large variations in bore size. In addition, silk is lint free.