Hodge Silk Swabs
All Hodge silk swabs are made from 100% silk. 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.
Bassoon, bassoon bocal, trumpet, and french horn swabs use a ball chain, which is very effective as a weight and more flexible than traditional straight weights. The ball chain is non-abrasive and does not scratch the bore or other parts of the instrument when used properly.
The bassoon swab can clean both the boot joint and the wing joint. Only one swab is needed to go through the entire body of the instrument.