BALLISTOL has been around in Europe for over three generations. Originally invented for military use it became a household word in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Millions of users have experimented with BALLISTOL and found new surprising applications for it, some of which reach into the field of veterinary and even human medicine.
At the turn of the century the German Army began looking for a versatile oil to be used by soldiers in combat - a substance that could be used to clean and protect metallic rifle parts, to protect leather gear and wooden gun stocks - and even to disinfect minor cuts and scratches. The army turned to the Klever Company. In 1904 the company succeeded in creating a new oil with amazing capabilities - called Ballistol, a combination of the word Ballistic and the Latin word for oil, “oleum”. The army tested the and approved this new “Ballistic Oil” and began using it in 1905
It soon became obvious that the new wonder oil had truly amazing capabilities. The Army tested it and adopted it in 1905 and it stayed in use until 1945. But the word had spread and within a decade hunters, boaters, motorists, hikers, mountaineers, and outdoor sportsmen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were using the new miracle oil.