The latest generation of Flute Flag Swabs now comes in a take-down version that enables it to be carried easily in one's gig bag or case. This version is 28" assembled and can very effectively remove the condensation from the flute bore all of the way up to and including the cork face. This can be done without taking the flute apart.
The handle rods for Take-Down Flute Flag Swabs are made of solid plastic rods which may bend, but will not break. The take down swab version can also be used unassembled as a short handled swab to wipe the bore of a disassembled flute. This feature makes it a two in one sort of multi function tool.
Dimensions: 14" Long Disassembled, 28" Long Assembled
Various Colors available to fit all styles!
Washing Instructions: All of these Flag swabs can and should be hand washed (the fabric portion only) in a gentle liquid dish washing detergent solution (make certain that suds show throughout the fabric), rinsed and then air dried. The swabs are most effective when they are clean. If your swab fails to properly absorb water, then it does need washing, even if it is new. Washing the fabric of a new swab helps activate the absorbency of the fabric. These swabs should not be stored in temperatures higher than 120 Degrees F. The take-down swab handles should not be exposed to excessive lateral forces, i.e., bending.