While I do not doubt Brithael knows what he is doing as the master smith of Limsa Lominsa... pouring clove oil on these newly crafted iron pliers seems odd.
Surely the smoke point of clove oil is quite low. It seems doubtful that it would work well when using them to bend hot metal. I would rather my pliers not burst into flames while attempting any smith work.
At least they smell nice I suppose.