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gic
07-22-2013, 09:42 PM
I am about to force a patina on my kasumi shig and of course am nervous :- ), but the darkhorse video inspired me.

http://***********************/2011/01/forcing-patina-on-shigefusa-240-kasumi.html

I was thinking about how to prep the surface and it occurred tome that a "magic eraser" might be ideal as the final cleanup touch before the act.

And I was wondering what people thought about magic eraser to clean knives here...?

panda
07-22-2013, 10:17 PM
Use 0000 fine steel wool, I did that and acid etched my shig and got nice three shades of grey patina.

greasedbullet
07-22-2013, 10:19 PM
So apparently the link got censored or something so I don't know what you are talking about, but I normally just start forcing the patina with no prep at all. Sometimes there is a lacquer on the blade that needs to be removed and 0000 steel wool does the trick.

So I guess I am wondering what do you need to prep?

gic
07-22-2013, 10:28 PM
Everything I read said if there are any oil residues (even from fingerprints) or dirt the process doesn't go as well as one likes.

I wonder why they censored a link to an amateur blog - apologies if I broke some rule...

GlassEye
07-22-2013, 10:31 PM
Everything I read said if there are any oil residues (even from fingerprints) or dirt the process doesn't go as well as one likes.

I wonder why they censored a link to an amateur blog - apologies if I broke some rule...

Cleaning with acetone will probably do the trick if there aren't any scratches you want to remove first.

Pensacola Tiger
07-22-2013, 10:33 PM
Everything I read said if there are any oil residues (even from fingerprints) or dirt the process doesn't go as well as one likes.

I wonder why they censored a link to an amateur blog - apologies if I broke some rule...

Whether you use a magic eraser or 0000 steel wool, I recommend acetone on a clean cloth as the final step to ensure that there are no oils on the surface.

Rick

greasedbullet
07-22-2013, 10:44 PM
Everything I read said if there are any oil residues (even from fingerprints) or dirt the process doesn't go as well as one likes.

Ah yes, forgot about this. Acetone works great for this task.