View Full Version : My first acid etchings

01-17-2014, 12:19 AM
So tonight I did an acid etch on a hiromoto as suji, carter gyuto and a masanobu gyuto. Here they are. I forgot to take before photos.

01-17-2014, 01:41 AM
Looks good Chuck. Did you sand any of them down first?
I'll bet the dammy would pop a little more, but I'm actually really surprised at how much the VG-10 colored up.

01-17-2014, 01:52 AM
Wow, that masanobu came out sweet:thumbsup:

Be well,

01-17-2014, 01:55 AM
Beautiful etching

01-17-2014, 02:40 AM
I us micro mesh Mx and regular micro mesh although the carter could have used a little better job. I was surprised the damascus in the masanobu didn't come out more. I think I might try another soak on it. I was also very surprised how much the vg-10 core darkened.

01-17-2014, 03:45 AM
I really love this etching, the black is really nice and contrasting opposed to steels. What etching agent did you use on these?

01-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Does this etching fade with use or is it permanent.

01-17-2014, 10:12 AM
I followed Dave's method in the thread damascus re-etching.

01-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Chuck, how long did they take you to do? They look like ocean waves, really nice!

01-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Not long at all the etching it self only a few minutes per knife. A little longer for the masanobu. There are a couple blemishes on the carter and hiromoto when you get up close. All and all I am very happy with them though.

01-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Masanobu is nice, Carter is alright, but the Hiro looks badass - an innaturally rugged pattern looks like a shredder. Sweet dude!