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ChuckTheButcher
01-16-2014, 11:19 PM
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.
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knyfeknerd
01-17-2014, 12:41 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.

mkriggen
01-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Wow, that masanobu came out sweet:thumbsup:

Be well,
Mikey

gunnerjohn
01-17-2014, 12:55 AM
Beautiful etching

ChuckTheButcher
01-17-2014, 01:40 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.

erikz
01-17-2014, 02:45 AM
I really love this etching, the black is really nice and contrasting opposed to steels. What etching agent did you use on these?

Ucmd
01-17-2014, 04:55 AM
Does this etching fade with use or is it permanent.

ChuckTheButcher
01-17-2014, 09:12 AM
I followed Dave's method in the thread damascus re-etching.

Bill13
01-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Chuck, how long did they take you to do? They look like ocean waves, really nice!

ChuckTheButcher
01-17-2014, 09:43 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.

quantumcloud509
01-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Masanobu is nice, Carter is alright, but the Hiro looks badass - an innaturally rugged pattern looks like a shredder. Sweet dude!