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Vladimir
02-08-2012, 08:19 AM
Not long ago, got a knife from one forum participant :)
Strokes on the knife from the manufacturer, catching up on me melancholy.:(
"Good" cold winter and a few free evenings polishing.
It's not perfect, there are many small scratches, but it's better than it was :D:D:D

to
http://imglink.ru/pictures/08-02-12/52c3f46b38a7eae31cea9834e6ed62b1.jpg

after

http://talks.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pictures/005706/5706522.jpg
http://talks.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pictures/005706/5706538.jpg
http://talks.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pictures/005706/5706532.jpg
http://talks.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pictures/005706/5706526.jpg
http://talks.guns.ru/forums/icons/forum_pictures/005706/5706540.jpg

rahimlee54
02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
Much better nice job.

stevenStefano
02-08-2012, 09:29 AM
Looks good to me. Hell of a difference from when it was new

Peco
02-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Where is my patina :spankarse:

Nice job though :D

oivind_dahle
02-08-2012, 10:50 AM
Nice Job!

you all know what I think about carter :)

Marko Tsourkan
02-08-2012, 10:59 AM
Nice job. Is the sticking an issue with this high polish?

M

Vladimir
02-08-2012, 11:11 AM
Nice job. Is the sticking an issue with this high polish?

M

honestly
After polishing did not cut anything yet, although I have no problem with sticking food, I just do not pay attention to it.:D

Where is my patina :spankarse:

Nice job though :D
do not worry, it will appear after the first use of a knife in the kitchen.:knife:
PS Thanks for the knife:doublethumbsup:

Peco
02-08-2012, 11:13 AM
PS Thanks for the knife:doublethumbsup:

U r welcome, glad you like it :)

PierreRodrigue
02-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Nice Job! Shows what you can do with a little bit of love.

dbesed
02-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Now, it deserve a new handle :)

Very nice job. Did you use sand paper?

Vladimir
02-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Now, it deserve a new handle :)

Very nice job. Did you use sand paper?

The handle is very comfortable, I see no reason to replace it.:biggrin:
I used the sandpaper (in which I wrapped a small nagura)from the auto shops 120-5000, then a little bit of natural stone.:wink:

Eamon Burke
02-08-2012, 03:22 PM
I'm willing to wager that it will patina slower than expected now that it's shiny...but the patina will be quite satisfying.

kalaeb
02-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Well done vladimir. Makes me want to attempt mine again

Cadillac J
02-08-2012, 04:22 PM
I'm willing to wager that it will patina slower than expected now that it's shiny...but the patina will be quite satisfying.

Hmm, I would of said the opposite of the first part. Although I don't mirror polish my entire blades, I've noticed that when convexing/hamaguriba the face into the bevel (which results into a mirrored finish over a centimeter wide) that the patina seems to react more rapidly on this smooth surface on my carbons.

I do agree that 'cooler' patinas seem to develop on mirrored areas though...seen some really awesome blues and purples on the edge of my Takeda after polishing the bevels up to my 10K SS.

Peco
02-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Mine (a blue #2) got patina rather quick after a polish. Actually after a few cuts ...

ThEoRy
02-08-2012, 05:00 PM
Nice work!

Andrew H
02-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Nice job, it looks great.

DeepCSweede
02-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Nicely done:goodpost:

gentlecook
02-08-2012, 10:07 PM
congratz Vladimir !

nice result and i nice NEW photos =)

mr drinky
02-08-2012, 10:50 PM
Just saw this. Strong work Vlad.

Btw, when I have mirror finishes like that, at first they are very non-sticky. It is almost like there is a saliva on it and things slide all over, then it gets really sticky, and after that the patina takes over and it gets better again. I'd love to take that Carter through this process.

k.

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Well done Vladimir.

Handsome knife.