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Vertigo
02-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Only on KKF would a thread title like that have any sort of meaning whatsoever! :tongue:

Anyways, I recently had my Misono carbon etched to enhance the darkness of the dragon. The blade was sanded down except for the dragon itself, and since it's return I've washed it a number of times and sharpened it. In use, it never discolored any food or left any residue behind when wiped with a towel. Today, however, I tasked it with a gigantic block of swiss cheese, and after grunting and groaning and struggling to split the tightly compressed loaf of swiss in twain, I noticed that both sides of the cheese had a few dark gray streaks from the knife. Anyone else with an etched knife had this happen before? I can't tell if it was simply the carbon steel discoloring the product, or perhaps an upper layer of etched/oxidized metal being stripped off by the intense suction/compression of the cheese. I naturally threw the discolored product away, but I'm not sure if there's something else I need to do to the knife to "stabilize" the etching.

sachem allison
02-12-2012, 11:21 PM
you may have had some excess etchant in the engraving that worked itself loose from that sticky cheese. scrub it lightly with a soft tooth brush and you should be fine.

Eamon Burke
02-12-2012, 11:58 PM
Was the cheese running on DC?

Vertigo
02-13-2012, 03:40 PM
you may have had some excess etchant in the engraving that worked itself loose from that sticky cheese. scrub it lightly with a soft tooth brush and you should be fine.

Cool, that seems to have done the trick. Really had to torque on it to get the excess off, so hopefully I wasn't depositing trace amounts all over the other food I had prepped. Haven't died from etchant poisoning yet, so that's a good sign.


Was the cheese running on DC?

How can I tell? I plugged the slicer into the side of the cheese log today, and it didn't turn on.