View Full Version : Cleaning discoloration/patina off Ichimonji TKC, Kikuichi TKC and CarboNext knives
12-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Any hints or tips?
12-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Hi Lyle! I use a tin of Nevr-Dull from Canadian Tire to do my polishing. 10 bucks, comes as pre-soaked wadding, and one tin lasts forever.
12-20-2012, 05:03 PM
for light patina, standard metal polish like Simichrome or polishing paper does the trick.
12-21-2012, 01:42 PM
BKF does a swell job. Just don't leave it on there too long or it'll start picking up a yellow patina
12-21-2012, 01:51 PM
bkf with a combo of baking soda to stop the bkf will do quite well cheap too.
12-21-2012, 01:58 PM
BKF works, sort of. Semichrome or Metal Glo works much better.
There is a thread, here: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8188-Erasing-the-patina
12-21-2012, 02:03 PM
Get a stainless (hack! sputter! cough!) knife ;)
12-21-2012, 02:26 PM
I don't bother with cleaning the patina very often, but when I do, I use Flitz polish. Does a great job.
12-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Bkf works well, its cheap and readily available.
12-21-2012, 03:58 PM
I prefer Mother's Mag polish. It's less than half the price of Flitz, works better in my opinion, and won't etch metal the way BKF (oxalic acid) can if you're not careful.
12-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. I have BKF at home, so I will try it with baking soda and see how that goes.
12-22-2012, 04:46 PM
just to clarify, you'll want to use the bkf (acidic) first which will do the work and then follow with the bs (alkaline) to neutralize.
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