Raw fish can make a nice purple color. The various salts in cured meats I think is the culprit in the quickly forming patinas.
Duhh. I should've thought of fish when we're talking about yanagi's... :eyebrow:
Any kind in particular that works faster/stronger than the others?
Here is a patina I accidentally fumbled on!
That looks like forced paper towel pattern....
I wasn't expecting that when I tried it at first, but I actually like it a lot. Sadly everybody knows what it is off the bat :P
Nope. It's damascus clad...didn't come kuro-'unchi'. Bought the blade naked & had a Stefan handle fitted by Dave.
oh cool, i assumed the damascus series was stainless clad. i'd never really looked into them. also, i didnt realise it was damascus, i just thought it had a great patina lol.
The damascus is pattern is very subtle. And it rusts like a bastid. I got that patina cutting a bunch of pork loin.