Hey So recently a Friend and I decided to give the etching a try. We tried the damascus first then got interested in trying some other things to like the white #2 and some Blue steel as well with different finishes I wish I had all the picks but the one I am most proud of is my Tojiro White #2 petty.
Then I gave it a little cleaning and took off the Kurouchi finish and then we etched it. Then I gave her a little love and polished up the Top to produce a mirrior-ish finish on the top then it goes to a light dim gray on the bevel then to a jet black on the edge. It looks sweet
I think its a pretty sweet Knife now!!
Thanks For the Inspiration!
Welcome Roan! BTW, I work with this guy :)
@Justin - Just put up a thread on the etching stuffs Roan and I did. Hope you enjoy the pics!
Thanks for the tutorial.:)
I have an old Hattori HD5 I like to re-etch. I'm living in Sweden and we don't have radio shack, so what's the compound in the etchant you use? Iron chloride? Anyone have an idea on what grit finish it's on the HD series, 600 as well?
Naturally it's called ferric not iron... Thanks for the info!