I like to start my blue patina by cutting some meat cooked medium-rare and then I leave the knife in the block for about a week with no mineral oil coating so that the patina has a chance to set in.
has anyone tried collecting meat juices/blood and doing the bubble wrap trick? I'm curious to see what that looks like
I just took a pic of the cleaned up area, after my first round on a Jnat.
You can see where the rust spots were cleaned up. I can't wait to make it all bluey-purple!
As you can see, rust sucks! Now I NEED that patina to cover it up!
I tried ketchup on a knife earlier and it actually made a little difference to the patina that had already sorta been established. I'd say it's probably because there's vinegar in it, went a dark gray colour. I've tried literally about 20 coats of mustard on the knife, yet it still reacts with onions a little
Here's my update. I went rare steak, cut into strips, let it sit for about 10 mins. I then followed it up with HOT water, dried it, put two coats of ketchup on each side, dabbed with a paper towel and wiped it down and let it sit for a while with mineral oil. Here's a picture of the end result (after another touch up on the Jnat), along with the inspiration.
What a fun day!
Thanks for the ketchup tip, EdipisReks. Much prettier than some other types of patinas!
Lefty that's some really beautiful patina...
Nice job, very nice job!
ahhh ketchup...is there anything it can't do?
looks amazing,nice work!