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    Forcing patina on Takeda cladding.

    I am doing some thinning on my Takeda gyuto which exposes more of the cladding. Is there safe way to force some patina on it without messing the edge.

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    Just strop on your finishing stone after. I like acid bath in ferric chloride solution.

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    what concentration? cam I apply it or I have to dip it in it? how long do i keep it in it?

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    I do 10:1 hot water:acid and soak it for 1 minute, wash with soap and scrub with fine steel wool, repeat 2 more times.

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    If you soak the whole thing, the acid will eventually remove the KU too.

    Just wipe it onto the section where the bare metal is exposed.

    This works really fast:
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    I've used naval jelly to get a dull grey finish on soft cladding. Doesn't look too bad.
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