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    My first acid etchings

    So tonight I did an acid etch on a hiromoto as suji, carter gyuto and a masanobu gyuto. Here they are. I forgot to take before photos.
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    All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat?'.- Homer Simpson

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    Looks good Chuck. Did you sand any of them down first?
    I'll bet the dammy would pop a little more, but I'm actually really surprised at how much the VG-10 colored up.
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    Wow, that masanobu came out sweet

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    Beautiful etching

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    I us micro mesh Mx and regular micro mesh although the carter could have used a little better job. I was surprised the damascus in the masanobu didn't come out more. I think I might try another soak on it. I was also very surprised how much the vg-10 core darkened.
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    I really love this etching, the black is really nice and contrasting opposed to steels. What etching agent did you use on these?

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    Does this etching fade with use or is it permanent.

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    I followed Dave's method in the thread damascus re-etching.
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    Chuck, how long did they take you to do? They look like ocean waves, really nice!

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    Not long at all the etching it self only a few minutes per knife. A little longer for the masanobu. There are a couple blemishes on the carter and hiromoto when you get up close. All and all I am very happy with them though.
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