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Thread: My favorite color is BLUE!.............A patina thread.

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    My favorite color is BLUE!.............A patina thread.

    Love that carbon blush- so hard to get a great photo. Here is a feeble attempt.


    This is an older one of my Ino-

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    It's gotten quite a bit darker and more even in the few weeks since I took this. And yes, I know the edge is crap, but I'm getting better!

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    Goddamn Salty. I love the way it looks like the metal is "peeling away" off the blue underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    salty ... what were you cutting to give you this kind of pattern? it's like a straight-up-and-down look?

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    Blues are the best but I also like the purple that I see on some kasumi yanagis.

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    I treated one of my gyutos with phosphoric acid as soon as I got it. What I'm left with is a dull grey knife that won't patina. Was it a mistake? I think so, but atleast it doesn't rust.

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    Looks like evidence to me..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    I forced it. Litterally used a paint brush and a concoction of raw and cooked blood.
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