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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    thats the best mustard patina ever!
    Yup - that's what I'm thinking too

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    Thanks, guys! I was rather pleased with it.

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    What did you apply it with?
    Virgin's tears and a unicorn horn.

    Actually, just used my finger. 4 applications of mustard on each side.
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    I'm gonna try leaving one between two pieces of honeycomb tripe for a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Thanks, guys! I was rather pleased with it.



    Virgin's tears and a unicorn horn.

    Actually, just used my finger. 4 applications of mustard on each side.
    if you got magic fingers like that, we need to talk and bring the virgin........ what the heck, bring the unicorn too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Thanks, guys! I was rather pleased with it.



    Virgin's tears and a unicorn horn.

    Actually, just used my finger. 4 applications of mustard on each side.
    That's really pretty! The same Dijon mustard on 4 applications? You just left it to cure, wiped off and reapplied a new overlap layer? Gonna give it a go on my masamoto once you give a peek into your secret techniques!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Thanks, guys! I was rather pleased with it.



    Virgin's tears and a unicorn horn.

    Actually, just used my finger. 4 applications of mustard on each side.
    Nice even pattern, well done.

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    Michael Rader has an incredible mustard finish on some of his knives, and he says he uses Wayne Goddard's mustard finish. I googled Wayne Goddard and found this--then it was just a matter of following the directions. Mr. Goddard prefers regular mustard to dijon because it's less runny. The mustard I used was some that I'd pulled out of the refrigerator for being way out of date--no other reason behind the selection.

    As far as the color goes--I've got a 52100 ZK that is getting its final layer of mustard this morning. It's showing a lot of blue, too.
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    Mustard Patina--start to finish

    Decided to redo the patina on my little ZK with Wayne Goddard's mustard finish.

    Start with a scrubbed knife and some mustard. This mustard was just some old stuff that got pulled out of the refrigerator during a cleaning:

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    And blop on some mustard with your finger. Leave some open spaces--don't completely cover the knife:

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    Go away and do something else for a couple of hours. Don't panic when you come back and see this:

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    Just wash it off and rub lightly with a little steel wool. Wayne Goddard recommends 00000; all I could find was 0000, so I used that.

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    Repeat on the other side. Now back to the first side--blop on some more mustard.

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    2 hours, rinse, scrub lightly with steel wool. Starting to see some blue:

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    Repeat on other side--back to the first side and--you've got it--more mustard. Going for a finer pattern this time around, so instead of generic blobs, I put an array of smaller dots of mustard.

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    2 hours, rinse, scrub lightly with steel wool:

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    And one more time:
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    Clean it well, oil it up, and you're done. This is a fairly light patina so not sure how well it will hold up, but it's easy enough to scrub it off and try again.
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Thanks for the WIP!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    Thanks for the WIP!!!
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