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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Really liking it, Dave. It changed my mind about nakiris. I don't know if it was the thinness of the blade or the profile (it's flatter than most nakiris), but it just cuts like a dream. It's become my "go to" when I have veggies to prep.

    Butch, if you're reading this, thanks for making such a great knife!

    Excellent to hear!

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    patina

    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

  3. #53
    Below are some pics of me taking a fujiwara fkh 240mm gyuto from new to patina. I did wash the knife very well with hot soap/water and then acetone and soap/water again, then acetone wipe before using mustard. Drying in between of course with paper towels.

    After cleaning the knife, I sliced some potatoes (edge is poor now was fair ootb barely shaving hair and 90/10 bevels) and rubbed the blade with them with no residue. After this I washed with soap/water and dried, then rubbed lightly with my fingers some baking soda on the blade, then washed and dried. After I took a magic eraser and cleaned up the "stainless" bolsters which had a tiny bit of mustard on them and stained. I still need a little more work there but that will take 20 minutes to do properly with some wet-dry.

    Overall I think a fair job, I will cut protein tonight and do more pics later...

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    Mustard






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    After bak. soda






    Old sabatier rough cigar box rehandle







    Love to hear what you think and any tips/suggestions...

    Great forum!

    JC

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    I love the Sab with cigar box handle. Cool cool cool.

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    Salty,

    I really like the blues you are getting with your forced patinas. How long did you leave the blood on?

    Thanks

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    Might be a little off topic but has anyone ever etched a solid blade just to get that super dark color you get from etching?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abattoir View Post
    Might be a little off topic but has anyone ever etched a solid blade just to get that super dark color you get from etching?
    I've read of it being done but never seen it. If anyone has pictures I'm very interested!

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    i ended up refinishing my Shig this past Friday, due to a nasty scratch caused by grit hiding in an onion (normally nicks and scratches don't get to me, but it was ugly), so my existing patina disappeared. i started it with some mustard blotches, mostly to not get ugly brown onion imprints, as an onion was the first thing i cut, and then i let it do whatever it wanted. i think it looks pretty nice, so far!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Abattoir View Post
    Might be a little off topic but has anyone ever etched a solid blade just to get that super dark color you get from etching?
    i have etched my Hattori FH, but i've polished it back to normal. i etched it to get rid of ugly scratches. it didn't look very nice, immediately post etch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsy9977 View Post
    not really what most people have....this is the handle on a slicer i have....ryan
    In Yiddish we call that ungapatchka -- meaning so overly ornate that it is ugly and I wouldn't dare own it and if I did it would indicate my truly horrendous bad taste, but I would give it away as a gift to get rid of it.

    All that in one word. Yiddish can be a great language.....
    Bert M.

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