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    Patina poll

    These two comments came up in a JBoida's recent 'Dispelling myths' thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by phan1 View Post
    In Japanese culture, is a patina acceptable on a knife or is it considered undesirable? Like I said, I've been around some hardcore guys who have carbon knives that are kept pristine all the time. I always have some patina on my knife, particularly on ura, where it never makes contact with a stone.
    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    no patina in japan... people think of it as dirty
    So I was wondering and thought it might be interesting to ask - yes or no? - how many of you are in favour of patinas on your knives?

    Myself, if I have to choose, I'm starting to move towards a 'no patina' stance, particularly if it's a more expensive, well-finished knife. So my answer:

    No.

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    Yes on patina, even though shiny things are pretty and so I think patina is a part of carbon steel.
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    Both Yes and No I think. If I had to make a choice tho, I'll go with mirror polish.. I love my shiny stuff.

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    patina, hides my bad sharpening.

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    I love the build up of patina over years of use. You can track events over time as it is marked in the blade

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    My good ones stay shiny. The ones I share don't.

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    It depends on the knife. No patina on a yanagiba, but it's okay on a gyuto or sujihiki.

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    No patina,not my thang...

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    I don't like patina.

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    <3 my patinas.

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