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    Pre-patina?

    I love carbon steels and will always prefer working with them so the issue of patina formation and rust prevention will always come up in questions.

    So I was wondering what you guys thought of pre-patina-d (etched) Martell knives? I'm thinking of offering this as an option (no extra cost) and curious what people thought of this idea?

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    I like seeing the patina form as I use a knife. It personalizes the knife
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    Quote Originally Posted by echerub View Post
    I like seeing the patina form as I use a knife. It personalizes the knife
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    I think it would be ok to offer it as a choice and maybe even appreciated by some users, but I personally liked forming my own patina also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echerub View Post
    I like seeing the patina form as I use a knife. It personalizes the knife
    Agree!

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    True, I like to develop my own patina as well. Plus it seems when i try to force patinas they are not as strong and come off easier. However, I can't see why offering it as a option would be a problem, I would kind of like to see a full blade etch.

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    Same here, no real personal interest as I like to develop my own, though it may be something that some people would feel more comfortable with on their first carbon blade.
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    I think it's a good idea.
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    I think it is a nice option to have.

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    I agree its better to customize yourself... with some exceptions such as Michael Rader patina on knives.... I think his mustard patina rocks!

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