This is incorrect, because ferric chloride is an acid.Because ferric chloride isn't an acid, it wouldn't be worse that soaking in plain water.
I was just reading through this thread thinking the same thing the entire time. A lot of Smith's even neutralize with baking soda after, wouldn't make sense to use a base on a base.This is incorrect, because ferric chloride is an acid.
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ahhh...you're right, I got distracted and didn't finish where my brain was going .but guys... it's not like this is news to the thread. This was talked about quite a bit on page 1.
Seems like it’d be a pain to refinish a hammered blade too, though, since you’d have to get into each of the hammer marks. No?I avoid damascus since you riun it on the first big sharpening job, so for me its knives i can never use. so why even have them?? i have a few damascus ones though. but not many. and 1 was etched/sandblasted/polished so the damascus pattern is very deep, and there is no way in hell i can get it back to new. ever.
these days i try to get some action in the blades through hammering. kurosakis are good for this imo. the hammered patterns a like a mm deep. so you cant really ruin the look just by sharpening them. will probably never ever get another damascus knife, unless its just for show/not for actual use.