My favorite color is BLUE!.............A patina thread.

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  1. Aug 26, 2019 #1351

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    Nice axes though knife is nice too
     
  2. Aug 26, 2019 #1352

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    True, looks like there are some Gibson LPs there (among other things).
     
  3. Aug 26, 2019 #1353

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  4. Aug 27, 2019 #1354

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    The thing is my eyes are not good but those LPs may have communicated with me in some other way...
     
  5. Aug 29, 2019 #1355

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    Does anyone have tips on lighting to best take pictures of patina? My Kochi has built up a beautiful purple patina, but I can't seem to capture it well on camera
     
  6. Aug 29, 2019 #1356

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    Try low light like at dawn/dusk and different angles.... try some filters just for fun!

    Also if it is oiled or not makes a difference in how they protograph...

    Good luck!
     
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  7. Aug 29, 2019 #1357

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    Thank you! Should I oil it?
     
  8. Aug 29, 2019 #1358

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    I say take pictures before AND after, oil normally subdues the patina but it can have a cool effect...

    Tell us what happens! ;-)
     
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  9. Aug 29, 2019 #1359

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    Patina after a month or so of pro kitchen use. 20190829_135826.jpg
     
  10. Aug 29, 2019 #1360

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    FU-JI-TI-NA! ;-)
     
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  11. Aug 30, 2019 #1361

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    Tried building an attractive patina multiple times on the AS edge of this Kurosaki Gyuto. Always turned out blotchy/spotty and unattractive. After seeing some posts on a forced patina with coffee, I gave the blade about a six hour soak in strong brewed room temp coffee. Pretty happy with the results
     
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  12. Aug 31, 2019 #1362

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    Cool! Now that I think of it...... I’m more of the whatever happens-happens approach to patina....

    ;-)
     
  13. Sep 1, 2019 #1363

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    My wife chooses the patina here (on the knives she is using, and she is not using the ones I was hoping she would, haha)...
     
  14. Sep 2, 2019 #1364

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  15. Sep 7, 2019 #1365

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    ^ Great pics. What knife is that?
     
  16. Sep 7, 2019 #1366

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    Looks like a Mazaki from CC, no?
     
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  17. Sep 7, 2019 #1367

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    Correct, 250 Mazaki from CC.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2019 #1368

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    Looks really nice.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2019 #1369

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    A39B4060-E31D-4EF7-8C81-B72F9B41FD5E.jpeg The CC Mazaki do patina well, and quick
     
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    is this a zebrano handle?

    reason i'm asking is that i bought 2 pieces of zebrano last year and they did not have this contrast at all. i got completely bland crap.
     
  23. Sep 14, 2019 #1373

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    Watanabe, day 1.
     
  24. Sep 14, 2019 #1374
    Damn, did you kill someone with that?????:cool:
     
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    @daveb I'd tell you but then I'll have to kill you :cool:

    I just cut up a small steak and ran a piece across the knife and left it there for a while :p the part that actually cut up the steak looks the nicest though, the rest is just messy. Fear not, I shall cook more meats this weekend to rectify it!
     
  26. Sep 14, 2019 #1376

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    Very old gyuto that @Matus was kind enough to help me restore (i.e. did 99% of the work)
    It went through 5kgs of raw steak for tartare purposes. Pics are very accurate if not that nice.
     
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  27. Sep 14, 2019 #1377

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    Wrong thread and you know it!
     
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  28. Sep 14, 2019 #1378

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    Looks great! What brand/maker is it?
     
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  29. Sep 14, 2019 #1379

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    Haha I knew you would say that. OK. You get the duck breast patina after today
     
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  30. Sep 15, 2019 #1380

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    Gen Kinkichi Yagi Houchouten. It's a knife shop that carries its own brand in Kyoto.
    This is what the knife looked like when I got it.

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