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

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  1. Sep 15, 2019 #1381

    Carl Kotte

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    I liked it better that way!
    Now, what store carrying its own brand would ever send a knife like that?
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2019 #1382

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    Oh no haha I found this info digging up afterwards. I bought this off of eBay for like 5 euros. It's now my favorite knife and the one I use the most at work.
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2019 #1383

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    I love those histories: when good knives are bought in terrible condition for virtually no money at all, and then brought back to life. My dearest category of knives.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2019 #1384

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    Ikazuchi 240mm (Sorry for the poor quality capture. There's lots of lovely blue/red/purple)
     

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    Blade made by myself, Shihan made the handle.
     
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    Weird patina. Did you do that with mustard? I've never been able to get that shade of green.
     
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  8. Sep 19, 2019 #1388

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    Apple sauce!
     
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    Morihei Hisamoto W#1 (TF) with unique soft iron cladding. Patina after a couple of dinner preps

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  10. Sep 29, 2019 #1390

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    This has become one of my faves[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  11. Sep 30, 2019 #1391

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    forced hot vinegar patina on a Arthur Lapostat Knife, wanted to make hamon stunning ad i'm happy with it lapostatetched.jpg
     
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  12. Oct 1, 2019 #1392

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    That is beautiful!
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2019 #1393

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    @MarkC here ya go

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    Another Morihei Hisamoto W1. After some duck breast, steak, and a couple oranges
     
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    I see your 210 and raise you 240. Mostly onions, potato and oranges

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    Ikeda blue 1 honyaki after a couple months of use. It looks like a murder weapon at a surf's house.


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    Shiro Kamo Blue #2 135mm utility knife.

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    Garlic + onions + double smoked bacon. Repeat.
     
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    Marko Workhorse Suji after turning a few pounds of prime rib into burgers _20191010_134213.jpeg
     
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    Masakage Shimo nakiri after Susan ordered an onion soup.

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    Damnit Susan we are out of onions.
     
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    First Western-style on the whole dang page. I really need to get myself a wa-gyuto if I'm going to fit in around here...

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    hi! This is my shirogami steel knife with iron clad. Before this prep was without this two orange spot.
    Is this rust or patina?
    I cut only a red chili pepper and a couple of onions... it’s smooth I can’t feel it with the fingers
     
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    That's patina. Same thing happened to me this morning on shirogami #2 after cutting a red onion. Cut up some more white or yellow onions and watch the blues pop.
     
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    thanks, the onions cut were yellow. Next time I’ll cut more and see. it was so fast because I think last time I removed some spot of rust with the eraser and there the steel was cleaner than the Kasumi finish. Is it possible? I know I messed up the finish but it’s a tool and I prefer an uneven finish over a rusted knife.
    This is my first with iron clad and I’m a newbie
     
  23. Oct 17, 2019 #1403

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    I think patina color depends on the iron cladding too. I tried cutting a bunch of proteins with one knife, hoping to get a blue patina but it kept turning out purple/ orange. On another I cut lots of onions straight off the bat and it keeps getting bluer and nicer.

    Question: does different kasumi finish (therefore, the stone used to create said finish) affect how a knife would patina?
     
  24. Oct 17, 2019 #1404

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    Garlic can give a reddish/orange (sort of blood like, even) color on some steels. I'd say finish would affect speed of patina, not so much the color. I've never done any side by side comparison though.
     
  25. Oct 20, 2019 #1405

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    Ever wonder why most iron clad nakiris you can buy have a KU finish? This is why

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    @Carl Kotte I know what you're gonna say, and no :p
     
  26. Oct 21, 2019 #1406

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    This is called the Rectangular Brutality.
     
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    @CiderBear No, I won’t say it: doing so would be so August/September 2019. We’ve moved past that now! Catch up! :cool::p
     
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  28. Oct 22, 2019 #1408

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    Hinoura shirogami 2.
    Can't see too much in this photo but the cladding is taking on a blue tint as well that's pretty neat
     
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  29. Oct 23, 2019 #1409

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    Shigeki Tanaka 20190828_172550.jpg 20190828_172538.jpg 20190828_172535.jpg 20190828_172529.jpg 20190828_172608.jpg vs mise en place
     
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