My favorite color is USED .......the unvarnished patina thread!

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  1. Aug 29, 2019 #121

    Carl Kotte

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    The pink and purple hues are so wild! Do you rinse the blade in hot water, then apply more cake, and redo the whole process ending things with cotton pads to get the result?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2019 #122

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    Oh, and btw @daveb, is it a saya pin I see hiding behind the rose to the right?
     
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    Zensho nikiri #blue 2
     
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    CCK and sab paring
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    Nice and ugly, just as I like them! :)
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2019 #128

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    In that respect, we are alike!
     
  9. Aug 30, 2019 #129

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    It is hard to make a stainless clad really ugly, but I’m working on it. Wakui
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    mora1.JPG mora2.JPG mora3.JPG mora4.JPG i know a secret.
     

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    Cheech than Cliffy
     
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    i think that quote kinda sums up "the general knife industry" really well when they are trying to promote their newest supersteel that has only been around for like 50 years and the newest spaceage whizzbang process (like salt baths and similar). there is so much mumbo jumbo voodoo crapola in the biz these days. and somebody had to call them out.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2019 #133

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    @M1kr3 Boner?
     
  15. Sep 6, 2019 #135

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    Not to sure. Possibly extremely worn down scimitar? It was the owners Dad's..
     
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    Denial! That’s three strikes! You’re out!
    Just kidding. Cool knife. Someone has sharpened it not too long ago, it seems
     
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  17. Sep 6, 2019 #137

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    The owner likes to take it to the crystolons every few days. He never really gets it razor sharp, just sharper(ish) than it was. Old and stubborn?
     
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    Ok, so this is stainless clad stainless, not exactly patina, but I think it qualifies. This is an eBay score. Vintage Kikuichi Warikomi Gold 180 Gyuto. Vg-5 or 10. It's in rough shape, just got it in the mail from Japan. Scratched to hell. No core steel showing except on the spine. Weird little 2/3 tang handle. Someone's initials or something scratched into the back. It will be a fun project.

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    Looks like the owner did a lot of work on it themselves. Makes sense to have a second maker’s mark.
     
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    looks like its gonna need some thinning
     
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    At least an hour on each side. This thing has been sharpened into the ground.
     
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    Kochi, normal use in home kitchen for 3 years.
     

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    Yoshikazu Ikeda Honyaki 135mm Petty in White #3. Gets a lot of use for the daily small tasks. Bought it thinking it would be a drawer queen (because price) but it’s ended up being a daily beater.
     

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  24. Sep 15, 2019 #144

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    Disgusting...

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    Watanabe iron clad after 3 meals: (2) 0.5 lb of steak, (2) 1 lb of duck breast, (3) 4 lbs of cold chashu

    I guess this is why Toyama decided to just make stainless clad gyutos from now


    @Carl Kotte happy? :p
     
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    He had better be! :)
     
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    @CiderBear - I couldn’t be happier. You have a real beauty there!
     
  27. Sep 18, 2019 #147

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    Here's my old 210 Kochi V2. I gave it to a friend and I sharpen it for her every month or so. Such a great knife! 20190917_184121.jpeg
     
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  29. Sep 18, 2019 #149

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    That’s pizzalicious! Those colors
     
  30. Sep 18, 2019 #150

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    Yummy! Makes me think of cluedo though. (Bear committed the murder, in the kitchen, with a Gyuto that had her finger prints all over it).
     

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