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

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Kristoffer

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A lot of yellows on mazaki it seems
Indeed, at least from what I’m using it for. Standard mix of veggies, including tomatoes, onions and peppers gives me mostly yellow.

I did however manage to get the core steel to turn a really nice dark, deep purple by wiping it down with the juices from an elk steak a few weeks ago. Sadly most of it went away again with the next batch of tomatoes and onions.

As for the pic I posted, I’m afraid some of that orange stuff is actually rust... I left the knife lying covered in tomato juice for a minute or two and it did not seem to like that one bit.
 

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Indeed, at least from what I’m using it for. Standard mix of veggies, including tomatoes, onions and peppers gives me mostly yellow.

I did however manage to get the core steel to turn a really nice dark, deep purple by wiping it down with the juices from an elk steak a few weeks ago. Sadly most of it went away again with the next batch of tomatoes and onions.

As for the pic I posted, I’m afraid some of that orange stuff is actually rust... I left the knife lying covered in tomato juice for a minute or two and it did not seem to like that one bit.
I got some orangey stuff too, feels like patina. Totally smooth, but I could be mistaken...
 

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Oh some yellow Mazaki? I’ll join. This is mainly from garlic, red onion, and shallot. I’ve also done a bunch of other stuff but these ingredients definitely do the most for my patina.
 

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Well I recently thinned out my Mazaki and followed up that sharpening session with glaring and shallots immediately followed by doing very thin chicken slices. I absolutely love how it looks. Totally crazy color mixture. (Also, please don’t mind the scratch marks on the bevels, I am very amateur at polishing/finishing and only have a 1000 grit stone so far.)
 

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Finally a place where every carbon knife is welcome, small, big, ugly, pretty*, brown, yellow, orange**, gray or any other color, shape or origin. Viva la Carbone!

*There is another place for you
**Hopefully not to much orange-red-brown type of color
 

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Finally a place where every carbon knife is welcome, small, big, ugly, pretty*, brown, yellow, orange**, gray or any other color, shape or origin. Viva la Carbone!

*There is another place for you
**Hopefully not to much orange-red-brown type of color
Yes, that’s right exactly! 👍🏻😁
 

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He was kind enough to send me a rust eraser looking like a bit of burnt kryptonite. It didn’t do the trick, but I appreciated the gesture.
 
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