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#5998609 - 10/28/15 11:53 AM Acid Etched EDC's
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I've been fiddlin' with acid etching a few blades. Hope you like them.

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#5999441 - 10/28/15 08:47 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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Nice please explain the acid etching
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#5999457 - 10/28/15 08:55 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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I'm guessing ferric chloride. That's what I etch my Damascus blades with.
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#5999525 - 10/28/15 09:25 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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#5999576 - 10/28/15 09:42 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: hetman]
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Originally Posted By: hetman
Nice please explain the acid etching


Hetman, we use acids to oxidize the surface of the steel to add color or patina. Like MikeC says, this was done with ferric chloride which is also used to etch Damascus steel to highlight the pattern in the steel (unetched damascus looks like regular steel).

Milder acids like vinegar or lemon juice are used to bring out temper lines. There's a art/science to getting different finishes,
but the trick is getting nice even finishes and avoiding a spotty or streaky look.

Thanks for commenting,
D-


Edited by D.Crawford (10/28/15 09:42 PM)
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#5999628 - 10/28/15 10:04 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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Those look great sir. I really like the all black knife.

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#5999916 - 10/29/15 08:20 AM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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They look great David. up
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#6002627 - 10/30/15 07:24 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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Like both of them a lot. Question, how deep does the acid etching penetrate the steel. Will it be gone on the edge with the first
sharpening.
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#6002897 - 10/30/15 10:22 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: Michael W.]
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Thanks everyone.

Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Like both of them a lot. Question, how deep does the acid etching penetrate the steel. Will it be gone on the edge with the first
sharpening.


Michael, these surface treatments like etching or bluing don't penetrate the steel & are pretty much for aesthetics although they will provide a small degree of protection from the elements. Sharpening will remove it as will usage. Thanks for commenting.
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#6030081 - 11/14/15 11:34 PM Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford]
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Looks good!
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