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#6327918 - 06/08/16 02:09 PM Acid Etched O1 and G10
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I'm still loving the deep pitted acid etch so I keep "ruining" these blades.

3/16" O1


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#6327969 - 06/08/16 02:42 PM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: Misfire]
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How long do you have to etch that O1?
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#6328010 - 06/08/16 03:16 PM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: Misfire]
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The knife pictured above and below was soaked in bleach for about 35 min.

I hand sand to 400 grit, coat in cold blue and then soak in bleach. Once they come out of the bleach, I dry them off and clean the bulk of the rust off with a wire wheel. Once all the big crusty rust is knocked off I neutralize with water/baking soda and then hand sand back to 600 grit. I then re-blue and sand the flats lightly leaving the bluing in the pits. It's a long process but I really like the "rustic" effect.

O1 gets pretty darn rusty in a short amount of time in bleach.


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#6328016 - 06/08/16 03:18 PM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: Misfire]
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Interesting finish....I like the look.... up
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#6328137 - 06/08/16 04:41 PM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Interesting finish....I like the look.... up

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Some here, almost looks pure forged.
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#6328737 - 06/09/16 07:15 AM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: Misfire]
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I like it. up
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#6329529 - 06/09/16 05:25 PM Re: Acid Etched O1 and G10 [Re: Misfire]
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