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#6951851 - 11/08/17 02:43 PM Blade Patina
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Any of you guys patina your carbon steel knife blades or do you try to keep them shiny?

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#6952005 - 11/08/17 04:21 PM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
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Patina.

I rub mustard on it, put in zip lock out in sun. (Vinegar) you can use straight vinegar or mustard, ketchup. Either one will do.

If I wanted a more aggressive etch as in real dark, I used to use muratic acid. Don't leave it in there! Just dip and wipe till happy then in to the backing soda solution.
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#6952244 - 11/08/17 07:11 PM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
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You can use stick on letters or decals with what HMK said.
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#6952527 - 11/08/17 11:29 PM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
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I used to add patina on the knives I didn't mirror polish, now unless it's a Damascus blade I like to blue my high carbon blades. Great in rust prevention and don't have to worry about acid stains from various acidic vegetables you might cut with it.
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#6953399 - 11/09/17 03:56 PM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
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Just stick the blade in a potato and leave it over night.

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#6953432 - 11/09/17 04:36 PM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
Nitro27 Offline
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I tried the potato and it didnt give me the results i wanted. White vinegar for about an hour did the trick. Not black but fairly even blue.

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#6953978 - 11/10/17 07:11 AM Re: Blade Patina [Re: Nitro27]
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Just use it...
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