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Acid Etched EDC's #5998609 10/28/15 04:53 PM
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I've been fiddlin' with acid etching a few blades. Hope you like them.


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Nice please explain the acid etching


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Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: D.Crawford] #5999457 10/29/15 01:55 AM
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I'm guessing ferric chloride. That's what I etch my Damascus blades with.


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Re: Acid Etched EDC's [Re: hetman] #5999576 10/29/15 02:42 AM
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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.

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Those look great sir. I really like the all black knife.

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They look great David. up


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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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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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Looks good!

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