That looks awesome!kbuzbee wrote:Here's how mine came out:
I had a little trouble forcing a patina on M4 too, read about it here
In the end I just left it and have been using it, it looks like this:
To get this knife looking like this I did the following.jackknifeh wrote:I'm looking at my GB now and wanting to put a darker patina on it. I tuf-glided the blade about a month ago I think. I took it apart and cleaned it for fun and normally when I do that I tuf-glide everything. So I'll need to wait another month or two before messing with it because all my efforts to remove any residual tuf-glide are as stressful as trying to patina a M4 blade. So, after all your efforts, if you were to put yourself in an asylum doing it again what would your steps be. What would you use? How long? etc. I tried to put a patina on mine before and was only moderately successful and I don't know exactly why. Might have been the tuf-glide. Also, does anyone have any ways to get rid of tuf-glide? It's claim to fame is that it lasts. Good claim. I tried gun solvent. I have tried mineral spirits trying to dilute any left on the blade. The only thing that seemed to work was NOT using any more tuf-glide for a few months. I'm also getting the D'fly with super blue when it is released. May force patina on it. Or let it form naturally. Haven't decided.
So how would you do it if you did it today?
Ken, Nano-oil saved the day. I even posted a new thread praising Nano-oil. Yup, another one. I also ordered another tube of Nano-Oil 10w. I still have money for the kid's shoes since they are now all wearing Spyderco boxes on their feet.kbuzbee wrote:I have, Jack, to varying degrees.
The most severe way the SB Caly 3, but they all (except the Manix ) do it. Nano Oil does help it though.
It's the locktite holding tight, try heating the knife in a glass of hot water ~200, even boiling for 5 minutes. If that alone doesn't work you can heat it for 5 minutes then stick it in the freezer for 5 minutes and then try, this process will break it free but you may have to repeat several times if the locktite is too strong.hom76 wrote:I know it is a bit off topic but would like to seek some advice here. I have just received my new Air and would like to force a patina on it. I tried to dissemble the knife but am unable to loose the pivot screws. They are just too tight. I did want to try very hard as I was afraid stripping the screws. Actually I often encounter this problem with newly purchased knives.
Did you guys encounter this problem before? How would you do?
Thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot for your advice. Will this method cause rust on the M4 blade? I worry about the pivot area...Cereal_killer wrote:It's the locktite holding tight, try heating the knife in a glass of hot water ~200, even boiling for 5 minutes. If that alone doesn't work you can heat it for 5 minutes then stick it in the freezer for 5 minutes and then try, this process will break it free but you may have to repeat several times if the locktite is too strong.