I have some of the denim blue dye but wanted a lighter color so I actually used teal. I was going to use the denim blue on my Para 3 Cruwear. I guess I'll go with something else since I now have 3 knives that are pretty close to denim blue.Surfingringo wrote:I think that blue looks good...kind of a denim color.
I soaked and scrubbed the scales in Dawn dish soap and then I wiped them with alcohol. Still had some oil in them I guess. I wanted to take them out of the dye sooner but they looked way too blotchy at that point.Surfingringo wrote:As far as the blotchiness, I would suspect that a used knife would have soaked up a bit of oil from use and skin contact over time and those areas might be more resistant to accepting the dye. Anyway, it looks fine to me and it will probably develop character with more wear over time.
Yes I added some white vinegar but I only had a little bit left in the bottle. I simmered for about 15 minutes using a small pot with only about 2 cups of water in it. I figured what little vinegar I had should be enough. Maybe it wasn't.abbazaba wrote:Looks good in the photo. Did you add vinegar to the simmer? Really helps in my experience with G10.
I think it looks great. If you don't like I bet you would have no problem selling it.Sharp Guy wrote:It's definitely not the blue I was going for and the color is a bit blotchy, especially on the show side. The Foliage Green scales were pretty beat up so I guess I shouldn't have expected miracles.
I certainly don't mind foliage green but it isn't my favorite color. It's kind of a tweener for me. Like a grey-green. When I want grey I want it to actually be grey, when I want green I want a darker green. I mentioned dying my foliage green Urban next but I'll probably keep it as is now that the DF is blue.Evil D wrote:Well, I probably wouldn't have dyed foliage green either, it's one of my favorite G10 colors. But I like how it turned out.
Thanks! I like it just fine. It's just not the color I was going for.dreadpirate wrote:I think it looks great. If you don't like I bet you would have no problem selling it.
You think so? I'm tempted to try it but I'm afraid of it getting darker. The last thing I need is to end up with another black knife. The current color is actually one of my favorite shades of blue. I think I'll leave it as is for now. I can always throw it back in the pot someday down the road if it starts to look bad.abbazaba wrote:...I think you could still get what you were looking for if you put it back in and try adding more dye/water/vinegar to it.