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Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 pm
by Hugaso
Aloha Sal,

I'm a huge fan of your Shaman series knife, and I recently acquired a sprint run S90V CF Shaman (it's fantastic!). However, I really loved the smooth stonewashed finish of standard S30V shaman blade and clip.

Is it possible to send my S90V knife to Golden, CO and request a stonewashed finish for the blade and clip? Of course, I'd happily pay for the service. I'd like to pursue a manufacturer option if available before I go to a third-party or do it myself.

Mahalo,
Sean

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:34 pm
by Hugaso
*Shameless attempt to bump*

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:41 am
by TazKristi
Bumping due to delay in moderation. ;)

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:27 am
by GiftedMisfit
This would be really awesome as I've come to like the stone washed finish on the Shaman as well. Guess we will see.

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:35 am
by gull wing
Stonewashing👍
I like The finish on my Maxamet.
Do more.

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:47 pm
by Crux
If you can find someone that stone washes or acid washes knife blades for a fair price then please, please, please pm me.

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:18 pm
by jpm2
I have a hornady brass cleaner, might throw some gravel and a blade in there and see how it comes out...

Re: Send in a knife for stonewashing?

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:22 am
by Genotoxic
I've once successfully did a ghetto stone wash at home for free on a 940-2 blade I had scratched being stupid and it turned out really nice actually... I'd post a pic but I gave away the knife so it's no longer with me but I'll share what I did.

You'll need: an empty Gatorade bottle or something along that nature of the thicker plastic so it's more robust and also with a wider opening to fit the blade in. A towel, some gravel of various sizes (I literally walked a few minutes a grabbed a couple handfuls off the side of the road) and tape... oh and a working dryer

Basically, take the bottle, throw the blade in... fill it up with gravel but only a bit since you want room for everything to bounce around and stonewash. Close up the bottle tight and wrap it in a towel or two and tape it to hold it together (this protects your dryer) toss it in the dryer and let the thing run on a no heat cycle for half an hour.

Check the level of stonewash at this point, if you want heavier just keep running it until you get where you like... also tape off the pivot area, it could slow down the action compared to the nice satin

A proper stone washing machine would probably do a better job but this can be completely free for anyone with a dryer... to give an idea the stonewash looked super similar to Kershaws stonewashing on the emerson cqc 7k.