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Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:47 am

Post 'em up!

Here's my PM2 after a strip steak. Also cooked portobellos and asparagus but I think it's the fat in the meat that leaves the rainbow hue. Insert science here.

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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:20 am

I found this thread in my travels. I've got to agree with attila's K390 comparison.

Here's a picture of his PM2 Military after some IRL fruit ninja. Loving the subtle coloration!

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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:49 am

Very nice!

One of these days I'll actually get around to using my Rex 45 knives haha
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Something tells me there won't be many photos in this thread. Lots of light users/safe queens for these knives. That rainbow hue looks great though!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:43 pm

I’m carrying my rex45 pm2 today. Slight patina from kielbasa on a camping trip, but I tend to polish the blade back up to minimize patina.
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:50 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Something tells me there won't be many photos in this thread. Lots of light users/safe queens for these knives. That rainbow hue looks great though!
Where's yours?
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:57 pm

I ended up selling mine last winter, once the CS exclusive Para 3 was dropped. That was my dream color scheme, plus I was trying to unload some of my Para 3's. Didn't think I needed 7!! Now, I don't have either orange knife and miss that Rex45.

Helped out my friends fathers farm one day with it, was very impressed with how well it held up cutting as much rope and twine that I put it through.

Hoping they come out with a Manix 2 with it!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby abbazaba » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:47 pm

After a week of exclusive carry on a costal camping trip it finally started...

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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:26 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:47 pm
After a week of exclusive carry on a costal camping trip it finally started...

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Love the scales!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:48 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Something tells me there won't be many photos in this thread. Lots of light users/safe queens for these knives.

Shame because it's such a great steel.
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:13 pm

mayong wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:48 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Something tells me there won't be many photos in this thread. Lots of light users/safe queens for these knives.

Shame because it's such a great steel.
I agree. It's the only knife that I have sellers remorse, all because I was chasing handle scale colors and didn't realize how much of a gem I had, in a great overall steel...and now such a hard to find steel. Kick myself for that one. I figured the way it flew off the shelves, there would be a high demand and be back in stock within a few months...not the case :o
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby anycal » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:31 pm

Older pick with hints of 'tina. The newer ones don't seem to capture it. Hopefully by end of summer...

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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:53 pm

Some instagram finds, credit where it's due:

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And, updated: my original post. Same knife, better lighting!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby basedlarrydavid » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 pm

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Here you go. The full album has a video (https://imgur.com/a/u5IeCXI). I also picked up a Millie in Rex 45 last week that is clean as a whistle. The process starts again.
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby attila » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:45 am

mayong wrote: I found this thread in my travels. I've got to agree with attila's K390 comparison.

Here's a picture of his PM2 Military after some IRL fruit ninja. Loving the subtle coloration!

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Thanks for starting this thread. Here's a current photo of my Military:
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That looks really awesome! What have you been cutting with that thing?!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:51 am

attila wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:45 am
That looks really awesome! What have you been cutting with that thing?!

@ohioapexing, wow, that black/blue coloration does look great, especially with the weathered brown micarta. I'm curious too: what causes staining like that?
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby basedlarrydavid » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 pm

mayong wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:51 am
attila wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:45 am
That looks really awesome! What have you been cutting with that thing?!

@ohioapexing, wow, that black/blue coloration does look great, especially with the weathered brown micarta. I'm curious too: what causes staining like that?

I started using it roughly 2-3 months before the scales came in (I custom-ordered them) and did in applications I would typically use a kitchen knife. I think most of that came from strawberries, warm chicken, and apples. I later found that hot bacon gives a great dark blue hue.

EDIT: Thanks for the compliment!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby laker_cj » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:38 am

basedlarrydavid wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 pm
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Here you go. The full album has a video (https://imgur.com/a/u5IeCXI). I also picked up a Millie in Rex 45 last week that is clean as a whistle. The process starts again.
Looks like a great 2020 calendar picture! Great patina, and great photo capture!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:10 pm

That really is an awesome patina, especially the photo with the contrasting mirror finish. Great job!
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Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

Postby mayong » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:08 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:10 pm
That really is an awesome patina, especially the photo with the contrasting mirror finish. Great job!
+1
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