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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:48 pm

Nasgul wrote: Sorry SpeedHoles, I remember I saw this pic, the 1st one, but didn't see much the patina, it's light compare to the patina on the ESEE.
May be the heat treatment like Brock O Lee said, was different.

Anyway, I will look to get more informations on this steel ! :)
No need to apologize. :) Yeah the patina seems a little light in the photo, but I was trying to get more light reflection to show the bluing and color on the patina.
I have also somewhat tried to keep it from getting overly dark and corroded by keeping it clean and slightly oiled. I let it go a few times and it got some rusty pits.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Nasgul » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:07 pm

Ok, I see what you wanted to show in the pic :)
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Re: Show Your Patina!

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:42 pm

So I received my Mantra back in January and decided to see what would happen with it if I made it a dedicated apple knife. Well here are the before and after pictures. The first image is before the first apple, here:

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I took a picture everyday at work after the apple and the patina slowly formed. But it definitely wasn't uniform across the blade, I'm not sure why since the blade was always completely covered with juice from the apple. The end result after about 30 apples give or take was this:

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Maybe it is where I live, but in my experience M4 is pretty resistant to corrosion compared to what I read online. I find most people have issues with rusting etc but I've never had that issue. I don't oil my knives (even superblue) and they all look like the day I got them (aside from wear). I tried to force a patina back in the day on my original Gayle Bradley and I was amazed how much work it took to get any kind of result. It must be the climate here that helps or something.

Anyway, I wasn't happy with the boring patina my Mantra had and I was stuck at home for the last few days sick and well...I got bored. So I used some fritz on the blade which effectively hit the reset button and then forced a patina with some mustard. The result is this:

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I'm actually pretty happy with it. It is very close to what I was hoping for with the added surprise of some blue tones in there. So now that the knife has a nice patina it will go into the EDC rotation and become a general utility knife.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Evil D » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:11 pm

My M4 Manix 2 got spot rust just from carrying it, even AFTER wiping it down with Tuf-Glide. After that I washed the blade and forced a patina with white vinegar and it still got spotty. I think a lot of it is the acidity of one's body sweat.
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby remnar » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:55 pm

Nice pattern LC! :spyder:

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Cameron » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:45 am

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby harronek » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:28 pm

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ZDP 189 does take on a patina over time

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Holland » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:33 pm

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby farnorthdan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:13 pm

Got this real nice blue starting to form on my Delica

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Holland » Tue May 24, 2016 8:44 am

I wish it stayed blue instead of eventually darkening to grey
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Holland » Tue May 24, 2016 8:44 am

M4 goodness

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Re: Show Your Patina!

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Re: Show Your Patina!

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby hom76 » Thu May 26, 2016 3:17 am

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Evil D » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:04 pm

Question for those who have formed a natural patina with use...How do you wipe your blades down after use? Do you wash the residue off? If you just wipe it and let it dry, do you bother wiping in any particular direction? Seems to me that wiping down the blade could result in the residue left on the blade forming a streaky patina?
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Holland » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:50 am

Evil D wrote:Question for those who have formed a natural patina with use...How do you wipe your blades down after use? Do you wash the residue off? If you just wipe it and let it dry, do you bother wiping in any particular direction? Seems to me that wiping down the blade could result in the residue left on the blade forming a streaky patina?
I cut up fruit or meet and then usually let it sit there while I eat then with soap and water I wipe it down with my fingers then dry with a towel. With the towel I start at the spine and draw towards the edge to ensure I don't cut the towel :D
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:18 pm

Patina action from cutting up one Kiwi on new Caly 3 SB, amazing how fast SB reacts.

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