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Woodpuppy
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:33 pm

Mmmmmmm dangit. Gotta add this one to the list.
Not a collector, but all these knives followed me home!
:spyder: AUS8, M4, H1, VG10, 52100, HAP40, REX45, N690Co, CTS-BD1, CRUWEAR, AEB-L, S30V :spyder:

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby Cambertree » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 pm
That's so cool, thanks for all that info! One more question if I may, since this is a thread about patinas, how has the patina response been for you? Natural or forced etc...?
No worries. Thanks Jon. :)

I’ve had all three of the K390 releases so far (Edgematters Pingo, Urban, Police).

I find K390 to take a patina readily when new - it’s only slightly more corrosion resistant than the simple carbon steels or 52100 and Superblue.

In terms of the non stainless steels I have in Spydies, and how quick they are to patina, I’d rate them roughly as follows.

52100 and Superblue.
K390
M4
Maxamet
Cruwear

I just treat K390 the same as a simple carbon steel blade, regarding maintenance and oiling.

I don’t tend to force patinas, although I do intentionally use new non stainless knives on food prep like slicing and peeling fruit and veg, until the patina is well established.

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Postby JonLeBlanc » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 am

Cambertree wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm
JonLeBlanc wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 pm
That's so cool, thanks for all that info! One more question if I may, since this is a thread about patinas, how has the patina response been for you? Natural or forced etc...?
No worries. Thanks Jon. :)

I’ve had all three of the K390 releases so far (Edgematters Pingo, Urban, Police).

I find K390 to take a patina readily when new - it’s only slightly more corrosion resistant than the simple carbon steels or 52100 and Superblue.

In terms of the non stainless steels I have in Spydies, and how quick they are to patina, I’d rate them roughly as follows.

52100 and Superblue.
K390
M4
Maxamet
Cruwear

I just treat K390 the same as a simple carbon steel blade, regarding maintenance and oiling.

I don’t tend to force patinas, although I do intentionally use new non stainless knives on food prep like slicing and peeling fruit and veg, until the patina is well established.
That's about what I reckoned, and of course I'm sure the heat treatment protocol has much to do with reactivity as well. Thanks again!
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara


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