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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:33 pm
by Woodpuppy
Mmmmmmm dangit. Gotta add this one to the list.

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm
by Cambertree
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.

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 am
by JonLeBlanc
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!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:08 am
by Cambertree
With all the non stainless bladesteels out there at the moment, let’s get this thread going again!

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
by bearrowland
Nice pic!!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:13 pm
by Cambertree
bearrowland wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Nice pic!!
Thanks Barry!

C'mon folks, let's see some patina shots! I know there's a bunch of Maxamet and 4V and M4 out there at the moment. Anyone getting any patina on their Cruwear users? There's gotta be some fantastic looking 52100 blades by now!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
by bearrowland
I wish I had one to post at the moment, but none of mine take a patina..

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:44 am
by PeaceInOurTime
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 am
by Cambertree
Very cool, PeaceInOurTime. HAP40? That patina on the cladding is very interesting as well.

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:49 pm
by Woodpuppy
Cambertree wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 am
Very cool, PeaceInOurTime. HAP40? That patina on the cladding is very interesting as well.
Agreed. A well cared for user!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:51 pm
by Woodpuppy
I finally gave in and decided to let the patina donuts thing on my M4 para3

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 pm
by PeaceInOurTime
Woodpuppy wrote:
Cambertree wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 am
Very cool, PeaceInOurTime. HAP40? That patina on the cladding is very interesting as well.
Agreed. A well cared for user!
Cambertree wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 am
Very cool, PeaceInOurTime. HAP40? That patina on the cladding is very interesting as well.
Thanks! Sorry, I just now saw this. Yes, it is the Cutlery Shoppe exclusive Endura in HAP40.

I started out just letting it naturally patina, which was coming along nicely, but then I decided to see how it would look using sulfuric acid over the entire blade. I'm happy with the results. :cool:

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:22 am
by Cambertree
PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Thanks! Sorry, I just now saw this. Yes, it is the Cutlery Shoppe exclusive Endura in HAP40.

I started out just letting it naturally patina, which was coming along nicely, but then I decided to see how it would look using sulfuric acid over the entire blade. I'm happy with the results. :cool:
Huh, that's very cool, I've never seen a sulphuric acid patina before. Did you just wipe it over with a paper towel or something? What sort of solution did you use?
Woodpuppy wrote: I finally gave in and decided to let the patina donuts thing on my M4 para3

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Lookin' good Woodpuppy, and that's a great pic of an awesome pair of knives. :cool:

Some more M4:

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:48 pm
by PeaceInOurTime
Cambertree wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:22 am
Huh, that's very cool, I've never seen a sulphuric acid patina before. Did you just wipe it over with a paper towel or something? What sort of solution did you use?
I just "blotched" it on the blade using a small cotton swab several times until I was satisfied with how it looked. I suppose wrapping the blade in a soaked paper towel may have produced a more uniform pattern, may have to try that with another knife.

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:53 am
by AshK
After only one day of use, this Police 4 is developing a Patina far faster than I expected.

This is after some kitchen use - cutting fruit, veggies, and meat. I guess the apple, pineapple, onion, and beef are having the desired effect.

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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:02 pm
by bearrowland
👍👍

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:30 pm
by JonLeBlanc
Cambertree wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:08 am
With all the non stainless bladesteels out there at the moment, let’s get this thread going again!

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Now that is one nice little piece you got there!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:51 pm
by bearrowland
I agree!

Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 am
by selrahc
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Re: Show Your Patina!

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:29 pm
by bearrowland
Nice!!