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Old 04-19-2019, 8:40 AM
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Do you have any GUNS that are deliberately corroded? Hahah.
Yes lol. Literally all blued guns are deliberately corroded, thats what blueing does. Its a form of oxidation that helps to protect the steel.

So your knife patina is similar and I think its neat.
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Old 04-19-2019, 9:11 AM
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Yes lol. Literally all blued guns are deliberately corroded, thats what blueing does. Its a form of oxidation that helps to protect the steel.

So your knife patina is similar and I think its neat.
Thanks... I think there were other posts in the thread where people added patina to carbon steel knives whether kitchen or traditional. Definitely it is a common practice with traditionals and anything copper or brass like flashlights, knives, coins, etc...

I see wanting to keep a shiny blade shiny though. Whatever you want to do. I've never forced one before AFAIK... well I guess I did let a Mora sit after slicing vegetables, but that steel just wants to turn orange and rust right away. Oh yeah, I have done mustard on at least one with no real results IIRC... not 1095. I think I scrubbed the rust off that Mora and cold blued it.

Definitely the GEC 1095 seems really rust resistant after bluing even with lemon which I am sure is much thinner than a harsher chem bluing. After first "coat" it wasn't turning orange anywhere. Just blackens.

There is a difference between blued steel and raw steel.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:55 AM
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Do you have any GUNS that are deliberately corroded? Hahah.
No but I've got a couple that have been unintentionally and negligently pitted.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:00 AM
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Yes lol. Literally all blued guns are deliberately corroded, thats what blueing does. Its a form of oxidation that helps to protect the steel.
Yes but bluing is a technique to provide a UNIFORM and ATTRACTIVE finish to the metal. Of course, what's attractive is in the eye of the beholder but, if Meyer lemon treating your blades is what you are shooting for great!

I've got LOTS of knives that look even "better" than what @cufflers did and they got they way thru normal use and I have no problems w/them looking that way. The other knives in my collection are another matter.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:02 AM
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No but I've got a couple that have been unintentionally and negligently pitted.
I've seen intentionally corroded (factory blued) guns rust and pit unintentionally too. Woulda happened a lot sooner with no factory corrosion coat though

Personally I have had it on a shotgun where a damp sling touched the barrel in the safe, and an old revolver that was not taken care of before I got it... once the rust was removed it was fine and hasn't rusted since.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:13 AM
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Yes but bluing is a technique to provide a UNIFORM and ATTRACTIVE finish to the metal. Of course, what's attractive is in the eye of the beholder but, if Meyer lemon treating your blades is what you are shooting for great!

I've got LOTS of knives that look even "better" than what @cufflers did and they got they way thru normal use and I have no problems w/them looking that way. The other knives in my collection are another matter.
yeah I was experimenting trying to get a non-uniform coating... if you just dip the blade into a coffee cup full of acid or acidic juice it will put a perfectly even dark grey/black coat on the blade. I was trying for more of a camo look.

To each their own for sure. That GEC 21 is the only traditional I have that's forced patina - so I was "going for" one with that pattern I have many other GEC 21's that are brand new and shiny like your knives. A lot of fixed blade USERS are stripped SR-101 steel or SR-77 so they have various light shades of patina but not too much. I think my user BK-15 has darkened. I just had that MORA out in the yard and it is pretty dark now, no rust.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:42 AM
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Yes but bluing is a technique to provide a UNIFORM and ATTRACTIVE finish to the metal. Of course, what's attractive is in the eye of the beholder but, if Meyer lemon treating your blades is what you are shooting for great!

I've got LOTS of knives that look even "better" than what @cufflers did and they got they way thru normal use and I have no problems w/them looking that way. The other knives in my collection are another matter.
Everybody SHhhhh..... Dont tell this guy about color case hardening, its not uniform!

not to mention all those pretty damascus knives that would be plain looking steel if it wasnt for the acid wash "patina" that brings out the pattern
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Old 04-19-2019, 2:06 PM
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Everybody SHhhhh..... Dont tell this guy about color case hardening, its not uniform!

not to mention all those pretty damascus knives that would be plain looking steel if it wasnt for the acid wash "patina" that brings out the pattern
We were talking about gun bluing.

Of course, I'm aware of color case hardening and damascus knives. I appreciate what goes into doing those things but their NOT my "thing" either. My preference is for smooth and spotless blades like the one you'll find on my Spyderco Drunken and the MUDD Auto that I just received and deep blued guns w/a coating like you find on vintage Colts and SWs.

If you like patterned blades and coatings, so be it. They're just not for me.
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Back on topic. Just bought this Laguiole on eBay today. Just bought it because it looks cool and comes w/its own sharpening rod which fits in the sheath w/the knife. I plan to use it as a steak knife.





Just bought it because it looks cool and comes w/its own sharpening rod which fits in the sheath w/the knife.

It is similar in shape/size to the Shun Higo Nokami that I also own but I think the Laguoile looks cooler.

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Old 04-19-2019, 6:15 PM
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Back on topic. Just bought this Laguiole on eBay today. Just bought it because it looks cool and comes w/its own sharpening rod which fits in the sheath w/the knife. I plan to use it as a steak knife. ]
Pretty nice! Looks like you have some uneven patina in the file work. Hahahah

Kidding bro. Looks like a nice steak knife. I'll most likely use that big Bull Buster for the same thing and other stuff. I'll post more pics if the steak juice changes the camo pattern.
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Old 04-22-2019, 1:45 PM
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Went on vacation with the wife and kiddos, bought two Strider SMFs online before we took off. The mail call this morning did not suck.
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Old 04-22-2019, 3:27 PM
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ZT 450 flipper with damascus blade...........love ZTs
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First Benchmade Auto
New old stock Presido 5300 auto with a tanto blade. My Microtech is going to take a break. Have had numerous Benchmade’s but no autos. Hope it holds up like my Microtechs.




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Old 04-22-2019, 5:47 PM
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New old stock Presido 5300 auto with a tanto blade. My Microtech is going to take a break. Have had numerous Benchmade’s but no autos. Hope it holds up like my Microtechs.




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My favorite Presido look... same as the non-auto appearance-wise. Gorgeous. Love those AL scales. Tough knife. Tanto in stainless is great. Congrats.
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