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« on: March 18, 2010, 01:02:51 PM »

This is my latest one #11. It's forged 52100, 3 1/2" blade, 7" overall.  It had the most awesome acid etched finish until I scratched the soft back with a file shaping the guard. I had to ruin the finish removing the file marks.  I mean you could see the transition lines, great grain structure! Man was I pissed, the neighbors learned a few new cuss words.

So, another sisal finish.    



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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 05:08:09 PM »

Looks good to me like it is. If you liked the etch, why not re etch it?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 10:59:53 PM »

Looks good to me like it is. If you liked the etch, why not re etch it?

+1! on both counts.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 07:58:21 AM »

Its pretty easy to re- etch. Be sure the blade is clean and free of scratches, ( oops sorry,  Wink ) coat the guard with fingernail polish, being very precise around the blade. The polish will protect the brass from the etch and cleans off easy with acetone. Then re-etch the blade being carefull not to get it past the polish when you dip it. Viola!!! (Be sure to soak the area around the blade / guard joint with a good dose of break free to be sure no further reaction is happening where you cant see it.)
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 09:04:17 PM »

Thanks guys.......................

I have thought of re-etching, but usually the blade is submerged below the guard to get a uniform pattern throughout, and buffing with the grain will be problematic with the guard and all.  So..................another lesson learned.

Do not leave a gap between the guard and the end of the knife vice for those slips to mess up your project! 

One good thing!  I have another knife for the G.Music collection.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 03:05:39 PM »

Gary,

She's a pretty one. In the photo she looks impeccable.

HL
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 07:16:08 AM »

Gary,

That is a great piece of work. A real good looking knife on all levels. The details show great workmenship and you should be very proud of it, I know I would.

George
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