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Manix2, Elmax MT13, M4 Manix2, ZDP Caly3, ZDP Caly Jr, Centofante4, Super Blue Caly3.5, M390 Paramilitary2, Cruwear MT12, S90V Manix2, Techno, CF Dodo, XHP MT16, S35VN Paramilitary2, Ti-Mil Fluted Military, Super Blue Caly3, Calypso, Manix2 Lightweight , Yojimbo2, Salt I
this thread is so damm cool. I looovvve the old tymer look w/no orange scale... pappaw was right..nothin' like HC steels...nothin' baby
almost makes me wanna wrap bamboo in soaked tatami and start dissection procedures...ALMOST!!
Onions work great for a dark quick patina, but ive never made a ggmbo w/o a aquasalt..so i dont know...
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"I hate the thought of killing anything, its the last thing I would advise, but as a matter of survival, all creatures are fair game."-- Les Stroud.
I wonder if spyders feel that way too??--mark.
I finally forced a patina on my Super Blue Caly 3.5. It was starting to patina just from carrying it, but it was uneven. So, I did this...
I like how it turned out.
Latest Spydies: Centofante Memory, Air, Chaparral 2, Damascus Caly 3, CF Dodo, Starmate, Szabo folder, Breeden Rescue, Puukko, Southard, Dyad Jr (thanks dbcad!), Calypso Sprint, SB Caly 3, Ulize, Ronin, Moonglow Native 5, Goddard Lightweight Sprint, Lum Tanto FB Sprint (on the way!)
On pre-order: Green 204P Paramilitary 2
Here's an updated (crappy cellphone) pic of my SB Caly 3.5.
At one point I polished the edge, but that only lasts until it is used.
Over a month on this edge and with minimal stropping, it is still plenty sharp.
I cut some rhubarb once with an AUS 8 blade, and it stained pretty good. Y'all might want to try some.
No pics, but I love the steely look that ZDP gets after a while. My Delica's looking pretty nice.
- best wishes, Jazz.
Rhubarb puts instant patina on carbon steel. Nothing comes close to it.
I don't force patina, but I do cut rhubarb!
Love seeing some Spyderco's with petina. I have been trying and trying. what are you using?? i am only able to petina my carbon blades ie: opinel and such.
My Opinel no7
If you look close, he looks like a sly, swimming, smirking shark! (the nail nick being the eye)
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