Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Acid stonewash advice, please?

  1. #1
    Spyderco Forum Registered User Jazz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    3,721

    Acid stonewash advice, please?

    I'm wondering if anyone could enlighten me to the process. Do you acid etch/soak first, then stonewash, or stonewash then etch? Thanks in advance for any help.
    - best wishes, Jazz.

  2. #2
    Spyderco Forum Registered User Evil D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    9,167
    Ferric chloride, which you can find at Radio Shack. Use nail polish on the pivot area to prevent it from eating off metal there. Dip it for about 20 minutes or so, checking often to see how dark it is. Then you need a plastic peanut butter jar or something like that with a screw on lid, and some gravel. Drop the blade in and shake it up, or tape the lid shut and wrap it in a towel and tie it in a bundle and put it in your dryer on no heat for a while.

    SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
    ~David

    Official plea to Sal: Can we PLEASE get a DLC Yojimbo 2? PLEASE!!?

  3. #3
    Spyderco Forum Registered User Jazz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    3,721
    Thanks, Dave. How do you get rid of the nail polish? Can the acid touch flesh, and is it safe to dump in the drain? If that wasn't enough questions, what do you etch it in, a glass or plastic container?
    - best wishes, Jazz.

  4. #4
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    836
    What type of stones, smooth or gravel, small or large, or does it matter?

  5. #5
    Spyderco Forum Registered User Evil D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Northern KY
    Posts
    9,167
    I reuse mine so no dumping it down the drain. I used decorative style patio gravel that I had under my deck. You use nail polish remover to get the nail polish off, and make sure the wife doesn't catch you lol.

    SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
    ~David

    Official plea to Sal: Can we PLEASE get a DLC Yojimbo 2? PLEASE!!?

  6. #6
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    London E17
    Posts
    1
    It is worth painting the cutting edge and tip with varnish too as the thinner metal erodes much quicker. If you have a look on Youtube there's many tutorials which are very informative. Have a look for a guy called Lazy Lizard who does some inspiring work.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •