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Forcing a patina

Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:24 pm

I tried forcing a patina on my 240 goko but the results were not desirable and nothing really happened? I assume its because the iron clad won't react the same as the edge will, it being white #1). Is this correct and will a forced patina not work on this knife? In the same efforts would I be wasting my time to attempt a patina on my AS Moritaka?

Re: Forcing a patina

Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:54 pm

The Goko knives that Mark carries are clad in stainless steel, only the core is carbon steel. You can do a patina, but only the core (edge) will be affected. If it we me, I would just let a patina naturally form on the exposed carbon steel at the edge. This looks really cool on my Masakage Yuki will the same type of stainless clad over carbon construction.

The Moritaka is a different story - the cladding will be reactive, but unless you have removed the black kurouchi finish, the blade road and core steel at the edge will be the parts of the blade that are affected by the forced patina.

Check out the Blood Root blades entries in the knife makers forum area. They have some comments on how Luke does a really cool forced patina w/mustard.

Re: Forcing a patina

Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:57 am

BloodrootBlades wrote:" ...The blade finish is just a mustard patina. The mustard was dabbed-on the perfectly clean blade with a little scrap of damp t-shirt (my shop-rag source). The ticket though is the consistency of the mustard. You want it to be a pretty evenly ground thick paste. I use a white wine dijon that has a convenient wide-mouth jar and a nice thick consistency. I started using it because we really didn't like the flavor and weren't doing anything else with it ;-), but it really does make the nicest patinas. You then wipe it off with a clean wet rag that you dust-down with a good helping of baking soda.

~Luke"

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Re: Forcing a patina

Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:28 am

That is a Beautiful knife! What is it may i ask?

Re: Forcing a patina

Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:06 pm

It's a knife made by Bloodroot Blades....they have a subforum here.

Re: Forcing a patina

Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:25 pm

Wallidt wrote:I tried forcing a patina on my 240 goko but the results were not desirable and nothing really happened? I assume its because the iron clad won't react the same as the edge will, it being white #1). Is this correct and will a forced patina not work on this knife? In the same efforts would I be wasting my time to attempt a patina on my AS Moritaka?


I've been thinking about offering some of my 52100 addicts with forced patina. I'll whip one up and show it if I'm bored in the next couple days.
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