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Re: Patina Pictures

Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:19 am

Those look real nice!

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Re: Patina Pictures

Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Not a big fan of forced patina, i do however like natural patina. in japan you never see patina on a knife its like dirt :P

Re: Patina Pictures

Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Any clue why that is it seems like they would know the benefits. In a land that prides itself on beautiful things I thought a rainbow patina would be appealing. Who would of thunk it? I would love to sell flits over there. Peace jmbullman

Re: Patina Pictures

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:04 pm

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Before and after a forced mustard patina on a fujiwara 270 mm

sorry couldn't figure out how to put them directly on the thread

Re: Patina Pictures

Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:46 pm

There is a pic of my fujiwara 270 mm sujihiki with a mustard forced patina in the box that says no thumbnail.

Re: Patina Pictures

Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:42 pm

I haven't had much luck getting good pictures of patina myself.

This is the only decent one I've gotten over the years. Masamoto Carbon, natural patina from a steady diet of fish over a couple months
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Re: Patina Pictures

Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:48 pm

This- Natural patina on the Tojiro ITK Shirogami 210mm Gyuto. I took the picture because I just received my Buho Funayuki today and wanted to have a pictorial size reference with something most people are familiar with.

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Re: Patina Pictures

Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:36 am

Man those forced patinas look beautiful. Stunning even. Does anyone know why mustard is the food of choice when doing this? I guess it's the educator mind that I have that wants to know.

Re: Patina Pictures

Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:37 am

Man those forced patinas look beautiful. Stunning even. Does anyone know why mustard is the food of choice when doing this? I guess it's the educator mind that I have that wants to know.

Re: Patina Pictures

Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:09 am

Mustard has acids and stuff in it that etch/react to the steel. Some use Vinegar plain, but the mustard is thicker and will stay in place for more pattern manipulation.
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