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Patina Pictures

Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:58 pm

So i was searching and didn't notice a patina thread.
Would be cool if everyone could post pictures of
natural and forced patina s and how you did it.
I wish i had one to start the thread but i just got my new knife last night.

Re: Patina Pictures

Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:35 pm

This should be good... :D

I love a nice patina!

Re: Patina Pictures

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:58 pm

Natural Patina on a 150mm Fujiwara petty and Addict 2 in 52100:
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Sorry for the dark fuzzy pic, hard to get a good pic of Patina's for me!

Re: Patina Pictures

Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:56 am

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Forced patina on Tanaka Sekiso 240mm Gyuto using banana 'paste' First attempt at anything like this and I really like the results! Thanks to Taz575 for the banana recommendation!!

Chris

Re: Patina Pictures

Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:10 am

Could someone give more details about "banana paste"?

Re: Patina Pictures

Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:38 pm

I just use the flat of the knife to mash a banana into a nice gooey consistency. I then spread the mash into the rough shape of the knife, lay the knife on the mash and work it into that a little, then pile the rest of the mash on top of the knife so it's in a "banana cocoon" - totally covered. You'll need to experiment with how long to leave it in the banana mash. Try 15 minutes to start. Big knife, small bananas - you might need 2 bananas, etc.

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Steve

Re: Patina Pictures

Sun May 19, 2013 1:46 am

ACE <> Here's a 240Kono White #2 with a twice forced mustard patina. I used dijon thickened with mustard powder. I cut out two strips of small bubble wrap to fit both sides of the blade. I then spread an even & thin layer of mustard mix on the blade. Next, I laid the wrap cutouts gently in place with no lateral movements. Once in place, I evenly distributed downward force on the wrap to disperse the mustard. Let rest. Wash off the blade with a baking soda solution. Dry.

The patina could be transposed by spreading the mustard on a surface other than the blade & then dipping the bubble wrap onto it. Next you would apply the mustard dipped wrap to the clean blade, but only gently depress it in this case.

Ok... then after that I polished the blade with a metal polish, Wenol. This evened out & faded the pattern. Then I did another mustard patina over the first pattern, but applied with a damp cloth in abstract dabs. Then finished the same way.

BEFORE USE:

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AFTER BEING PUT INTO SERVICE:

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Re: Patina Pictures

Tue May 21, 2013 1:08 pm

Nice !

Re: Patina Pictures

Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:45 am

Got these back for a sharpen and the customer was interested in a mustard patina. I liked the natural patina he had from use, so I'm adding before and after pics. For the boldest pattern a paste mustard does really well, dabbed on with a piece of damp t-shirt material.

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~Luke

Re: Patina Pictures

Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:11 pm

You've got that on lock, Luke. You nail it! Image
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