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 Post subject: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:24 am 
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How can you bring back that nice black color to the kanji on a blade after it starts to look like a faded grey?



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 Post subject: Re: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:24 am 
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Engraved or print?

Print, is gone when it's gone. Engraved, I don't know, but one of the knife makers, like Adam or Tim, probably will.



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 Post subject: Re: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Engraved



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 Post subject: Re: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:21 pm 

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Rub a black crayon on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:51 pm 
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If it's engraved and the blade is carbon, you can etch the entire knife, then polish the blade with some Flitz.



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 Post subject: Re: Darken Kanji
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:35 pm 
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You can try using a tooth pick, dip it in vinegar, and carefully fill the kanji, let it sit for a while, rinse and reapply. If you have ferric chloride, it will achieve the results in one maybe two applications. "Paint" around the print with nail polish, to use as a resist. This will protect the blade from any "oops" moments.



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