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Re: Removing black coating

Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:30 pm

desol wrote:"Do you rinse or wet the knife while you use it/cut with it? I like to keep my knife wet and rinsed while I'm using it (more or less) until I'm done."

This practice DESOL employs is a very effective, some would say requisite, method. If you don't do so, please try it. Beyond the lubrication it affords, most are aware it quells reaction to the carbon, as well.

Re: Removing black coating

Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:26 pm

"most are aware it quells reaction to the carbon, as well."

No kidding? I would have guessed it would be neutral or even counter productive.

I just keep learning :)

Re: Removing black coating

Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:23 pm

I have a Tojiro ITK 120mm Petty. It was an inexpensive knife, that rusted easy, so I thought I would play around with forcing a patina. I covered it in mustard and let it sit for 30 minutes. To my surprise, the black coating came off when I washed off the mustard with soap and water. Now I just keep it clean with Barkeepers Friend.

Re: Removing black coating

Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:25 pm

CEDAR <> The water dilutes whatever would react; thus, lessening overall reaction.

Re: Removing black coating

Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:28 am

Mel, thanks, I will play with this in the kitchen tomorrow.
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