Any thoughts on forcing a patina?

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  1. Zeek

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    Yep, my boy will boy 17 in June... a senior next year. I've got one summer to go. Gotta make the most of it. He's my buddy. Not sure sure what I'm gonna do without him???
     
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    Thanks much appreciated!
     
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    Congrats man! Age is just a number. Mine happens to have a positive correlation to gray hairs.
     
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    Thanks man! Gray hair is just the human patina lol! So far mine has been beard focused, but I've got a feeling that'll change soon.
     
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    ROFLMAO! I don't know if you're aware, but you just one the internet for the day, maybe the week. I've got a working patina too, mostly in the beard. But a stubborn patch of about a dozen white hairs have shown up in the front of my hairline. I like to remind my wife of exactly what she's done to me every time I come my hair back.
     
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  6. Zeek

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    Sheeit... you guys still have hair??? :confused:
     
  7. The Marsh Gorilla

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    Yeah I was trying to subtlety bring the thread back on topic lol! I derail too much.

    Dude we're like long lost brothers, cause I do the same to mine very often!
     
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    Hey Bill,

    Looks nice. Did you submerge the entire knife in vinegar? I've been curious how stabilized wood would hold up in vinegar.
     
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    Yes put the whole thing in did not effect it all.
     
  10. nathan shepherd

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    24 hours in a Lemon made this. Came out pretty nice imo.

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    Nice kitchen stickers:D What's the specs on those? Blade length etc?
     
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    Great little blades. Same sort of performance as the Opinel folders. I think I paid £10 for both of them on Amazon.

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    I'd say so too man! I really like how they came out!
     
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    Thanks buddy.
     
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    pickling vinegar has a higher % of acetic acid than normal vinegar........

    boiling it and submerging your carbon steel blade into it for a long while makes for a really nice dark patina.
     
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    And gives your quc's a nice metallic aftertaste:confused:
     
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    oil it with mineral oil and wipe it clean with a rag first....no tast..e
     
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    How does that get the metallic taste out of the pickel?o_O LOL:p
     
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    Hot vinager bath followed by yellow mustard. 20180219_205038.jpg
     
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    Thats awesome sir!
     
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