It's not really hard to do and anyone can do it if they want to preserve the logo on their blade, even after all the coating has worn off! You can etch before you strip if that's what floats your boat. Etching leaves sort of a "stamped" look on the blade. Materials needed: -Eyedropper -Radioshack PCB Etchant Solution -Old toothbrush -Soap (I just used a piece of Irish Spring bar soap) -Watch -Workstation 1. Remove handles from knife. This is not necessary, but I like to because it helps keep the blade flatter on your workstation My nasty etching eyedropper. You can use a q-tip to dab the solution on if you want. Radioshack PCB Etchant Solution 2. Lay the knife flat on your work surface and apply solution until the whole logo is covered. Notice how the solution is kinda clear when you first apply it 3. Set watch timer dot on the minute hand to keep track of time With 10 minutes left to go, do you notice how the etchant solution has darkened significantly? This is just solution working its magic eating away at the exposed metal in the logo. 4. Pour etchant solution off of blade toward the spine side. You don't want the solution to run over the edge. It will darken it. 5. Brush vigorously inside logo with soapy toothbrush 6. Rinse off under hot water. *Important* Etchant solution eats away at metal and your pipes are made of metal, so keep the hot water running as you are rinsing, brushing the solution off. Let hot water run for a while to ensure all of solution has been washed away 7. Dry blade and repeat steps 1-6 on the other side Once again, with 5 minutes left to go, the solution has darkened. Rinse with hot water, scrub with soapy toothbrush and rinse again. You have now completed one etching session on your ESEE blade. I usually like to do about 3-5 sessions depending on how deep the etch is. *Tips* The warmer the temperature, the faster the solution etches. You can duct tape your edge to help prevent the etchant solution from touching it. If you are really careful with a steady hand, you don't need to duct tape your edge. Just an extra precautionary measure. This step is optional, but when I'm finished etching, I usually like to take Birchwood Casey's Gunblue and dab it into the logos with a Q-tip. It darkens it up even more and brings out a greater contrast with the Venom Green color of the blade! It will also help control rust/corrosion issues You are now done etching!!