Izula Damascus Help

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  1. DasButch

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    Well, new Damascus Izula owner.

    Just cut up a banana for my imp, and noticed a color change on the blade. Surely from the acid in the banana.

    Oiled it immediately, but there's still a small discoloration.

    Read post-banana that cutting up lemons is a bad idea. That makes sense.

    Anyone know what I can do?

    Thanks,
    Butch
     
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    Any carbon blade will discolor, or patina with use. If you want the blade to look new again you could re-etch it with ferric chloride acid.
    google search etching Damascus steel.

    personally, I like the patina that use gives a blade.
    Good luck with your venture.
     
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    Right on. I was shocked at the color change. Super fast. and I never thought of bananas as acidic...

    So, go cut the rest of the banana and spread out the patina? lol.

    Thanks.
     
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    I have never tried it on damascus, but it should polish out with something like flitz metal polish. I don't know if it would polish away the pattern though.
     
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    Sounds defective. Send it to me and I’ll dispose of it properly
     
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