Laserstrike love!

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    I used a product called citrustrip on most of the Esee's I took the coating off of then sanded them before forcing a patina with white vinegar or anything else acidic. I've done a couple with just sandpaper so that the coating was left to protect under the scales.

    Hope that help and welcome to the fold!
     
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    Klean Strip Premium Stripper...Spray On, Home Depot, $7.00. Only takes a few minutes.
     
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    If I want to strip, I'll take it to the sand blaster!

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    After some use...

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    I love how that Junglas is looking after some use mark's on the patina!!!!
     
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    Yeah, me too!
     
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    Thanks guys - that's exactly the type of info I was looking for! I didn't want to resort to anything mechanical - like a belt sander or grinding wheel - because I neither own them nor do I wish to compromise the HT. I have both a Home Depot and Lowes within 20 minutes of where I live, so I can probably get those products.


    If only. I would love to have access to a blast cabinet.

    Thank you kindly! The LS is my first ESEE knife, and for sure the quality is evident. A couple of tweaks to this one and I think it will work very well for me.
     
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    This was my first esee knife
     
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    Love that patina man, looks ace!
     
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    Thanks!

    It started as a forced patina using white vinegar and yellow mustard, but that's more muted now that juices from cutting veggies and blood from cleaning deer worked their magic on it.
     
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    Don't know why I never tried a laser strike. Aside from the lite machete, it's the only ESEE I have not owned. It looks great though and these shots are awesome.
     
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    Gotta try the lite machete too. It's awesome and great value. The sword of the ESEE lineup!
     
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    The Beloved LS. Still My favorite esee for everyday stuff and thangs!
     
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    Now that's the look I'm going for with mine! I gotta get to Lowes and pick up some of that stuff to remove the coating...

    Once that gunk is removed, did you find the spine to have sharp edges? I prefer that on my knives.
     
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    I've never tried to strike a ferro with it so I'm not sure if it will I just use the blade edge.
     
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    I always do the same with the edge closest to the choil or handle.

    Your Laserstrike is my favorite I've seen posted!
     
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    Agree! That's one sick LS
     
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    Thanks guys it's my favorite of the ESEE line I got lucky and scored those scales! :D
     
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