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Damascus EDC, the start of a journey: w. January 2021 update.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kidcongo, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    My ladder is DT. I have both in raindrop

    Yea I think it would be tough to find. Ever harder to find in a lefty I’m sure
     
  2. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
  3. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    I wanna play.

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  4. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Knice,
     
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  5. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    The CGG was too nice to be a work beater. I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
     
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  6. Django606

    Django606

    910
    Jul 22, 2005
    Awesome photos! Is this Chad Nichols or Devin Thomas?

    Edit: Disregard, saw your earlier post. Awesome texture!
     
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  7. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    I get the impression some around here think its sacrilegious to polish a damascus blade, I've polished all my CRK damascus, to me it gives the damascus way more texture, it's still all there just shiny, as for cutting performance, it's way better, by nature an etched surfaces has a huge surface area, offering loads of resistance on the cut, once polished and smooth it glides through what ever it is your cutting, other people's may have different views
     
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  8. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    So is damascus prone to rust any more than S35VN or what? CRK's website states that it will need more attention and gives you a list of guidelines to follow but a paper notice that came in the box with one I have that was made in 2016 states "blades made of stainless damascus (pattern welded) need no additional care other than general cleaning and sharpening as needed." Online it makes it sound like if the air's too warm and I breath on it it's gonna rust. So which is it?

    https://chrisreeve.com/blogs/how-tos/4-damascus-care-tips
     
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  9. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    I've noticed no real difference, It's stainless after all, I work the crap out of all my CRK's, I'm not paying a ship load of money for a knife just to look at it, its got to work off a debt, as far as rust, if you look after your knives, rust shouldn't be an issue regardless of blade steel,
     
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  10. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    I wipe mine off if I cut something wet or messy regardless of whether it's damascus or S35. But it's this line right here that keeps getting my attention: "If your knife is in a humid environment, it will rust." Keyword will. As in leaving it out in a shed for a while or simply sweating all over it in my pocket on a muggy day?
     
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  11. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    I think that line is written to mitigate any responsibility as far as the "idiot" factor, you leave any steel long enough its eventually going to show signs of corrosion, I live in New Zealands South island, its pretty much a temperate rainforest, you look after your stuff it wont rust,
     
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  12. Django606

    Django606

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    Jul 22, 2005
    What is your process for this?
     
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  13. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    I have found the CN raindrop to be equally stain resistant to S35 in my uses. If you really pushed the limits, S35 would probably outshine as that is a very stain resistant steel, but for daily EDC and food prep, no additional special care is needed for the Damascus blades above what you would normally do (wash off the blade after slicing a lemon etc)
     
  14. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    I just use a chrome polish and a rag, it's a German product, AutoSol, but anything will do
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  15. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    Got that first ugly scratch before the full patina sets in. Glad I decided to get a plain for work and just use the ladder CGG at home. The polished graphic looks better clean but the plain slabs will look better with the worn look.

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  16. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 8, 2018
    Thanks for sharing! I'll be doing this :)
     
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  17. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Do it!

    Looking forward to seeing the pics
     
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  18. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 8, 2018


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    I like the result! This was only after a little work.
     
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  19. KrisNZ

    KrisNZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Looks way cool! And cuts so much better, I'm waiting for delivery of a Lg PJ 21 with Raindrop Damascus, It'll get polished straight away
     
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  20. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 1, 2019
    Holy smokes! I wonder if the patina effect will still show with use.
     
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