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Photos Patina Pics, Let's see what ya got!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by NJBillK, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Didn't see a post calling for pics of patina, so here we go!
    I know patina can be hard to capture, so be prepared to try a few times.

    The Misses and I used my Maxamet Mule and my Daado B&T to prep for dinner/dessert. The patinas shown are mostly from Basil, Steawberries, Green onion, Shallot and Chicken.
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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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  3. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

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    Oct 2, 2016
    Great idea for a thread
     
  4. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    569
    Mar 12, 2017
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    52100 ball bearing steel, had a mirror polish when I got it and I didn't like the way it looked on this knife so I sanded it real good and forced a patina with mustard
     
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  5. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Natural patina (vs forced). Developed over decades.
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    Natural patina. My EDC.
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    Forced patina. 40+ year old Opinel.
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    Forced Patina. New Mora I keep in car.
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  6. ourgon

    ourgon

    Feb 27, 2013
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  7. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I don't have many blades with much patina to speak of, just a few spots on these Spyderco GB1s.
    I do have some copper and brass items with varying degrees of patina. I just installed the copper scales (previously used) on my PM2 yesterday and I'm liking those a lot.

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  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Natural patina starting on some bare 52100, it's a little darker now. Never tried to force any, although I have blued some.


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  9. Man with no name

    Man with no name

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    Jun 24, 2015
    Leghog, how did you get the patina on the Mora that you keep in your car?
     
  10. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    lol...No pics of patina here...I just hit a bunch of blades with Wenol :) ...
     
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  11. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Some great pictures guys.
     
  12. greentrout

    greentrout Gold Member Gold Member

    661
    Apr 20, 2016
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    I find preparing guacamole excellent for getting a patina
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  13. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Green, is that a JK Bird & Trout?
    I love the lines on that pattern of his.
     
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  14. greentrout

    greentrout Gold Member Gold Member

    661
    Apr 20, 2016
    That's a stretched JK Bluegill. I always loved his Bluegill knife but wanted one a little longer to use a B&T. It's 6 7/8" OAL with a 3 1/4" blade.
     
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  15. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Peculiar enough, I also like the looks of the Bluegill as well. The only issue is that my hand is too wide for the pattern.
    I find that if the handle has a hook at the end, I need it to be 3 7/8" - 4" to fit comfortably. That 1/4" puts the hook into my pinky... If it didn't have the hook, it might be a winner for me.

    I guess his B&T version of the Worker might be up my alley.
     
  16. greentrout

    greentrout Gold Member Gold Member

    661
    Apr 20, 2016
    Yea the stretched version of the Bluegill would get you closer, the handle is 3 5/8". If I had seen the B&T Worker before I did that custom order I most likely would have gone with it.
     
  17. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Here are a couple of my knives that have taken on a nice, natural, protective patina simply through regular use...

    First off, a 1065 Camp/Kitchen Cleaver forged by Don Andrade (of California Custom knives):
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    And then a CPM-M4 by BanTang:
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    M4 doesn't take much patina at all.

    And no, neither of these knives have ever been waxed or oiled. Just used and then cleaned after use :)
     
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  18. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Fantastic looking patina on the cleaver. I bet that BanTang is a light saber, Nice edc size to it too.

    I know M4 doesn't like to patina much. I have two knives in it and they see regular use in NJ along with carry in sweaty summer pockets and not much on either of them.
     
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  19. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    That looks like the work of a little dip in diluted Ferric Chloride.
    @leghog
     
  20. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Thanks man! I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds the Cleaver patina to be a beautiful thing - pretty sure it's my favorite patina that's been created through using my knives.

    And yea, my little BanTang is a pleasure to use and carry - between the aggressiveness of the M4, along with Ban's edge, it cuts like a laser. Will be interesting to see how the patina changes and how the M4 holds up to life in subtropical Mexico (in the process of moving there right now...)

    Great thread idea btw! Feel like I haven't seen a patina thread on BF for a while now :cool:
     
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