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    how to stonewash?


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    just got my MT Amphibian from Discount Supply
    http://discountsupplyunlimited.com/m...ch_knives.html
    got the satin finish and it's too shiny for me. There were no Stonewash blades to be found.

    How difficult would it be to get someone to stonewash it? Any cheaper alternatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulaboy
    just got my MT Amphibian from Discount Supply
    http://discountsupplyunlimited.com/m...ch_knives.html
    got the satin finish and it's too shiny for me. There were no Stonewash blades to be found.

    How difficult would it be to get someone to stonewash it? Any cheaper alternatives?
    It's not difficult just expensive for one knife blade. It is an industrial process, Stone washing is done in a huge drum where parts are tumbled with "stones" and a soapy water soloution. The stones are really chunks of ceramic in different sizes and shapes. The process is commonly used in the auto industry to remove burrs from parts.

    You could try rubbing out the blade with a scotchbrite pad. You could try tumbling it yourself with a coffee can and some shiney pea gravel and soapy water? Roll it back and fourth on the floor for a few hours. No
    way to guarantee you will get the result you want though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulaboy
    Any cheaper alternatives?
    Use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Stamp
    Use it.
    Funniest thing I've seen today.

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    I can stone wash it for around 15 dollars? pm me if your interested

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    I think you just barely missed him dude

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    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTRcustoms View Post
    I can stone wash it for around 15 dollars? pm me if your interested
    Welcome to Bladeforums. Like the others said, you're a little late for this thread.

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    I have predicted with 99.9% accuracy who'll win Superbowl XXXIX. PM me if interested

    But seriously, you can stonewash at home in your clothes dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTRcustoms View Post
    I can stone wash it for around 15 dollars? pm me if your interested
    Wow, Six friggin years later. This has to be some kind of record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorito Monk View Post
    Wow, Six friggin years later. This has to be some kind of record.
    I've seen ten. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleScouter View Post
    I've seen ten. Seriously.
    Holy god! That's impressive.

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    I am bringing this thread back to life!!!! lol

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    Well... While we're on the topic, I wouldn't mind a cheap solution to get a tumbled or stone washed look. Anyone got a cheap set up?
    R.E. Roberts, Esq

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    A friend of mine stonewashed his first custom by putting it in a tupperware container with some round-ish rocks and soapy water, and hand shaking the whole thing until it looked good. Turned out great, too.
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    Just know that it'll totally blunt the edge.

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