The "ART" of the potato patina.
Recently, my mother found an old knife that my father and I brought back from Japan way back in '89. The tip had been broken, and the knife had been relegated to the bottom rear of a storage drawer.
She asked if I could do anything with it, explaining that she always had problems with it rusting, and didn't know how to care for it. I took it home rounded off the broken tip with the belt sander, hit it with some 00 steel wool, and went searching for some potatoes for a patina. Well I found some sitting in the back of a cabinet and knew right away the wife would not get mad if I used them. Once I put them on the knife I just had to take a picture, as it inspired my artsy side. The patina, actually came out really well, though a bit uneven.
Also, any help on identification of the blade would be cool. I know I have seen a website link to a Japanese site that helps out with identification, and information.
Last edited by Carl_First_Timer; 06-06-2011 at 12:54 PM.
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