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Thread: How to protect my blade's logo, year etc. from hard use wear?

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    How to protect my blade's logo, year etc. from hard use wear?


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    Since its already showing 3 years light use, i plan to start using my mini CQC-8 for harder stuff like wood, plastic etc....things that will inevitably scratch off the logo, year, etc. on its black painted blade.
    im wondering if theres a clear-coat paint for the writing on the blade? .....maybe fingernail polish? clear tape?

    I kinda wish it was laser etched...or is it?

    thanks!

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    Here's a post about acid etching:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...logo-disappear

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwaj View Post
    Thanks, but im looking to preserve the logo thats already printed on my blade, i probably didnt make that point clear in my 1st post which may sound confusing

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    It IS laser etched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cevtv View Post
    It IS laser etched.
    Thanks , i assumed only the naked Emerson blades were etched and the painted blade were "screen-printed"........ SO then, how to protect the etching from wearing off from hard use? Maybe i will contact Emerson.

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    I wouldn't worry about laser etching wearing down. Unless you sand down the surface of the blade, there's nothing that will wear the metal to the point of removing etching.You can acid etch it to make the existing etch a bit deeper.

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    Link above discusses what droppoint is talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwaj View Post
    Link above discusses what droppoint is talking about.
    Ah yes, it all makes sense now. Thanks!

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    The only way to preserve anything is to not use it.

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    Why? You are doing the Knife and its maker justice by showing off your use. A well worn blade has a history and is a part of you in brace it.

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    THanks for the encouragement. but at least by keeping the model, year from wearing off my offspring will be given a more detailed "history" when they inherit it.

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    Buy another to bequeath and continue using the one you have, or retire it.

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