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Box_Opener

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I’d try this too. What’s the best way of doing this? Like a food torch maybe? Put it on a stone/cinder block? Seems like you want to be even with the heat.
 

JJ_Colt45

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I usually have used a small propane torch as it doesn't get so hot so fast and you can heat it evenly and watch the color close. Best to practice to see what it takes to get the color you want. bronzes and golds come early purples and blues take more and greens after those if my memory serves right. A normal propane torch worked but I preferred the smaller one for fasteners.

I clean the metal off with acetone first to get an even color.

I hear some say use ice water to cool but I've never done that myself. But you may have to do it a couple times practicing to find when you get the color you want.
 

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I usually have used a small propane torch as it doesn't get so hot so fast and you can heat it evenly and watch the color close. Best to practice to see what it takes to get the color you want. bronzes and golds come early purples and blues take more and greens after those if my memory serves right. A normal propane torch worked but I preferred the smaller one for fasteners.

I clean the metal off with acetone first to get an even color.

I hear some say use ice water to cool but I've never done that myself. But you may have to do it a couple times practicing to find when you get the color you want.

Color change isn't just one and done right? Like after heating and cooling, can you still go back after to heat/color it further?
 

tinfoil hat timmy

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I think, and could be wrong, but you're hearing and changing the very outside bit of the titanium.

You'd need to sandblast or use some BBC sort of BBC abrasive to get the color off.....

Could be wrong.
 

JJ_Colt45

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Color change isn't just one and done right? Like after heating and cooling, can you still go back after to heat/color it further?

I am not an expert but I do think you can flame heat and change the color after you have stopped ... but I am not sure if you will get the exact same affects. You can easily remove any color though and that is the only way I have tried it ... buffed it with felt wheels and a fine jewelers rouge.

And again I am a complete amateur but I think heating any metal too much or too often would significantly weaken it so I would practice on cheap scraps or buy some cheap hardware and get an idea what you want and need to do before doing it with your actually knife hardware.

Someone may jump in and correct me if I'm way off base with that.

But it's a simple fun thing to try if you are so inclined.
 
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Awesome, hopefully Lorien Lorien doesn't hate me when it gets there!
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You suck Matty! I am on my cell, on a trail in the middle of nowhere with one bar and still beat your ass.

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Just saw this message in the FS thread yer a**hole! I really can't add anything other than that you are absolutely correct :)

So far: DEK1TEDC 2 - Useless Sucky Matty 0

I think that I'm officially joining the ranks of slow geriatrics like Tommy and Martin, so willing to wait for the preorder if & when.
 

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Now he's standin' at hell's door
With a bad attitude and all the CPK lore
The devil said, "What's up man
Now what you come here for?"
He said, "Man, let's just get to it"

He said, "I always heard that you were the bad one
There's a few places I ain't been, a few things I ain't done
You got your pitchfork, I got my DEK1"
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