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How I removed scratched from stone wash blade

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by jfowler1, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. jfowler1

    jfowler1

    32
    Apr 18, 2017
    Good Morning BF,

    I had great success removing scratches and tarnish from the stonewashed blade on my large Sebenza 21. I thought I’d share...

    On my way to work yesterday, I noticed a weird tarnished patch on my blade. I got to work, tried to remove with alcohol, soap, oil... no effects. I thought, hmmm, maybe some 2000 grit sandpaper would do the trick. It did not remove the tarnish, but it was successful at leaving crazy scratches on the blade.

    Now feeling very discouraged, I remembered that I had a big chunk of the green bark river compound in my drawer. I put a drop of tuff glide oil on the blade, colored the compound on like it was a big crayon, wiped it around a bit with a q tip, and then wiped it clean. I repeated this 30 second process about 6 more times, and the scratches disappeared, as did the tarnish. The stone wash blade looks perfect. I even flipped the knife over and repeated the process on another known scratch, and it was removed as well.

    I am not sure how this would work on a blade with satin finish, but I was pretty amazed by its effect on the stone wash.

    Save the trip to the spa, and give it a shot.

    Here are some quick pics -
    https://imgur.com/gallery/xMGHxkA
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  2. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

    493
    Feb 18, 2018
    You mean that 4-6 week round trip for the knife finally getting back to you from CRK :mad: I still have a small Sebenza in limbo there . . . Thanks for that great tip on removing blade scratches. Mine came with a few hardly noticeable scratches. I have a few different compounds, emulsions, diamond sprays as low as 0.25 microns that I use with my wicked edge sharpening system and I was going to try and use them to polish out the scratches. At least I now know if they don't work I can pick up some bark river compound :thumbsup:
     
  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I might have to try that the next time I'm at work :p, just don't have that kind of time at the house, so I've been living with a few scratched up blades.
    You may also look at the Super Eraser, great for removing stuff from your blade while not scratching it. Also good for carbon steel blades.
     
  4. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Super eraser ? I've never heard of such a thing.
     
  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    You just had to make me take a quick pic ;) now didn't you

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  6. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Thank you I might just need to pick one up.
     
  7. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I bought one of those 15 years ago and still have it. I’ll have to post a pic to show how worn it is. lol.
     
  8. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    We're showing our age Ted :eek:
     
  9. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Any clue what it's made out of? I could Google it. But that is no fun.
     
  10. TTTis

    TTTis

    664
    Mar 8, 2010
    I for one would enjoy seeing the blade..
     
  11. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    That's funny, I just snorted coke out of my nose :D
     
  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Lol. Mission accomplished.
     
  13. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Well played Matt, well played.
     
  14. Minnesota Man

    Minnesota Man Basic Member Basic Member

    735
    Sep 30, 2014
    Great way to spend 5$ highly recommended. May rub off logos on knives non engraved ones that is.
     
  15. jfowler1

    jfowler1

    32
    Apr 18, 2017
    I must have scratched the blade again when I was sharpening yesterday. No worries - a little green compound, a drop of oil, q tip, and two minutes later the scratches are gone.

    I updated the OP with a couple pictures in case anyone needs proof of concept.
     
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