I just ordered some stuff off Amazon and grabbed Citristrip as well. Probably going to start with a couple BG knives and I think there is too much lettering to bother with it on those. The only ones I would etch are the simple BUSSE/SWAMP RAT/SYKCO logos.
That was with ferric chloride (PCB etchant). I used to use muriatic acid, but it seems to take longer. I really want to try the electrolytic method, guys seem to get great results with it. I just feel like I have more control over the process with an acid. I just blot it on with a q-tip, let it sit till it turns black (seems to vary a bit time wise), scrub it off with a wire brush in a bucket of water, and repeat. And when you think you're deep enough, do it a few more times. Scrubbing it with the brush will show you if you're undercutting the resist.
That etching looks awesome!!! Did you use the Q-tip technique recommended in this thread?
For anyone who has stripped and used SR101 in the South.
What have your results been like? Experience a lot of rust, blade spotting? Does the blade require more TLC? Is it worth saving the SR101 and stripping or just switching to INFI and not worry about the hassle of the environment and SR101?
Definitely worth taking the time to etch the battle grades. I think the main thing to remember is scrubbing the logo after it turns black. At that point, all of the oxidation has taken place, no more reaction happening. I just use a small, stainless, wire brush.