Patina Contest...WIN $100 Swamp Rat Shop Credit!!!

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by MaxRat, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. MaxRat

    MaxRat

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    Dec 30, 2019
    Well everyone has been really saying good things about the uniformity of the new swamp comp finish... Now I want to see your version... I want to see your version of the swamp comp finish... I went real deep into the swamp and opened a treasure chest that once belonged to a rum drinking pirate of long ago... I found a $100 Swamp Rat shop credit that we can give to the best Patina on a Swamp Comp blade ... So get imaginative and send us pictures of your patina... We here in the swamp will look at each picture we receive before Memorial Day and pick a Winner of the $100 in shop credit.. Good Luck... Let's Ride...
     
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  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Not on swamp comp, it was satin, but just in case this thing opens up....

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  3. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Send out the Wardens so I can play!!!
     
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  4. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
    what I am excited about is seeing the Mega Ratweiler pics with that beautiful Swamp Comp finish before and after patina pics.
     
  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That'd be awesome. I'm just not sure they've been out there long enough for a bunch of pictures to show up here yet.
     
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  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I doesn't have one in SwampComp finish...a couple of strippers, and Satins is all.
    <spits on silly shiny satin things, then kicks them>
     
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  7. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    So yeah, ummm... This is a Swamp Rat, in Swamp Comp, with a lot of rad patinas... and that's definitely not a talon hole next to the choil. :thumbsup:

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  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Rat dna seething through its veins....
     
  9. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Here's a Mega Ratweiler in Swamp Comp... patina'd with Frenchy's Yellow Mustard and White Vinegar. :D

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    I can't wait to try putting a patina on the eRATicator!:p
    I wonder what will that SR-77 bring us? :rolleyes:
    And I haven't decided how, or whether, to do a pattern. The only think I've decided is that I'll try the hot vinegar suggestion I got :thumbsup:;)
     
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  10. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Here was the original "First Attempt" at patina with the Mega Ratweiler:

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    With some sopressata salami
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    (the "HOT" salame was not at all "hot", but much tastier than the "sweet"!)
     
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Suhweet!
     
  12. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    I don't know if it is the knife or the salami but this pic is making me hungry. Ok I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the salami and its breakfast time but ill blame it on the tasty looking patina there in the pic.
     
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  13. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    That is going to be a hard one to beat man. the pattern on that is beautiful.
     
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  14. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Soooo.... rethinking my vinegar patina direction. Because STEAK!! :p:D

    Wanted to get some of those blues :cool: and purples :rolleyes: on there... No idea how it'd work with the SR-77 o_O:confused:

    Here's my eRATicator with some fillet and strip steak! ;):thumbsup:

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    Maybe it'll develop more over the next couple weeks.
     
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  15. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    that's a nice one.
     
  16. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Meat is the best because of iron. Keep cutting meaty stuff, chicken, red meat etc. Thatll fill right in.
    I wont be able to play until my warden shows up.

    I'll just have to root from the sidelines.
     
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  17. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    For sure! I can't wait for my Wardens either!

    I'll have to keep cutting meat .... And it seems temperature matters a lot. Cold meat doesn't seem to form the patina as much. I carved and sectioned a raw pork shoulder a few weeks ago with a 10" 52100 chefs knife and it barely did anything to add patina.... But my other small 6" 52100 chef got a great looking patina after just cutting a cooked pork tenderloin fresh out of the oven.

    I wonder if it's the temperature of the meat or the temperature of the knife/steel that matters? What if I preheated the knife? Or what would happen if I stabbed a roast and put the whole thing in the oven, knife and all? o_O
     
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  18. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Well, option number three would fuck the heat treat I'd bet. So dont do that.

    I'd go with cooked meats, room temp knives.
     
  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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    After burgers tonight.

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    It's a scrapivore le, so not from the swamp. Can I still play for now?
     
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  20. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Awesome, Timmy!

    I did a leftover meats lunch as well.
    This is on a Rodent Trail. Not exactly Swamp Comp, but Swamp Satin... Will it count?

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