Photos Patina thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JOLLYTIME715, Jun 20, 2018.

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  1. K33ncutter

    K33ncutter Gold Member Gold Member

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  2. mph57

    mph57

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    Dec 29, 2014
    New guy to the forums but old guy here. Some beautiful knives on this thread! I understand 'natural' patina that comes with the normal wear/tear/aging of a knife, but I don't understand the 'forced' patina thing? Is it to make a knife look older/used or is it purely aesthetics?

    Mike
     
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  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Some guys force a patina because they think it looks cool.
    Some guys force a patina to ward off rust.
     
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  4. mph57

    mph57

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    Dec 29, 2014
    Thanks John,

    I would like to think an individual could just keep rust off a knife by keeping it reasonably clean? At least that's all I've ever done. Learn something new everyday!

    Mike
     
  5. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
    I tend to prefer to let the patina develop naturally, but I have forced a few. It is a fun and easy modification you can do, and for us compulsive tinkerers sometimes it is hard not to play around with stuff like that. I’m not 100% convinced forcing a patina wards off rust, though - it certainly hasn’t helped with my Old Hickory kitchen knives.
     
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Those things rust at the sight of water... :eek:
     
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  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Won't really ward off rust no but certainly keeps pitting at bay and that's important.
     
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  8. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Such a great looking patina. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  10. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks John, it never crossed my mind to flip it over and get a shot of the mark side:D I was in a hurry for no reason.
     
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  11. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    My great grandmother knew to stick her new kitchen knives into potatoes 100 years ago. Forcing a patina is nothing new.

    I do prefer to help a patina along, usually with a good meal. I won’t patina with anything I wouldn’t eat.

    A nice meal imparts a positive energy into a blade that will last longer than the patina.
     
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  12. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    141BCC32-04B5-41AB-9087-91699B8175E8.jpeg 6D7B2C73-3018-4861-B1F9-006419AD2787.jpeg 1C02B7F2-4C8E-41CD-ABB8-DDA2C8391635.jpeg Corned beef and cabbage patina. Something I look forward to for months, then enjoy for a week or so. Every time I see this knife it releases the same feeling as eating comfort food.
     
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  13. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    C3C9EFDE-0BD1-402D-B682-135BEFCC5D4D.jpeg 32071E53-6838-43AE-B1DD-E174CB1C902D.jpeg 29DD823D-BC61-4EE5-998D-8791E5056728.jpeg Vidalia onion pattern faux Damascus. I love onions. Again positive feelings
     
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  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  15. Lander boy Matt

    Lander boy Matt Gold Member Gold Member

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  16. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

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  17. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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    The only food this has seen yet is strawberries and an apple. :eek:
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  18. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Here’s one with some honest use, formerly owned by somebody who carved their name in the bolster.

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  19. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Here's a Texas Jack who's patina is all naturally earned. A light grey patina on the blade and a substantially green patina showing through the amber jigged bone. I've enjoyed watching it age as the patina makes it one of a kind and says, "This Case is mine!"
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  20. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Some of my Lloyd Trappers Second in from right has no patina yet but looks shaded ,it's just the pic . The 52100 gets a nice even " grey" I've found . It helps hide scratches on the blades ,it's great stuff
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