Stripped Rucki

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Terry_Test, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Terry_Test

    Terry_Test Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 8, 2013
    I've never stripped a blade before and this is the first sword I've owned. I love it 10x more now that it is naked and had a vinegar bath!! This thing looks killer now.

    Started life as: [​IMG]

    Arctic white coating and black&tan G10.

    Now:
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    And a heavy Instagram filter job:
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    Just wanted to share, because first it was knives, then tomahawks, and now I fear it may be Busse/kin swords...
     
  2. ozgooner

    ozgooner

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks for sharing. That there is some nice work. Just ordered a Rucki last week and this just makes me want one even more. :thumbup:
     
  3. Terry_Test

    Terry_Test Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 8, 2013
    Thanks! There's some very small areas near handles where there is slight traces of coating- the stripper I used was kind of a pain to deal with, but I'm really pleased with the end result on a first try for all of it. Sanded it down after from 300-1200 grit, quickly, and did a balsamic vinegar patina. Had no idea how long to leave it on. Next I'm planning to do a real garbage sheath for it :)
     

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