WIth a little work, the Laredo is a VERY nice production Bowie.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by 230grains, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. EagleScouter


    Jun 18, 2011
    That patina looks awesome! :thumbup:
  2. H2H907


    Dec 30, 2007
    The only think I hate on mine is that plywood handle. I need someone who can replace it with a nice piece of stag.
  3. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have done repeated mustard patterns on one knife where I left the mustard pattern on over night. The etch is deep enough that even when you polish it out the lines are still there!

    Looks great either way (polished, or patinaed again)
  4. 230grains


    Jul 10, 2009
    Thanks. The false edge still isn't really as sharp as the primary, as i left moth of the thickness up there, but when I got it, it was VERY dull, a backcut would not be very effective, if at all with it.

    As for the patina for those that asked. It was a vinegar soak with paper towels, which turned it black and ugly, so I brought it to my grinder and hit it with some scotchbrite belts, then did it again and again until i had the evenness that I wanted. After that was striping it with mustard, left that on, then scotchbrite belts to lighten it, over and over.
  5. Hadji Flip Me Over

    Hadji Flip Me Over

    Mar 1, 2010
    That looks amazing. What did you use for the patina?
  6. crimsonfalcon07


    Dec 27, 2010
    Hadji, he literally just answered that question. That's an excellent patina for sure.

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