• Phil Mayo
    3
    I’ve had a little play with mustard on an older knife just to see what happened and I wasn’t thrilled with the results so I was going to try warm vinegar.
    I’ve seen some patinas I like, Doveton Fletcher does a nice consistent effect where as others Swift Knives and Blok knives have a texture to their patinas which looks great to.
    I’m using 01 tool steel at the mo, is there any tutorials? Or has anyone got any do and donts when attempting?

    Regards

    James Mayo Knives
  • Tom
    7
    I was going to suggest @Swift Knives UK but you beat me to it. Craig has some beautiful finishes on his blades. No doubt he’s got some great tips.
  • Swift Knives UK
    45
    Hi Phil

    As ive been mentioned I'll give you my two cents. I use mustard as a finish to the patina to add some detail, not to start. As you've mentioned vinegar will give you a decent base to build upon for darker effects. Experiment is what I'd say. If it looks cack just rub it down and start again.
  • Phil Mayo
    3
    Awesome, thanks you both inputs
  • Jeff Kushen
    49
    Hot apple cider vinegar, but don't smell it! I let it sit about a half hour, then rinse. Next time I do it, I'm going to try Mareko's coffee trick for making it darker.
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