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Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14534

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Guys and Gals...........what are your opinions on acid etching blades as to whether it weakens the steel, ruins the edge, etc. ?

Have been looking at a lot of cool designs and methods on YouTube, but I also don't want to mess up a perfectly good blade either.

I just figure there are more steel experts and maybe a " how to " expert on etching on here, than is probably on YouTube..........anyone have any thoughts or comments on this topic ?
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Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14542

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I don't have any experience actually etching a blade, but I do have an acid stonewashed blade (see my alias for sale here)...Personally I haven't noticed any ill effects. Seems like it would take quite a bit of negligence to mess the process up...
Heres a pretty good video on the process...It has a good bit of extra entertainment (if you see it that way) but, the process is covered pretty well.
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Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14543

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I've done it to carbon and stainless. Blades and haven't noticed anything. When you sharpen it reveals fresh steal
Try it out it's fun * use an old knife first
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Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14546

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Damascus blades are etched to define the pattern if they are worn you can redefine them using etching fluid with 50% water since the damascus patterns often loose their contrast with wear . So I think it would be correct to assume that the etching does little harm I would leave sharpening until after etching.
Acids do remove the keenness of an edge which is why knives should be rinsed immediately after cutting tomatoes ,onions and the like ; the acids erode part of the steel so the fine edge will be the part of the steel most effected.
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Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14572

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thanks for all the comments guys.....Rubicon, you mentioned a video, but I did not see one attached or a link ?
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Re:Acid Etching Blades........Good or BAD ? 10 months 1 week ago #14593

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Sorry bout that.

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