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Les George
12-23-2009, 05:13 PM
What do you guys think? I wanted to test this out.... cool 1

rvin1911
12-23-2009, 05:51 PM
nice
I like that...........
I want that finish on......... ahhh forget it

BossDog
12-23-2009, 06:00 PM
I kinda like it but I've got mixed feelings on it. I think on the right blade, it would look great if it complicated the finish on the rest of the knife.

Rock
12-23-2009, 06:13 PM
I think if you bright polished the blade up to the bevel, it would really pop, either naked or with a paracord wrap handle with some of the acid wash showing!

Jake Mello
12-23-2009, 06:15 PM
That looks familer: http://knifedogs.com/album.php?albumid=15

Nicely done! What grit did you take it down to?

Les George
12-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Nice Jake, how did you do yours? :D

Jake Mello
12-23-2009, 06:20 PM
400 grit, blast, stone wash, ferric chloride, stone wash.

Times in each are personal preference.

Rock
12-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Does the acid wash leave the metal more porous and prone to corrosion, like most bead blast finishes?

I live is South Carolina and haven't owned a knife yet with a bead blast finish that wouldn't rust in my pocket in a day!

Les George
12-23-2009, 06:27 PM
400 grit, blast, stone wash, ferric chloride, stone wash.

Times in each are personal preference.

Pretty much exactly what I did.... 2thumbs



Does the acid wash leave the metal more porous and prone to corrosion, like most bead blast finishes?

I live is South Carolina and haven't owned a knife yet with a bead blast finish that wouldn't rust in my pocket in a day!

I don't know.... :bud:

Jake Mello
12-23-2009, 06:32 PM
Does the acid wash leave the metal more porous and prone to corrosion, like most bead blast finishes?

I live is South Carolina and haven't owned a knife yet with a bead blast finish that wouldn't rust in my pocket in a day!


No it dose not. If anything it helps protect against corrosion. Because when you etch it, in a sense is controled corrosion. Also the stone wash is very smooth and scratch resistent. So both together arn't fool proof, but help.

Les George
12-23-2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks Jake, that would have been my guess...

Jake Mello
12-23-2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks Jake, that would have been my guess...


No prob. As you can see it's my favorite finish.2thumbs

Andy Garrett
12-24-2009, 01:43 AM
Describe a 'stone wash'. I'm unfamiliar with the technique, but LOVE that finish.

I must have your secrets! :beg:

Les George
12-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Stone wash = Vibratory tumbler

There are several threads around here that talk about it, there are some pics of my rig and list of media on this page:
http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?t=139&page=3

Dustin Turpin
12-25-2009, 10:36 PM
I think it's a winner. Like you guys have been talking about it is not only ascetically pleasing to the eye, but it is a much more resistant than just a blast finish or satin for that matter. In my opinion it is probably the best tactical/utility finish you can do w/o using some sort of coating that is just going to wear off over time and use.

I still need to get my blast cabinet set up and once I do I will be experimenting with this finish as well. I have been getting some very good results with my new tumbler. Got some crazy media mixes going on that has yielded some cool finishes, but I just can't quite get what I have been aiming for w/o a blast cabinet.

Danbo
01-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Cool finish. I think it might look even better, if the blade was taken to a higher grit finish first, though.

Les George
01-13-2010, 07:31 PM
No one asked you Dan! :p :p j/k man! :)



I ground it to about 800 grit, but the flats are as they came precession ground... And it's only ground on one side :p

Les Voorhies
01-14-2010, 07:57 PM
!#!#*#!#@#*!!!!

I quit! Danbo found us.

Les George
01-15-2010, 10:17 PM
My bad

STR
01-16-2010, 06:48 AM
What do you guys think? I wanted to test this out.... cool 1

I love it! You don't see it and I think thats what I love the most but also its kind of like a subdued stone washed finish and I like that finish also although I do neither. Anyway, nice job my friend. 2thumbs

STR