But you may have to sell a couple of knives to pay for it. It isn't cheap.Steelstampsinc done one for me and I was very impressed by their work and customer service. They do hardened makers marks stamps for metal and leather mark stamps I know.And depending on the size stamp you get, the wording at the bottom could get small.
is it necessary to get, or would a dc battery charger work too? (i know it probably wouldn't be as good as his power suppliesIt goes from 0-40V with both DC and AC. DC removes the metal and AC will darken it. I usually run it at about 24V and etch multiple times to get a good deep etch.
i guess that is very true,is there anything i can put in it to darken the etch?Nothing is necessary. I started out using a Radio Shack 12V power supply. However, it will take you a lot longer, and your results won't look as good because the DC voltage is not going to darken the etch like AC voltage will. My early etchings sometimes would almost, like, "flake" out of the etch and not always look consistent. Start out with what you have. If you don't like it, you can always upgrade.