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Old 04-17-2017, 11:28 AM
martsumoto martsumoto is offline
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Help with my project please

I'm making a fixed blade damascus (my second knife) and while grinding the handle I scratched the steel and lost the etching on the borders of the handle. Since the handle is already with epoxy, I was wondering how should I restore the pattern.

Would it be possible to rub Ferric Chloride since immersion is not an option?

Thank you in advance
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:32 PM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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Cover your handle with plastic you test that ferric acid doesn't burn through and tape with electrical tape, then use a Q-Tip dipped in the FC. See how that works, most poly plastics will hold up, but test first!
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:07 PM
damon damon is offline
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electrical tape and some nail polish should mask off enough of the handle to submerge just the blade.

if your guard/bolsters are brass, be sure to cover them VERY well or else youll end up copper plating your whole blade.
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