Powerful Patina Pictures- do you have some?

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  1. Kvothe

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    IMG_0559.JPG I do love the look of a nice patina on a knife- it almost tells you a story... kinda like the scars on your body or the weathered and wrinkled skin
    of a very old person.

    I'm still building up the layers on mine



    Looking forward to seeing yours! :44:
     
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    I carry this one every day and it gets used for normal every day duties. This one is fairly new; only about a year old. I also have an Opinel 6 that is retired that I purchased in france and carried for almost 20 years. They are actually fairly durable
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    I must have issues, I can't look at my knives with a patina on them, I like them to shine. Sorry
     
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    IMG_0252.jpg I do have one, it is my Stilwell whittler that is starting to show some patina. I ran out of Ballistol so I think I will leave it natural.
     
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    20151228_173121.jpg lots of daily use. Skinned dozens of fox and bobcat, a few deer and cut a lot of calves. Also hay twine, scrape battery terminals, etc.
     
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    I carry these two everyday.

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    Love it.

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    Russell Barlow. I'm not that old but my Dad was.

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    My grandfather's pocket knife. He made and repaired musical instruments, mostly in brass, and was often seen using this knife to dig oil and gunk out from under his nails.
     
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    Great thread!
     
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    I love me some patina... It's like scars, they're ugly and gnarly but they tell your story, so they're awesome.
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    Some that have seen some miles.... patina.jpg
     
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    My first Old Hickory Kephart
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    Shane
     
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    My grandfathers originally. Probably purchased in the 60s
     
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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for this great pic!
     
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    This BK15 has been stripped, reground, and the hardware was replaced with stainless (after this pic). This knife is just as good in the kitchen as it is in the field.
     
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    Hey thanks man. Just realized it was my first post
     
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    Forced with a tomato.
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    The Estwing was my grandfathers, the patina is older than I am.
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    My wife found this Germantown head at a garage sale and bought it for me. I hung it, took this pic and have since put a hair popping edge on it.
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    Very cool pattern. Looks like you used it for some lemon and lime slicing??...
     
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    Wet wood batoning and forgot to clean it
     
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    Even better
     
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    I think i might be the only person on BCUSA who thinks a patina is ugly. To me its like having a nice car, and wanting it to look dirty. :33:
     
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    I think it's more like a Jeep Wrangler, fresh, new and shiny right off the lot vs. one that has some use, some dirt, some character. Of course there is a fine line between
    character and ugly. Some patina's do look ugly and some just give the knife character and soul.
     
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    The real beauty of it all is that if you don't like the patina you have, you can just go beat the knife a little more and the patina will change. Some will wear down and some new will form.
    It's the very slow kaleidoscope of blades!
     
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    Nothin but pure apple juice on this guy. image.jpg
    My upside down apple pealer.
     
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    I did a boiled vinegar patina on my esse 6
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    This rode in my pocket as a boy. Didn't know it was carbon steel, what carbon steel was, or that it needed any extra care.
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    An older Opie no. 8 with a mustard patina .

    BTW nograveconcern I love those old school camping/scout knives .


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    This Case Sodbuster Jr and GEC Bullnose get daily use around the property. The 1095 blades are really easy to throw an edge on with a diamond rod or a quick trip over the strop.

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    A couple of old, (one VERY old) Camillus scout knives I carried as a boy.

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    A Strider SnG with a Carpenter PD-1 tool steel blade that is carried and used/abused every day. The black oxide finish is long gone and this nice even patina has replaced it.

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    I think it's more akin to a broken-in, well-maintained gun. There might be scratches, a few dings here and there, but any "damage" is merely cosmetic and doesn't hurt anything. Old reliable, you know she works and does what you need her to do.

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    This is off topic, but...

    I want a Baer so bad I can taste it! (and I am happy to say that I am 3/4 there on saving for it! YESSSSSS!!!)

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    Mustard on the bk2, the rat was soaked in white vinegar but has also spent some time around onions and veggies.
     
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    The one on the BK looks very artistic!
     
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    Thanks! Yeah that knife sees pretty much zero use, I put that patina on there 3 or 4 years ago and it still looks like that, which really shows how little I use it. It has a home in my truck.
     
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    I have been working on this patina about 4 years. This is the same BK15 in all the pictures.

    I started by forcing a patina with hot apple cider vinegar.

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    Lots of kitchen duty added to the patina.

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    Its great in the kitchen but does not spend all its time there. Its a good bushcraft knife too.

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    The most recent picture, taken last week.

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    Mora Classics: moded, one set up for belt carry and other a necker. Vinegar patina.
     
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    The Estwing was my grandfathers, the patina is older than I am.
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    That is an awesome quote.
     
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    Some of the miles on this knife are probably one of my uncles not mine, but the miles I logged after its rescue are definitely mine.
     
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    Vinegar patina IMG_20160110_201537.jpg
    This one started it's life probably 100 or so years ago as a two man saw. Someone cut it in half at some point, which is why I didn't feel bad doing this to it. The patina is original though IMG_20150926_163320.jpg
     
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