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Blade Length: 4"
Blade Material: 1080
Handle Material: Ebony
I etched the blade in an acid solution with a mixture of brass, copper, and gold. I used a small amount of resist to make the etch on the hardened part of the blade resemble wood as much as I could without effecting the non-hardened/gray part of the blade. Which is why the streaks are horizontal and the hamon itself is a normal differential hardened blade rather than a traditional waving clay hardened blade.
The ebony itself has thin, but visible, brown streaks that run down the handle in portions. Which is why I went with a brass/copper/gold etch. I managed to get a far amount of the other metals embedded in the 1080, but it isn't nearly as visible as I had hoped.
But! My stamp didn't come out half bad, even though it's wanting to shatter into pieces on me. I feel like I wasted a lot of time on the etch. Not that it came out bad, but time vs. results leave me a little discouraged. I do like the knife a lot though.
It's also made me want to get the etching down better. I have another project in mind that I would like to do similar to this one, but that will be months away at this point.
Anyway! Hope you like it. Logan Pearce www.pearceknives.com
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