Candiru! The Runt of Esee thread

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by W.Jester, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. BobbyRatTail

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    Nice! I need to start using that set up again. I'm glad you're digging it!
     
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    What is etching?
     
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    Have several Esee blades, my newest and damn near close to saying my favorite of all:
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    it is the dark earth blade but the lighting show it quite a bit lighter than it is and the G10 coyote scales. Getting etch fluid this coming week to do the etch process.
     
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    How many hours did you leave the etch fluid on the laser etching and did you do multiple applications or just one sitting? Love how this looks!
     
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    On this one I think I did 5-7 hours total per side. I usually do about an hour at a time. No more than two.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    one last thing, you say “No more than two.”

    curious why that is? What would happen if left for three hours? I am also trying to figure out how much approx depth vs time.
     
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    Not sure what would happen at three hours. It’s probably fine I just remember not going much more than two hours. If I remember correctly I actually dipped this one in the etching solution since it’s so small. I just covered the blade with nail polish.
     
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    Started the etch process.... Before:
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    Starting:

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    I think the summer temps are helping because this is after two hours (apply the ferric chloride for one hour and then taking a paper towel to blot the acid off, and applying another coating).

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    That looks phenomenal, dude! Good job!
     
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    Thank you sir! Giving it 2 more hours (5 hours total, maybe stop at 4 hours?) and then switching to the other side.
     
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    Well I seem to be lost on something.... It appears that the etch process has not gotten any deeper... looks like after 6 hours of etching it is still at the same depth after only 3...

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    I saw on your first post that you are blotting the acid off with a paper towel. Are you using a toothbrush to scrub it between each session? I usually scrub it good while running water over it.
     
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