STAINLESS/CARBON

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STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by Quick Steel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:11 pm

Does anyone know a simple way to determine whether a blade is either carbon or stainless? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by tongueriver » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:32 pm

I recall that Orvet recommended a Birchwood Casey instant blueing product I think called Presto Blue, which would 'take' on non-stainless, not so much on stainless. I have been meaning to look at that and also 'browning' products.

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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by Colonel26 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:34 am

Cold blue like we touch up guns with won’t take on stainless. Or you could peel an apple. Stainless won’t patina.
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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00 am

Colonel26 wrote: [...] Or you could peel an apple. Stainless won’t patina.
The correct test is to make an apple pie, or two. :D

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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by Colonel26 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 am

Modern Slip Joints wrote:
Colonel26 wrote: [...] Or you could peel an apple. Stainless won’t patina.
The correct test is to make an apple pie, or two. :D
I like the way you think. A big platter of my grandma’s fried apple pies and a cup of strong black coffee. You done flung a cravin’ on me.
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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by ken98k » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:56 pm

tongueriver wrote:I recall that Orvet recommended a Birchwood Casey instant blueing product I think called Presto Blue, which would 'take' on non-stainless, not so much on stainless. I have been meaning to look at that and also 'browning' products.
Yup, a small bottle of instant gun blue will last for years,
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Re: STAINLESS/CARBON

Post by Eustace » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Vinegar or lemon juice. After 2-3 minutes the level of corrosion resistance is seen.

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