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Paul Checa

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  1. Wow looks amazing! But now... I have a question. It seems you have some copper at the hilt on the edge. Is there any way for that not to happen?
  2. Hi guys, So the time has come to make a copper San mai blade. I was thinking of doing a nickel outer shell. Then copper, then hardenable steel core. I'm open to any and all tips, recommendations, warnings, step by step of how you would do it, and what you would stay away from. anything else that will help me with this new goal. Thanks so much in advanced.
  3. Man you a goat! I'm gonna try sometime. Thanks!
  4. Challenge accepted. Hahahaha what was it titled?
  5. Your brother honors you not knowing he's not honoring your work. Haha So Joel the mustard patina... Are qué gonna be lucky enough to get the recipe? Haha
  6. I absolutely agree with your mentor and you! I do want them to get used. I do like the patina that develops but it's the client that wants something that won't scratch. If it were for me I'd leave the knife as is so it can season with class. But I have to please the paying customer that wants his knife as new 1 yr later as when he bought it.
  7. Use it. But I'd love for it to get the least amount of scratching possible! The ceramic Coating is even more finicky than mirror polished steel.
  8. Same thing with bluing. For guns and knives. Those two Solutions (ceramic Coating and bluing) prevent rust. But they don't prevent scratching. Someone out there that has a solution for scratching would become a millionaire! I'd invest. Haha
  9. Awesome got it! Thanks Alan!
  10. Hi all, So I like to offer a ceramic Coating finish on the chefs knives to give it that mate black finish. But they scratch so easily. So I'm wondering what recommendations do you guys have in your vast experience in Coating. Because I can't powder coat since the temperature is too high and will mess with the hardness and temper of the blade. Any suggestions?
  11. They look incredible! Forgive my ignorance NitroV cryo quenched blade with FF grind. I sometimes don't get the acronyms.
  12. Awesome! Let it be done this way then! But I can do Damascus right?
  13. So you don't recommend Damascus at all. Or just another kind of 10xx? Joel! You're up to bat! We'll wait on your expert advise!
  14. So I could make it a thin Damascus say... 15n20/1095 to keep the hardness at a higher temp? Or would you use 1084? And would you sharpen it at 17º angle or would you go to 15 or 14º V edge?
  15. Hi all, So I was wondering if someone has ever made a high Carbon Steel ham carving knife for Spanish ham. I wonder if there's a difference in forging heat treatment etc? What's the best steel to use. Best thickness, quenching temp, temperin Check pics for reference
  16. I Will try fingers crossed
  17. Someone told me to boil it. I'm. Thinking putting it in water in the oven at 200f.
  18. Hi all, So I screwed up and dinged the blade when polishing the handle and now it has a mark over the ceramic Coating. I need to remove the handle without damaging it (preferably) so I can glue it back again. It's carbon fiber. Any ideas? Thanks,
  19. Ohhh. Ok... Well I'm in coffee right now. Tomorrow I'll sand with a 3000 grit hard backing see if I succeed! We'll get back to the pure nickel steel later. Cause that sounds interesting.
  20. If you can see in the Pic I sent it looks like it's shallow etched. I've even seen deep contrast on shiny looking Damascus
  21. So... Now that we've got that fixed I have one more question. As you can see there's the Damascus pattern but I want it to de more contrasted. I tried coffee but it darkens the whole steel not producing so Much contrast. I would love you guys imput on how to achieve the contrast from the second photo. Thanks,
  22. Thanks Alan! Coming from. You it's a huge compliment! I left it for about 20 mins but I'm gonna do what you say and take it out every few. Clean it out and back in! Thanks again
  23. Hi all, Does anyone know how I got those "drops" on my blade after etching it in ferric chloride? I don't understand it looks like something splashed on it and the etch didn't take just in those places but I made sure to clean with acetone and then water before etching
  24. Amazing! I love to see a good mind at work to make things differently. Hat off to both of you
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