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made this two kiridashi´s for the shop of a friend. they are made from sawblade steel.

etched his logo on them with a 12V batterie charger. did this for the first time and i´m very happy with the result.

found a pretty fast and easy way to transfer laserprinted logos to steel for etching.

 

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have a nice day,

geko

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Those are very clean kiridashi (kiridashi's?)

The etched loo came out very clean.

I like the leather handles too, may I ask how they are attached?

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etched his logo on them with a 12V batterie charger. did this for the first time and i´m very happy with the result.

found a pretty fast and easy way to transfer laserprinted logos to steel for etching.

Could you share details on your etching method?

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Finding something isn't the problem. "Etching" yields way too much info is the problem! Is there an additional search term I could use to narrow it down? Does this type of etching have a name?

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Love the kiridashi!!

I wrote the etching tutorial (thanks for pointing him to it Alan!), but I'd be curious how the images were transferred from being laser printed, to being etchable though :D.

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Look down in the Fit and Finish forum. These's a pinned topic about salt water etching, which is what Geko used.

 

Got it - http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=17602

 

Thanks for pointing it out Alan, and thank you Cris for writing it up!

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hey guys,

i made a little video about it for you . its really no big deal. and you can transfer nearly everything with it that you can print on paper.

 

1.
to transfer a logo to a knifeblade you need a laser printer!
inkjet dont work for this!
and not every paper works. try different typ of paper.
best results for me was with very thin and shiny paper from this book.

2.
just place the logo on the blade and use some aceton with good pressure. watch out to dont let the paper move. (it has to be as wet as possible) than just let it dry for a minute.

3.
remove the paper very carefully with clear water. all parts of the logo have to be clean and free from paper.

4.
cover the parts of the blade that you dont wont to etch with some tape.

5.
etch with saltwater.
(search on youtube for videos about it, there are enough)

6.
clean up with aceton.

 

 

 

 

 

maybe i should post this in the "fit and finish" too?

 

 

have a nice day,

geko

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maybe i should post this in the "fit and finish" too?

 

 

have a nice day,

geko

I'd love to see it attached to my post! This is the biggest deterrent for people in regards to salt water etching. Even if you just tagged it at the end it would be incredibly helpful.

 

Brilliant, and thanks for sharing!!

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YES! Add it to Wes's pinned topic, please!

 

If you meant my topic Alan, I just took care of it :D. I also backlinked to this post as well, and gave credit for the information to Geko.

Thanks again to him for sharing!!

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