Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
LOKI VINK

first knife with my logo

Recommended Posts

thought id share my new knife I made with my Logo etched with salt water and a small electric gate motor battery.. etched real fast. anyone know how to make it etch a little smoother and slower.?

 

 

20170907_163427.jpg

20170907_163939.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mooi mes man B). Unfortunately I haven't done the etch yet. I was going to try it on my next knife. I do know that etching happens at different rates depending on the structure of the steel. If the area you've etched isn't uniformly hardened (being possibly on the edge of your heat and quench) you may get an uneven etch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ag dankie man haha. jy van Suid Afrika af na Engeland toe getrek?.   i also think the hardning process can effect the etch.. I used N690 stainless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hehe. Yeah, I came to the UK 16 years ago to see a bit of the world... then life happened ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So funny to read SA, puik messie trouwens. Great Job on the blade, you could consider using vinegar (no salt) if i recall correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

haha as far as i know im the only Afrikaans guy on this site. I know what you mean Charles. dank je Karim, il do vinegar next time on a test piece or use less salt in the water. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adding some resistance between your battery and the etching pad will slow the etch down.  Just a few ohms will probably do.  The back-yard anodizers used to use a tank of salt water as a resistor before adjustable power supplies became so affordable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sure I can get a small resistor to do the job. thanx Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...