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I have tried putting a patina on my Spyderco PM2 twice but nothing is happening.. First I tried sticking the blade into a grapefruit over night, Nothing happened, then last night a stuck the blade into a Pineapple, but of course nothing happened. Am i doing it wrong? I have seen people make patinas with these fruits, Is it just the S30V not reacting to it?

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The stainless steel is being stainless?  You don't say!  ;)  Sorry, couldn't resist.  But the stainless steel did resist!  Sorry again.  I'm done now.  

Yeah, you are likely to have to be a bit more aggressive if you want to put a patina on it.  Possibly more aggressive than you really want to be.  No steel is truly stainless, so it is possible.  But to get something that looks like you want and with means you are willing/able to use may be impossible.  Several variables there.  

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So how can I get the patina on it? I have seen a bunch of people on the internet with some pretty cool patinas with s30v, So I kinda want to try it out. 

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It depends on what you want and what you mean by patina.  Gun bluing and rust are both patinas, and both very different aesthetically.  Personally, I prefer my stainless to stay stainless.  

Generally, I would bet that you want to do some form of etching (pickling), then follow immediately with the patina agent.  

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On 12/18/2018 at 9:21 PM, Conner Michaux said:

So how can I get the patina on it? I have seen a bunch of people on the internet with some pretty cool patinas with s30v, So I kinda want to try it out. 

No, sorry dude, some would say I make and sell knives so I can buy Spydercos..........the guys patina the M4 and 52100 bladed models, forget about S30V :blink:

Recently got a Para3 CruWear sprint run and I was lucky enough to be gifted a Maxamet Mule B)

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i used ferric chloride on my buck 112 pro s30v. it did discolor the steel a bit but not much. i did only leave it on for a few minutes though. 

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