Iron John Logan Posted February 22 Share Posted February 22 As a long time swordsmith that specializes in 18th and 19th century swords the blue of blue and gilt blades has always been an elusive process I'd love to be able to replicate! I have tried everything with no luck of creating the beautiful translucent bright blue as seen on originals. While I have heard many times its the heat blue left from vaporizing the mercury from amalgam gilding I have had a hunch it is actually some kind of applied treatment as it is often not an overall coverage or has sculpted moldings or other details between blue and un blued areas. Found this image of a Georgian period naval dirk on google that exhibits this well. Zoom in an you can almost see brush strokes! Now, what in the world is this process?!? Or how can I replicate it? www.ironjohnlogan.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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