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Acid Trip

Discussion in 'Knives' started by rickinFL, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Can't help it, all spydies are generally Ugly IMNSHO... I aint too fond of stag either...
    But the whole package on this one is great, it just plain works together!
     
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  2. littlequick
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    littlequick EDC junkie

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  3. mu®t13

    mu®t13 Loaded Pockets

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    that looks great!!
     
  4. WWW

    WWW Loaded Pockets

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    You :censored: that is so gorgeous!!! I'm in love with the stag scales, and the acid wash just looks stupidly amazing!!!:frantic:
     
  5. Evil D

    Evil D Loaded Pockets

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    That's one of the coolest acid etch jobs I've seen. Nicely done.
     
  6. Azwaiian
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    so beautiful!
     
  7. rickinFL

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    Off for sharpen and polish
    [​IMG]
     
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    Pine Box Parkinson Not a N00b

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    I have a Pingo and I love it. I've been thinking about getting it pimped out. But, i'm not sure yet.
     
  9. 6_String_Jams
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    6_String_Jams Loaded Pockets

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  10. kye4some

    kye4some Loaded Pockets

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    Heck yeah, that is sweet. Great job on the work. Give more details on the steps you took to bring her to life.


    Be safe and be well
     
  11. Slipjoint

    Slipjoint Loaded Pockets

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    I'm a little concerned about the long-term durability of the horn (it doesn't look like it has metal liners), but I gotta say it looks spectacular.
     
  12. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    Is it this knife? The stripe on the back scale looks similar...
    Google: cuscadi spyderco-pingo-rustique
     
  13. Ironside

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    That is one cool knife. I wanted to get a Pingo for modding but this sets the bar pretty darn high.
     
  14. kpstumpf

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    I've played around with etchant before, but could someone explain how the layered affect is achieved? Perhaps photos or video?

    Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk
     
  15. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips Loaded Pockets

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    That etch looks like it was started at the blade edge.

    1. Coat edge and pivot area with nail polish - allow to dry.
    2. Submerge in Ferric Chloride for desired time.
    3. Rinse and clean etch
    4. Advance the 'polish line' higher up the blade - allow to dry.
    5. Repeat 2-4 till you're happy, finish on a 3.
     
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  16. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    I disagree with the process as it's looking like he started with coating most of the blade, etch it, coat a smaller area, etch it again, and so forth. You can see that the side farthest from the edge is the thinnest, most often etched area. The black "shadows" are lower areas left from polishing.
    As he doesn't say anything about how he's done it and even less about the Cuscadi scales I'd assume that he maybe didn't use nail polish but masking tape and cut the edges with a knife on the blade (maybe masked it then with nail polish). All just guessing as he's quiet about it.
     
  17. docer
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    IMHO the pingo is very underrated. Its the one modern slippy for people who live slippys. PINGO LOVE!
     
  18. CitizenSnips

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    Tape would work too and come to think of it be easier to control the pattern with, good call Adahn! Either direction of etching would achieve the same results as the same area would still receive the same number of etchings.
     
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  19. Adahn

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    I don't think so. If you first cover nearly everything, etch, then cover one line less and etch the first etched area again (and so forth) then you get this effect where the first etched area get the most successive etches and therefor gets thinnest.
    I wanted to try this myself but work and family keep me away from the important things in life :p