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Frank's EDC

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by thefrank, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. thefrank

    thefrank Loaded Pockets

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    Thank you! Yes, I did it for a couple of knives. For stonewashing I just use some small river rocks in a Tupperware box. But by itself it's not so effective. I think that works better with specialized medium and in a machine over night. Acid-stonewash on the other hand works great for me. The acid creates a dark background that scratches rather easily, you get a nice stonewash in the Tupperware after 5-10 min. Maybe you have seen my two Pingos, the gray one has a normal and very subtle stonewash, the blue one acid-stonewash.
     
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    Which Kind of acid do you use for the acid-stonewash?

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    In the beginning I used hydrochloric acid (I forgot the concentration, I found the instructions somewhere on Google) but it's nasty stuff to work with so I switched to ferric chloride, equivalent to 50% of the usual PCB etchant solution. 10 min was already enough. Three things are important: (1) clean the knife before with alcohol and avoid finger prints on the blade. (2) cover the pivot area and other sensitive surfaces with nail polish. (3) neutralize the acid (eg baking soda) and clean the blade well afterwards. It will be quite dark at first and get lighter when you clean it. I also soaked the blades in WD40 overnight.
     
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    Got some catching up to do! Northwoods Bullet Jack in burnt stag

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    Three Rivers Nomad and Prometheus Alpha Pen

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    Current state of the pen collection. Models include: Tactileturn Slider, Matthew Martin/Three Rivers titanium clicky, Maxmadco, Fellhoelter Tibolt, Burke MAP pen, Hidetoshi Nakayama, TTpockettools keychain pens, Microtech Siphon II, Parker Jotter, The Move by Oliver Sha, Prometheus Alpha Pen, Hinderer Investigator, Valiant Concepts keychain pen, Karaskustoms

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    Keychain with Atwood Pest and Steel Flame dragon bead

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    My first GEC 15 TC Barlow!

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    Rogue One pocket dump with Zach Wood Millenium Falcon and Spyderco Squarehead

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    First set of gear for 2017: Spyderco Pingo with titanium scales and Foursevens Preon P1

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    Gear for the first work day in 2017 with GEC 15 TC Barlow and Steel Flame Ring Spin

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    Great Eastern Cutlery 15 Tidioute Beer Scout Knife in Beer Barrel Oak with beautiful wood grain

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    Thursday pocket dump with Atwood Tombstone and Boker Cox Slim

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    Northwoods Fremont Jack in denim micarta on Timberland leather boots

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    Northwoods Bullet Jack in burnt stag

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    Frank i really like your posts!!! Most of the brass ones


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    This is such a great photo.
     
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    Where did you source the copper piece, please?
     
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    Thanks a lot! The thing I like best about brass and copper gear is how it keeps looking better and better when you carry it!

    Thank you!

    The copper dog tag with the kois? That is a Steel Flame dog tag. They make these in batches, always different motifs and always just a few. There are some places where you can find used ones, like the USN forum or the Bushido Exchange group on Facebook.
     
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    Three Rivers Nomad, modern slipjoint folder

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