Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Continuing on...
The next step in making the Becker BK14 truly mine was
to force a patina on it. The patina will help protect the carbon
steel from rusting..... a little. A patina can be done pattern wise
fancy or simple. I like simple. It was really messy so I didn't
get pictures of it being done.

All I did was wrap the knife in a paper towel soaked with
vinegar for about 15 minutes. And here it is. I really like
the way it turned out. I mean, I REALLY like the way it turned out.

I put the grip panels back on and it is almost mine. Of course
the more this knife is used, the darker that patina will
become. I can't wait to see how purdy it gets.

The next and final step? I am going to add a lanyard of some kind.
Stay tuned!

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