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kronckew 1st August 2009 05:36 PM

Finally etched my gunong
 
as steve furguson asked me about etching this a while back, i finally got out the vinegar & did it.

looks like it's got a hardened edge & a softer core, but no fancy patterns like some of steves.

blade


overall view


cruddy rainy day today so the light was not good for pictures, may try again tomorrow if it's sunny.

Battara 1st August 2009 05:44 PM

Looks more like differential heat treatment.

kronckew 1st August 2009 06:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Battara
Looks more like differential heat treatment.



which is one of the ways to get a hardened edge. ;)

Atlantia 1st August 2009 10:33 PM

Very nice! Do you havce a before and after for the 'contrast shot'?
It looks great, nice chunky little chap.

kronckew 1st August 2009 11:47 PM

this is the before etch:


the after is as above ;)

Ferguson 2nd August 2009 10:24 AM

I've always loved that piece. Ferric Chloride would probably bring out more contrast, but vinegar is much more traditional and is safer. Some gunong just don't have much contrast in the steel. Subtle is good! Thanks for taking the time and trouble to do this and post it!
Steve

Atlantia 2nd August 2009 11:39 AM

A good result Kronckew :)
I agree with Steve, subtle is nice.


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