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kronckew 1st August 2009 04:36 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.


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 04:44 PM

Looks more like differential heat treatment.

kronckew 1st August 2009 05:38 PM

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 09:33 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 10:47 PM

this is the before etch:

the after is as above ;)

Ferguson 2nd August 2009 09:24 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!

Atlantia 2nd August 2009 10:39 AM

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

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