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Old 09-10-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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I went fishing for a week, bought a folding knife while I was there, but after a couple of days I noticed it had developed little brown marks almost like tea makes on a wooden table. It's quite a nice knife, not stainless, good high carbon steel.

Ay ideas on removing these? I've tried detergent, white spirit, acetone, and elbow grease with no noticable effect...
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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yeah, enough with the "fish story"

you better melt that thing down so the DNA is gone

or throw it into a volcano
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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lol ok, I'm pretty sure it's fish guts or something, but you can never discount the multiple personality murder theory...
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i laughed as soon as i read the thread title.
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
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Try stabbing it into the dirt outside and then washing it off?
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:59 PM   #10
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i new piece of emery cloth and some light mineral oil will get that off. be prepared to repolish it afterwards, it takes that "factory sheen" off the steel. those are water spots (aka rust) on the blade. take care of them before they spread. next time dry off the knife completely before sheathing it.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:02 PM   #11
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i new piece of emery cloth and some light mineral oil will get that off. be prepared to repolish it afterwards, it takes that "factory sheen" off the steel. those are water spots (aka rust) on the blade. take care of them before they spread. next time dry off the knife completely before sheathing it.
Doesn't really look like rust, but it did spend a bit of time in the sea water... ok I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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i new piece of emery cloth and some light mineral oil will get that off. be prepared to repolish it afterwards, it takes that "factory sheen" off the steel. those are water spots (aka rust) on the blade. take care of them before they spread. next time dry off the knife completely before sheathing it.
Doesn't really look like rust, but it did spend a bit of time in the sea water... ok I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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Ask at your local police station, they have lots of handy cleaning hints.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:17 PM   #16
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Some homemaker laundry sites recommend peroxide to get blood out of clothes. If you need to clean some bloody clothes too
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i new piece of emery cloth and some light mineral oil will get that off. be prepared to repolish it afterwards, it takes that "factory sheen" off the steel. those are water spots (aka rust) on the blade. take care of them before they spread. next time dry off the knife completely before sheathing it.
Yeah, that should work. I Usually just use steel wool. Put gun oil on afterward.

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Old 09-10-2007, 04:24 PM   #18
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Oil and 600 grade sandpaper worked brilliant. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #19
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:55 PM   #20
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Was said stain acquired from bulk beef?
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:57 PM   #21
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:01 PM   #22
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High carbon steel will do that. It's called a patina I believe. It'll eventually get like that again. It's not bad for the knife.
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i used metal polish when my spyderco harpy was stained, as a side effect it made it gave more shine also.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:06 PM   #25
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ya, ole No.7 will work great too. but any abrasives will dull the blade finish. the emery and oil was the easiest to do with crap a lot of people have on hand. and while patinas wont hurt the blade, they sure dont look cool on a nice knife.
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