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Over the years I have learned to appreciate a good patina. Those earned always seem more pleasing to me than those forced. Even forced can be a good looking blade. Donnie still prefers a polished look on his pocket knife blades and keeps them in that shape, even the heavy EDC's. This is funny to me now since when he forges he prefers to leave some of the hammer marks in the blade LOL
J.J. Smith III said:
It's also difficult for folks to understand that a good patina can actually protect the blade from mure dangerous corrosion.
Here are my carbon steel knives
.One of my prized knives is this custom with sheath from Don Carter Forge. It is tool steel.
This knife is special to me because it was custom made for me by Lucas Forge using antler from one of my deer kills. It is 01 tool steel. The stand was made for my by Jeremy Buchanan using antler from another of my deer kills.
I have two production carbon steel knives. The first is this Case 6318 CV medium stockman from 2013.
The second is this Case 310096 CV small Texas toothpick from 2012
CV's and customs. That is a good mix for a carbon collection Charles