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Never been really find of dyed (red, blue, green, etc) bone knife scales. Did some reading on the possibility of re-dying knife scales, while on the knife, and decided to give it a try.
Picked up a bottle of Rit liquid dye, dark brown, while I was at hobby lobby getting some leather.

Didn't want to possibly ruin one of the bosses pans so I warmed up some water in the microwave and mixed some dye and hot water in a plastic bowl.
15 minutes later...I'm pleased with the results.
Not totally brown, but brown with red undertones.

Others have reported that this method produces a dye that's deep and should last as long as an original dye would. Not being simmered, I'll see how this holds up. If it doesn't, there's always black.

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Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 7, 2018 at 19:22

I can't even begin to say how happy I am with the way it came out, Ellis.

There's been a lot of knives that I've passed on because of the color.

I tested on a couple knives that I had modified into carvers, one green and one blue.  The green one did really well but the blue still has a bluish tint to it.  Might invest into a bottle of black, for that one.

Comment by Ellis H. Roberson on June 7, 2018 at 17:44

J.J. Now isn't that wicked.??  You the man!!!!!!  Good looking knife!!!!!!!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 7, 2018 at 15:59

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