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Offline Forty Rod

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CRKT tomahawks
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:20:41 PM »
My grandson gave me CRKT NOBO tactical tomahawk.  It is a great design and very nice to handle, but I have one issue with it:  it has a silver-grey finish that just looks like crap on toast to me.  Can anyone tell me what it is and how I can remove it without damaging the 'hawk?
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Re: CRKT tomahawks
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 07:35:47 PM »
I think that is a Soda Blast finish ( less abrasive than sand ) or it may be Glass beaded .
Try wiping it with white Vinegar allow to sit and repeat .... it should brown down some 
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Re: CRKT tomahawks
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »
Ah My Dear 40-

that is a nice looking hawk!
I got onto their website and they say it is 1055 carbon steel with a clear lacquer paint over a hammered finish.

1055  is a good choice for axe or knife steel,  it sharpens easily and holds an edge.

I would surmise that the right paint/lacquer remover followed by vinegar or cold blue or brown would achieve that which you desire...

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Re: CRKT tomahawks
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 03:15:58 PM »

All the above are good suggestions!
My experience with new tools is to use them. Split some kindling (a bunch of kindling) and see how it looks after.
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