Walnut stain. Intense vinegar patina on the blade.
First acid etch-stone wash. I hand shook it in a coffee container with fish tank gravel. It’s kind of a weird color. It was all stainless, so it’s pretty dramatic. Next time I will soak it longer in the ferric chloride. It is fairly nasty shit. Added a faceted stone to contrast the dull blade. I was able to re-sharpen it after the stone wash, but it took awhile.
This leather disc Mora handle is getting some reshaping. It is a bit short for my hands. Kind of plump. I am going to thin is out a bit.
Got my discs at USAKnifemaker.
This was a try at a bushcraft, Kephart knife. It is pretty solid. Canvas micarta scales. The handle is a bit too thin. I had it sharpened by Magnus. It is useful for some food prep. I wouldn’t go camping with it, the handle is uncomfortable.