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Discussion on frosting on etched blades

Article about: Hello everyone, As a new collector in etched blades, I would like to ask some of you some questions with regards to frosting on etched blades. Ive used the search engine on the forum as well

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    Default Discussion on frosting on etched blades

    Hello everyone,

    As a new collector in etched blades, I would like to ask some of you some questions with regards to frosting on etched blades.
    Ive used the search engine on the forum as well as read several reference books but it appears to presuppose that the reader already knows about frosting.

    My questions are:-

    1) What is the exact definition on frosting ? Is it a compound made by the etched makers ? Or is similar to a frosting that occurs to an EK , a layer formed after several years?
    2) Can frosting be reproduced in etched blades ?
    3) When a etched blade has its frosted parts polished and remove, can the frosting occur again ?
    4) What is the best way to maintain a frosted etched blade ? Some say use Sudsy Ammonia , Semichrome, etc.
    5) If I have a dark spot on a frosted etched blade, is it still possible to remove it without damaging the frosting ?
    6) Can a blued etched piece have any frosting on it ?

    Shown below are 3 examples of etched blades which is fully frosted, has its frosting removed, and a blued etched piece. ( Pictures courtesy of Craig Gottlieb )








    My sincere apologies if my questions are really dumb but I do thank you in advance for any answers given.

    Cheers,
    Ibrahim,
    Singapore.


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    Default Re: Discussion on frosting on etched blades

    1: A roughened or speckled surface imparted to glass or metal.
    2: Yes
    3: Yes if you know how.
    4: A very small layer of wax on the blade itself.
    5: No
    6: Post a picture so we know about what exactually that you are talking.

    There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers...

    EDIT: Don't use semichrome on a frosted blade.

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    Default Re: Discussion on frosting on etched blades

    Quote by Nick VR View Post

    6: Post a picture so we know about what exactually that you are talking.

    There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers...
    Thank you for the fast reply nick, what I meant to say was , has there ever been a case where the frosting overlap the blue etched ?

    Cheers,
    Ibrahim,
    Singapore.

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    Default Re: Discussion on frosting on etched blades

    Like in that last picture you posted from Craig?

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