Etching Damascus knife blades

For this webisode we are etching 3 damascus knife blades and 4 clips. These are made from Swedish Damasteel, a very high quality steel that I really enjoy working with. The video shows the process we used to mask off the important areas, what acids we used, and how we did it. We started out using Ferric Chloride, but for this steel I didn't like it at all. We've used Muriatic Acid in the past with great results, but we settled on using Sulfuric Acid, aka battery acid.

14:36 has the best shot of the finished blades, they look incredible!