View Full Version : gold inlayed damascus bolster

ron p. nott
11-06-2002, 11:38 AM
Fresh off of the bench. this is a gold inlayed damacus bolster which i have cold blued. Jim you said that you cant get a hi gloss finish with cold bluing . I use it all the time on knives . and i get a mirror finish .. What i do is i first bring the metal up to a mirror finish , then i clean it real good with soap. dry it off and then place your work in a plastic tray and then pour the bluing over the metal . let it soak for a couple of min. then take it out and dry it off and then polish it with 4 ott steel wool .. i hope everybody likes it..

Jim Small
11-06-2002, 07:30 PM
Very very nice.........
I will have to use your method and see how it comes out.
Are you using Brownells cold blue solution?

Keep those photos coming......Great!


11-06-2002, 08:00 PM
Great job as allways Ron !! Looks like you have the cold blueing down pat, I to will have to try your methed. How for do you go in grit to achive the finnish before blueing? Let us see the finnished knife OK .

ron p. nott
11-06-2002, 08:27 PM
Jim and Darren.. the name of the cold blue i am useing is called VANS INSTANT GUN BLUE..i buy it at a local gun show. it comes in small bottles and quarts .. the name of the co. that makes it is c.s. van gorden &sons bloomer wis .. i dont have a address or phone # brownel may sell it .. now to get the results that i get you must bring the metal up to a mirror finish i buff the bolster until it is very bright then i apply the cold bluing, then dry it off ,then buff it with 4 ott steel wool.. i hope this helps ...

Joe Mason
11-06-2002, 08:37 PM
Hi Ron,
Great looking engraving on the bolster. I see what you have been telling me about the cross cuts. Like the cold blueing also.

Joe Mason

Mike Hull
11-06-2002, 09:34 PM
Van Gordens cold blue, is the only one that doesn't have that nasty cold blue smell. I did a complete .22 rifle with that stuff a few years ago, and it still looks fine.
C.S. Van Gorden & Son 1-715-568-2612
1815 Main St.
Bloomer, WI 54724
The last I got was $20.00 a quart.

Bob Sigmon
11-06-2002, 09:55 PM

That is really nice! I love blued engraving. The gold inlay really set off the design.

Bob Sigmon

Tim Adlam
11-06-2002, 11:09 PM
Looks great Ron!

Like Darren the finished knife when you can.

Vans blue has been around for a long time. It works just as he claims.


11-07-2002, 08:06 PM

Not the 'average' job, for sure, can't wait to see the finished project ;)


ron p. nott
11-09-2002, 08:09 PM
Here is a picture of the knife that belongs to the damacaus bolster.. The schrim is by Linda Carst.. The knife is made by rachellagap?e

ron p. nott
11-09-2002, 08:13 PM
Ok i will try that again ...

11-09-2002, 08:45 PM
The knife turned out great !! The schrim looks real cool too !!
The gold inlay provides just the right touch. Congrats on an overall great knife Ron :)

11-09-2002, 08:48 PM
W A Y C O O L ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
All I can say is I LIKE IT!