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Offline wescornelius

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Parkerization and Paragenesis
« on: July 19, 2022, 02:02:48 PM »
A brief history

I have been interested in metal pacification for some time, having mastered electroforming and electroplating.

I wanted to try something new, I had briefly read articles on the subject of parkerization. A few months ago I purchased

some phosphoric acid and boiled a knife in the solution.

It was a success,

However, Today I realized I wasn't as informed as  thought.

Today, I was asking myself  would it be possible to make a gold pyrite finish using sulfuric acid.
after some research, I found that the question was more complex than I thought

it would take knowledge of paragenesis , Of which I was only vaguely aware of.

It seems that my first success with parkerization was only a partial victory.

most high grade parkerization uses Manganese(II) phosphate Mn3(PO4)2.  or zinc phosphate Zn3(PO4)2

So, It would seem  to create an isomorphic protective layer in the desired form , I will first need some other form of sulphuric acid.

I believe it might be possible to create a  purpurite (Mn,Fe)PO4 surface.
and or a sulfur based golden iron pyrite surface.

This is a far as I have taken the idea, Please guide me to the solution. I would love to have beautiful knife blades.

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