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.