Etching tool steel with MultiEtch

Tool steel Bowie knife. By P & C Custom Knives (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Tool steel Bowie knife. By P & C Custom Knives (CC BY-SA 2.0).

How to etch tool steel with Multi-Etch

Etch rates for tool steel (01) using Multi‑Etch
ProcessEtch time (minutes)Etch depth (inches)Surface change
135°F regular strength
150.008Frosted finish
940.05Frosted finish

Step-by-step guides on etching with Multi-Etch

The guides below demonstrate etching with titanium, but the order of steps are the same for etching tool steel.

Tips and tricks when etching with Multi-Etch

Ordering Multi-Etch

Multi-Etch can be ordered throughout the world! View the list of Multi-Etch retailers.

Questions? You can contact Multi-Etch by phone or email.