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
Process Etch time (minutes) Etch depth (inches) Surface change
135°F regular strength
15 0.008 Frosted finish
94 0.05 Frosted 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.

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