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 Post subject: Colored Rayskin.
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:22 am 
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What is used to dye rayskin? I know traditionally rayskin is white but I have seen black as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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It was not dyed it was lacquered...
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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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Are you saying that black ray skin is lacquered black?

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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Correct!
Also red and gold...

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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Hmmm...Interesting.
The wonders never cease!

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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it might be way too off topic but since it is about ray skin i was wondering what is used to make the rayskin white?

also was there anything like a natural same on a nihonto? by natural i mean unbleached.

like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Natural-Rayskin-Tsu ... 25615c8b45


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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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Good question.
Anyone??

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:08 pm 
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I assumed that un-tanned, i.e., natural ray skin, was white. Not to say it could not be made whiter through some chemical process.

This is what I bought:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stingray-Leather-Hi ... 3cb8040ed0


Make it seems there are naturally occurring rays in both white, and dark.

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 Post subject: Re: Colored Rayskin.
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i remember reading a long account somewhere of repeated scrubbings with a certain type of stiff brush and soaking/drying cycles, but i cannot remember more nor find the link anywhere after an hour of looking in my files and online...if i ever come across it again i will post...

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