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How do I tell if a blade is black oxide coated, titanium coated, paint, or what?

us Offline ChopperCharles

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I have a Chinese knife with a black blade. The handles are obviously anodized aluminum, but the stainless blade is also black, as are the tools. It's a somewhat glossy black, but doesn't feel oily. It doesn't quite look like my black oxide Gerber, which admittedly is very used and worn, and has a matte black finish. The blade's coating has some scratches where I slipped with a diamond file, while sharpening the serrations. Otherwise, the coating holds up well. The bitdriver sees regular use, and it is not showing any wear yet.  What would this coating be?


es Offline ThePeacent

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it's paint, almost sure about that  :salute:
probably some kind of teflon based coating, based on its price, country of origin and similar tools I've had, seen or handled  :whistle:

not in the same level of resistance to scratching as better ones,  :P

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Okay. My CRKT ZillaTool and Guppie appear to have the same stuff. I'm thinking Teflon coating.




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