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  1. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker

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    Oct 24, 2000
    There is already a gladius. :) Meet the S6. Ok, so it's not exactly a gladius. But pretty close.

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  2. Ladams19

    Ladams19

    Oct 7, 2015
    wow nice. I like it

     
  3. Tromatic

    Tromatic

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    Feb 20, 2016
    i'll be in my bunk.

    ETA: Please tell me you are taking orders for one of those. The raw color on the blade, and Sweetleaf-blue scales.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
  4. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker

    443
    Oct 24, 2000
    HA!

    I am accepting orders, but not in that finish. That's the oxide layer from heat treat, but these are S7, which is not very stain resistant. So they do need to be DLC coated. Black, FDE, anthracite grey, or silver grey are the color coating options. Black, coyote, and OD are standard G10 colors I stock, but I can get you blue.

     
  5. Tromatic

    Tromatic

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    Feb 20, 2016
    Stains are cool on some things. Like that, for example!
     
  6. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker

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    Oct 24, 2000
    The problem with that finish is more about the consistency - due to atmospheric conditions and whether there are any oils on the blade during the heat treating process, there is no way to determine what those oxides are going to look like when I get them back. I've had various blades come back in every color combination of straw to purple that you can imagine. So for the sake of consistency and tidiness, almost all of the Professional Grade stuff is DLC coated from Ionbond.

     

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