Black Oxide Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by ilvexyret, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. ilvexyret


    Dec 23, 2017
    Good afternoon, tell me please, is the finish of the Black Oxide blade on the Buck 110 and Buck 112 looks matte or glossy?
    Does anyone have it to take a close-up photo?

    Thank you in advance
  2. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Older were semi gloss finish. Newer could be cerakote which is flat.
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  3. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    I would contact Buck to confirm if it is indeed carakote, as the website states black oxide.
    If it is indeed black oxide I would hurry up and order it as I suspect it will eventually be carakote.
    The black oxide is what they used on the older AG knives and they had a slight gloss to them. They were pretty.

    The older AG ones were titanium-nitride coated I believe.
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  4. southARbuck


    Nov 20, 2018
    I have a black oxide and it is matte.


    Aug 14, 2006
    I think the black oxide finish is a whole different process than the ag series of knives.the ag series used a diamond like coating for the first models,which was less glossy,rhen they used a coating from black widow which was also a DLC coating,but more dark and glossy than the original,and now Buck is using ceracote on their alaskan guide series.the black oxide option in the custom shop is an oxide coating that doesn't last nearly as long as the dlc or ceracote.
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  6. kossetx

    kossetx Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2017

    I have one and the black oxide will get your fingers black when you touch it. It is not what is on the AG series. It is the top knife here.
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  7. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    The one I got a about six years ago has titanium nitride coating. It’s a satin finish so it’s not glossy but not a dull flat look either. It’s tough and hasn’t worn off. I only see a few micro scratches by the pivot. I don’t know what they use now but the description on their site still shows titanium nitride.
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    Aug 14, 2006
    Definately a differen process than what the alaskan guide knives recieve ,I've always wondered what kind of coating the buckcote and what was later called ion - fusion coatings were?veryinteresteing to me .
  9. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Here’s a 110 AG and a 192 vanguard AG made in 2012. 37724426-053F-4E94-8D19-B16FC3677FC8.jpeg


    Aug 14, 2006
    Lesknife,those are beauty's !!
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