Cerakote questions

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Bulletbag, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Bulletbag


    Feb 12, 2017
    Anyone ever had this put on your blade? Ive got a couple i hand forged and a couple customs ive considered having this coating put on. Does it affect how it cuts? How durable is it? Any places i should consider?

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    Apr 4, 2007
    I hate the stuff to be honest. To me it always looks like paint. Microtech uses a similar product but its not actually cerakote but its supposedly really close and it looks cheap to me. For a fixed blade i wouldnt mind because any coating you can kiss goodbye if its getting used. In folders and autos i dont like it because it changes the dimensions more than say a pvd dlc coating and it can show drip marks around curved areas loke holes for pivots or aggressively contoured areas. It is actually durable though and its easy to apply if you arent drunk trying to spray the stuff. I dont think the stuff wears as well as a dlc black blade but aesthetics for a work knife to me takes a back seat. It does simplify making colored blades and can be done in a lot more colors than any other decent coating besides powdercoat. Which imho isnt suiitable as a knife coating anyways so i guess it depends on the kind of knife you are making. A showpiece? No. But a user sure.
  3. tokerblue


    May 1, 2010
    I've had framelocks coated in cerakote to get a black look. It has decent abrasion resistance, but it's not as durable as something like DLC. I've moved away from cerakote for knives altogether since I think a stonewashed blade hides wear a lot better.

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