I took the coating off of a beat to CRAP SRK.
Now, the knifes great..its carbon 5...dont get the wrong impression...but I paid $40 for it and thought--ok WTH HERE WE GO---THIS WONT TAKE LONG.
I was wrong. I dont know what kinda epoxy death black goo was used on those knives, but it definately chips/hammers off easier than it abrades.
You could reverse the washers and test function I guess...Those Triad Loks are sticky...thanks for the heads up...mark