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Blade coating on F.B.M.

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OK I'm getting ready to order my 3rd FBM, and I'm looking at all the pic's to get an idea of what I want and I'm seeing that the blade coatings seem to wear differently. The urban grey seems to chip off.:eek:
Are some of the coatings more durable than others ?
any idea what color is the most durable:confused:
 
my black is fine. chopped about 1000 times into hard oak. I would not expect my coating to chip, just wear.
 
OK I'm getting ready to order my 3rd FBM, and I'm looking at all the pic's to get an idea of what I want and I'm seeing that the blade coatings seem to wear differently. The urban grey seems to chip off.:eek:
Are some of the coatings more durable than others ?
any idea what color is the most durable:confused:

the most durable coatings are the black krinkle and the desert. The smoother green and gray's don't seem to last as long on the exterior, but since these coatings are two parts, the protection probably stays on.


Anyway, don't worry about it because they will all wear off
 
the most durable coatings are the black krinkle and the desert. The smoother green and gray's don't seem to last as long on the exterior, but since these coatings are two parts, the protection probably stays on.


Anyway, don't worry about it because they will all wear off

Hey Cobalt, can you please explain what you mean about the greens and grays being in two parts?

Thanks.
 
Based on the wear patterns I have seen, I am beginning to lean more towards the shadow camo variations. Since they are already mottled, a little smearing and smoothing doesn't affect the appearance too badly. But I prefer my blades naked.

Rick - satin lover
 
Here's a different take...the Urban Grey may wear off sooner or chip out a bit but there is WAY less contrast between the coating and the eventual raw blade than on any other combo. It depends on how you want your knife to look after wearing it down some. ;) 2 cents.
 
I would agree with Dunner. I picked UG for my CGFBM because I think it will look more natural as it wears away.

As it wears away...
As it wears away...
As it wears away...

Into eventually being stripped the rest of the way to bare INFI then double cut! :) (O, leatherman??)
 
I'm thinking in the lines of Dunner and pm. I know it's going to come off with use and I'm thinking it will blend with the Infi.

Helle
 
Tan is the most durable of the coatings iffin' you ask me... :thumbup:

The sandpaper roughness just smooths out. And then that smooth undercoat just keeps going and going and going... :D
 
I Am not sure how changeing the pigment used in the spray is supposed to be impacting how the coating comes off with use. I am I missing something?
 
Hey Cobalt, can you please explain what you mean about the greens and grays being in two parts?

Thanks.


Actually all the coatings are a two part coating. It's like a layered coating so even though the outside rubs off, there is still more layers underneath. But the black and Tan outside coatings seem the most durable.
 
They all wear with use as it's just paint. I think they actually look better beat up. Gives them character!
 
I Am not sure how changeing the pigment used in the spray is supposed to be impacting how the coating comes off with use. I am I missing something?

actually, it's not just the pigment, but if you look at the exterior coatings, they are considerably different in feel. The black and Tan are much rougher in finish while the other colors are muchsmoother, like the green and gray.
 
Ditto what Cobalt said. The tan seems to have an almost tiny grit sandpaper-like feel. Also, the mud seems very close to the black in consistency.
 
Ditto what Cobalt said. The tan seems to have an almost tiny grit sandpaper-like feel. Also, the mud seems very close to the black in consistency.

yah, I have not seen a mud up close yet. The Ruk Kensei is supposed to be a mud camo of some kind
 
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