- Feb 28, 1999
I'm a very new comer to this knife stuff and am at a frenetic information gathering stage. I saw and ad for "buckcote." It is described as molecules of titanium-nitride bonded to a stainless steel blade. Has anyone tested these knives? I'm assuming the nitride is electroplated onto the steel? Does it stay put, or chip, or wear off? It is described as extremely hard, as such, does it hold an edge, and once the edge goes the way off all edges, can it be resharpened? The ad indicates it is sharpened on one side only, "for superior edge retention." I guess I'm asking how all this technology works? Good? Bad? Whatever? Also, what steal does Buck typically use for its blades (when not coating them), and completely off the wall, what is AU56? I can't find it on the alloy charts of downloaded?