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CRK stone wash change again?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by jmclfrsh, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. jmclfrsh

    jmclfrsh Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    While looking at Wilson Combat’s Inkosi model, the photo makes it appear that they went back to their finer finish that was used previously.

    It has a grayer, flatter finish that I prefer over the recent less-fine finish, that looks a little “sparkly.”

    Have they changed back?
     
  2. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    You probably got one from right before they changed the stonewashing media.
     
  3. HST

    HST Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Could someone explain this and when the changes were made? I get the different media and what stonewashed is; when and why did CRK change their process? Moreover, did they go back a previous way of stonewashing their blades or something similar?
     
  4. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    After you use the same stones for a while, they break down, causing a finer finish. So you replace the media, and the result is a bit coarser until that media starts breaking down.
     
  5. HST

    HST Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Thanks, Lone_Wolfe.
     

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