Is it okay to Cerakote knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Da Thurmanator, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Da Thurmanator

    Da Thurmanator

    Mar 21, 2013
    A friend and I were at a local gun show last week and talked with some people from a professional Cerakoting company. They had some really cool Cerakoted guns on display and told us about all the benefits of Cerakote. I asked them if they did knives and they said that they do. The price for two colors on a knife would be $40. My friend is thinking about getting his BM griptilian done. I am planing on purchasing a mini grip this weekend and was thinking about having it done as well. We want to do it just because it would be awesome to have a one of a kind knife. I am a little hesitant, just because I don't know how well Cerakote works on knives. It would be professionals doing it and they do oven baked Cerakote. I know that all coatings show wear, but I want to make sure that I don't completely ruin an expensive knife. Does Cerakote hold up reasonably well? And is this a good idea?
  2. Akcir


    Sep 16, 2012
    My BM Contego has a gray Cerakote and it's holding up fine.
  3. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    I don't really get the point in it (since over time it wears away) However, I do like how some of the knives look after being cerakoted. Definitely gives them a unique look, and somewhat of a 'one of a kind' feel.
  4. jforbush


    Sep 29, 2007
    I have used Cerakote on thousands of knives over the years and it holds up very well. As you said it is a coating and will wear just like any other coating but overall it wears very well. Great way to protect your knife.
  5. cbr_bow


    Jan 12, 2015
    I am wondering about sending some scales from a zt away to get ceracoated. I know most of you have been discussing this regarding blades but how does it handle on the scales with frequent use?

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