is it possible to have your knife re-powder coated?

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hello all, I am new to bladforums.com.
I have a SOG Tigershark that has been used extensively and is often exposed to salt water. Frequent rust cleaning has reduced the powder coating significantly and I was wondering if I can have my knife re-powder coated and if so where?

Thanks
 

Cougar Allen

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Welcome to Bladeforums! I'll move this thread to the SOG forum for you. :cool:
 

wildmanh

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I don't think SOG offers a recoating service do to how they have it coated in the first place. IS it an aus-6 (Stainless) Tigershark or a SK-5 (carbon steel) Tiger?

Heber
 
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looks like re-powder coating is only possible when getting a new Tigershark. I guess untill the Tshark is comletely worn it is time to get a new one. ;)
 
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:confused: if you remove the blade, cant any standard powdercoater do it? just resharpen it afterward?
 
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Well, I just removed all the coating from the Tshark and now its a shining stainless, must admit I like the look! :)
 
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Hi everyone,

I am sure there is a market for companies offering re-coating services.

Spearfish
 
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Spearfish, I am sure there is, but it might be expensive, and the bad thing is it will eventually wear off again if you use it. Thats why I have daily users and a few non-user knives. The daily users I don't care what they look like as long as they are sharp enough to split a frog hair :D .
Now the non-users are different, they must be kept minty clean, no scratches, no dirt and certainly all the finish must be on them.
I bet your SOG looks great without the coating, I have seen a few done like that and I really like that brushed stainless look.

Robbie Roberson ;)
 
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Hi Robbie,

Yes, the look is nice. Guess re-coating would be pricy, might as well get a new one. But then again, the trusty Tshark will last, with or without the coating.
Can´t afford a user collection and a display collection right now, but it´s a great idea, will keep you up to date :D
As for my practical needs, just ordered a SOG Powerlock tool, looking forward to its performance (got fed up with carrying around a 12kg toolbox around the house!)

Greetings,

Spearfish
 
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I had the same thought as Robbie: if it's a user, the coating will wear off again....

just keep dunking it in DuraLube (my favorite) or some other oily oil and that will keep the rust away....

Cheers,

Carl
 
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