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Model Descriptions & Conventions?

Discussion in 'American Kami Custom Blades' started by adamlau, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    M2.SO. The third letter references the blade finish whereas the fourth letter describes the scale color (black/coyote/olive). There are several letters referencing the finish including A/B/F/S. B is Black and F seems to be Flat Dark Earth. Is S for Stainless Steel (Gray)? What type of finish does A refer to? Anthracite (Black)?
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2017
  2. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker

    443
    Oct 24, 2000
    Hey there, buddy.

    Everything that precedes the "." is the model of the blade. In this case, M2. Everything following the "." denotes the colors for the blade and handles. First letter is DLC coating color, second and subsequent letters denote handle color. Blade colors are B=black, F=FDE, A=anthracite grey, S=silver grey. Standard handle colors are B=black, C=coyote, O=OD. So in the case of the example you cited, SO would be sliver grey DLC with OD handles.

    Anthracite grey is a midtone between the black and silver grey.
     
  3. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    Thank you. Which finish best conceals scratches and general use marks?
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
  4. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker

    443
    Oct 24, 2000
    They're all extremely durable, but I'd say the silver grey, since it's closest in color to the bare steel that any scratches will expose.
     
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