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TOPS new tan coating?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Joshua Bartosiewicz, Nov 27, 2020.

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  1. Joshua Bartosiewicz

    Joshua Bartosiewicz

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    Aug 22, 2020
    Please delete
     
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  3. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Left one for me
     
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  5. Big Ol’ Hauger

    Big Ol’ Hauger Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 8, 2019
    I like the looks of the blade on the right, but the scales on the left hand side are nice! The smoother coating would probably provide less drag while cutting, too. I’d have to vote left for functionality.
     
  6. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    I'd go with smoother , unless the rougher coating is stronger process . :confused:
     
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  7. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    I'd go with smoother , unless the rougher coating is stronger process . :confused:
     
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  8. jsc

    jsc Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 2005
    I’d go with the smooth one. And media blast th coating off. That’s just me.
     
  9. jsc

    jsc Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 2005
    I’d go with the smooth one. And media blast th coating off. That’s just me.
     
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  10. IUKE12

    IUKE12

    Nov 25, 2005
    Left knife for me please. You gotta love the names Tops comes up with for their knives.
     
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  11. IUKE12

    IUKE12

    Nov 25, 2005
    Left knife for me please. You gotta love the names Tops comes up with for their knives.
     
  12. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    A coin toss for me.
     
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  13. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    One of the reasons I dont own many is because I am not 13 years old and think a knife needs a tacticool high speed low drag name.

    I really dig the knives, the robust build, the treatment of their steel...ugh, but those names.

    So my vote would be whatever one you like and then use some epoxy stripper to take it to bare steel...but thats just me.
     
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  14. Joshua Bartosiewicz

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  15. Wurger190

    Wurger190 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    I'd say the smooth coating (Cerakote?) over the rough coating.
     
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  17. CWL

    CWL

    Sep 15, 2002
    You made the right choice choosing smoother.
    He rougher the texture, the more friction the blade creates when cutting with it.
     
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  19. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Simple, Keep the smooth one the way you like it and like mentioned strip the rough finished one. You'll have the best of both your worlds.
     
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  20. Is that an oxygen tank slot on the finger guard?
     
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