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Les George
09-30-2010, 03:35 PM
http://www.armoloy-tx.com/xadc-coating.html

I was looking around to find out info about maybe having some knives hard chromed and fond this stuff.

I had them do a 3V folder blade and this is the result. Now it's time to see how it holds up! :)

The other knife is to help show the color difference.

Thanks for looking!

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/Armaloy%20Rockeye/IMG_5932.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/Armaloy%20Rockeye/IMG_5935.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/Armaloy%20Rockeye/IMG_5948.jpg

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx324/georgeknives/Armaloy%20Rockeye/IMG_5946.jpg

Bill Coye
09-30-2010, 03:53 PM
I like the matt finish - standing by for use test results :)

rvin1911
09-30-2010, 07:10 PM
ship it here, I'll test it out for you:lol:
I like it

Frstr8
09-30-2010, 07:16 PM
Interesting...........

Rudy Joly
10-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Les,
Does the coating affect the sharpening of the blade at all ? I see it's in excess of 78 rc.
What was your method of sharpening after it was coated ?

Thanks,
Rudy

Les George
10-01-2010, 05:36 PM
I sharpened it after coasting, as usual, on the belt.

This is the 98Rc coating.... :)

murphda2
10-01-2010, 05:49 PM
Les, what prep work was required for the finish of the blade for coating? Also, at such a high Rc, what is the liklihood of chipping?

Les George
10-01-2010, 06:16 PM
I sent them a tumbled blade that still have some very fine lines visible under the tumble, just to see if it would cover them up. It covered up eerything, but the lines where very fine, probably 400 grit.

They sent me some very thin test tickets too to play with. I can bend them 90 deg and they dont chip or bother it a bit. I left some of the logo etching electrolite on the samples and they rusted, but it was mild sheet under there and the electrolite can rust ANYTHING!

As with ALL coatings, it's not IF it comes off, but how much does it take to get it off. EVERY coasting can get worn off, just like you can break anything.

Bssc
10-01-2010, 07:58 PM
looks good how does it shed contaminants such as tape residue from opening over taped boxes

J. ROSA
10-01-2010, 07:58 PM
Cool. Always wanted to try this but the cost seemed a little high. Keep us informed.

Darklight
10-04-2010, 02:31 PM
Very cool Les.
The swedge looks great on the Rockeye blade !

Les George
10-04-2010, 03:10 PM
I did that so I would not forget what one was going to get coated! :)