Yep, corrosion resistance and aesthetics. And when we see dlc on a highly stainless steel like m390, it's gotta be pretty much aesthetics. But I for one think it does look way better than satin with certain scale colors - the brown m390 and the CS orange xhp to name a few. I'm hoping to see more of other color coatings, too, like flat dark earth.
Good point about dlc adding extra scratch protection, too. So sorry to hear about your cruwear baby...i hope she'll recover! ;-)TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 amA lot of people like it for the looks and corrosion resistance on non stainless steels, myself included at times. I cut a lot of cardboard and abrasive materials at work and notice a lot of my satin blades get scratched up (unfortunately my CruWear Manix this past week )
My DLC blades have held up great at work and don't scratch when cutting the same materials.
I also don't really notice a difference in the slicing abilities of Satin vs DLC. Extremely minimal, never factors into my decision. If its sharp, it will cut.
Lol...reminds me of how I spent my youth getting in trouble for skateboarding in strip mall parking lots, but now that I'm old n' busted there are fancy skateparks all over the place.
A commando doesn’t need to be rescued in a survival situation. He does the rescuing. DLC is correct answer.
It's wild to me how different peoples experiences are with coatings. My DLC Manix XL is the only Spyderco that hasn't rusted on me, excluding salts obviously. DLC is a game changer for me, significantly reducing the maintenance I need to perform on my knives.James Y wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pmI own a few DLC-coated blades; a couple of ZTs (both in S30V blades) and a Cold Steel Broken Skull (in CTS-XHP). Spyderco-wise, a PM2 in S35VN and my new Manix 2 in S30V. I just got the Manix 2 about a week ago so I can’t comment on it yet, but the others have never gotten any rust on them. Maybe I’ve been lucky.
I find it fascinating that people are reporting experiences with DLC regarding its corrosion resistant properties (or lack of same) that are virtually 180-degrees different from each other. Many years ago, I did call Spyderco over the phone and asked if DLC coating improved corrosion resistance, and the representative said that no, it does not. Yet I have to believe the forum members who have reported their experiences with superior corrosion resistance as well. Perhaps there is some factor involving the steel type, or maybe even some other inconsistencies?