Parkerizing Blades

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Parkerizing Blades

Postby p_atrick » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Hinderer Knives just announced a Vintage Series of their iconic XM-18. The blade is made from O1 and is parkerized. I can't think of another company that use the parkerizing process on blades (BM does parkerize some of their clips). Parkerizing is an old process, so I just assumed that the newer DLC and PVD processes are better. Does anybody here know of any advantages of the parkerizing process?

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Re: Parkerizing Blades

Postby Wanimator » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:11 pm

It all wears off.

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Re: Parkerizing Blades

Postby zhyla » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:01 am

It’s been used on firearms in the past but I think it’s not a terribly durable finish for something meant to scrape thru material. I have an old WWII rifle that is parkerized and it’s rougher than say a modern nitride finish.

The claim is parkerization holds oil well due to the roughness so it protects better than bluing. I suspect neither are of much protective use for knives.


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