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?