Evil D wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:34 am
Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am
I wish someone had some bars of 1095, 52100, etc. they could get DLC coated and do a corrosion test. Some people say it prevents rust and others say their knives still rust with it. I’d like to know.
I'd like to know if issues like this one are on the DLC itself or if the rust goes through to the steel.
The metal itself under it rusts. It’s more for reducing glare /low light reflection and has a low friction coefficient, good sliding properties for a knife blade to slide through material. It aids in wear reduction in terms of scratching as well...It’s a coating, while it is bonded to the metal, it’s much like paint on a piece of wood (probably a terrible example but roll with it...) It does seal it, while I think DLC can help aid in corrosion resistance, it doesn’t proof it, obviously. But it may help some? Ultimately, corrosion resistance isn’t the goal of it. DLC is slightly porous.
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