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Newbie pic request

Postby OolongRasta » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:02 am

Hi All! Newbie here, after never being into knifes, I’m at 4 spyderco’s in the last 90 days LOLs. My last purchase was M4 steel which I was unaware needed extra care particularly because I’m living coastal. My request is this: any pics on what M4 (patina, aged, seasoned rusted, etc) eventually will look like? THANKS :-)

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby mikey177 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:46 pm

Gayle Bradley 2 folder. The patina is from cutting up foliage. It isn't that worn in as I have other knives that I rotate for this role.
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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby Holland » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:07 am

M4 is my favourite steel!
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-Spencer

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Gayle Bradley 2 | Chaparral 1 | Watu | Dragonfly 2 Salt SE

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby TomAiello » Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:53 pm

Beautiful shots Holland. Where is that in hand photo?

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby DutchBlades » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:23 pm

If you're not a fan of the patina or maintenance that comes with preventing it, you could always get it coated.
This is my GB with a cerakote (other coatings like DLC or TiCN are also an option).

Image
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby Holland » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:21 am

TomAiello wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:53 pm
Beautiful shots Holland. Where is that in hand photo?
It's in Lake Louise in Alberta. 30 min drive from Calgary :winking-tongue
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Gayle Bradley 2 | Chaparral 1 | Watu | Dragonfly 2 Salt SE

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby pantagana23 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:13 am

DutchBlades wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:23 pm
If you're not a fan of the patina or maintenance that comes with preventing it, you could always get it coated.
This is my GB with a cerakote (other coatings like DLC or TiCN are also an option).

Image
WHERE?

This is the first time I hear for a possibility of this on a small scale.

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby Ramonade » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:45 am

I think REC does have a cerakote service. They can cerakote anything. REC = River's Edge Cutlery.
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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby DutchBlades » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:15 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:13 am
DutchBlades wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:23 pm
If you're not a fan of the patina or maintenance that comes with preventing it, you could always get it coated.
This is my GB with a cerakote (other coatings like DLC or TiCN are also an option).
WHERE?

This is the first time I hear for a possibility of this on a small scale.
There are some local businesses in The Netherlands I know of, and several in the US.
I'm not too sure of Croatia, but search some companies via Google and just contact them.
Many of them will be aimed towards larger orders, but will still make an exception when asked.
Definitely worth the effort if you're looking for a high-wear resistant coating! ;)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby pantagana23 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:26 pm

DutchBlades wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:15 pm
pantagana23 wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:13 am
DutchBlades wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:23 pm
If you're not a fan of the patina or maintenance that comes with preventing it, you could always get it coated.
This is my GB with a cerakote (other coatings like DLC or TiCN are also an option).
WHERE?

This is the first time I hear for a possibility of this on a small scale.
There are some local businesses in The Netherlands I know of, and several in the US.
I'm not too sure of Croatia, but search some companies via Google and just contact them.
Many of them will be aimed towards larger orders, but will still make an exception when asked.
Definitely worth the effort if you're looking for a high-wear resistant coating! ;)
Could you tell us where you did the coating, if it's not a problem?

Looking where to get a DLC or cerakote finish for a deep carry clip for my black blade Native, as the original from MXG has PVD coating, which starts wearing off pretty soon, and LynchNW does not even have clips for Native lightweight.

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Re: Newbie pic request

Postby DutchBlades » Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:44 am

pantagana23 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:26 pm
Could you tell us where you did the coating, if it's not a problem?

Looking where to get a DLC or cerakote finish for a deep carry clip for my black blade Native, as the original from MXG has PVD coating, which starts wearing off pretty soon, and LynchNW does not even have clips for Native lightweight.
They're based in the Netherlands, but you can try contacting them (CERAKOTE Nederland) at info@cerakote.nl ;)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto


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