sal wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:22 am
There is still argument over whether or not coatings help with corrosion resistance.
That is absolutely mind boggling to me.
I EDC'd a DLC Para 2 for a few years. I'd carry it IWB often. My sweat would corrode a satin finished Para 2 within 24 hours and I know this for a fact.
After 4 years of carry and use as my work knife, the blade was corrosion free on that Para 2.
Same story for all my other DLC Spydercos. Rusted the ricasso area of my C95 Manix, but my DLC Manix XL is rust free on the blade.
I've worn off the coatings of numerous fixed blades. They were all corrosion free underneath, but then developed corrosion after the coating had worn off. These were much less durable coatings than Spydercos DLC, and much less corrosion resistant steels to begin with (S7, 1095, etc.)
I don't understand how this is something folks consider debatable. The evidence is crystal clear for me. It's crazy to me that anyone questions this.
Back to the OP, I wish we'd see more coated carbon blades. Police 4 is a perfect candidate.