Coating Service (READ DETAILS)
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Please Keep In Mind That This Is A Third Party Service, Once Your Order Is Received, There Are No Order Adjustments. As agreed upon with our 3rd party provider, Coating shipments are sent out every Friday Morning Or When Minimums Are Met*
DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a very hard surface coating superior to all other PVD coatings. The DLC coating is very adaptable and has an excellent appearance that preserves the current finish, meaning, a bright stonewashed blade finish will be visible though the black DLC, while a matte finished blade will be a matte black DLC finish. You can get a dull/matte tactical finish on a bead blasted part or a more shiny finish on a part that is currently satin or stonewash. Be advised, if your part has scratches, emblems, logos etc they WILL show through the DLC after application. If you wish to have the logos, scratches, emblems removed prior to DLC, please check the bead blasting service box. DLC coating has excellent corrosion resistance and aids in ease of cleaning your items and looks best when oiled down. Please be advised that DLC does attract and show oils and finger prints.
A PVD Based Gold coating; Extremely thin, durable, and applicable to many products. Will preserve the current finish when applied without blasting, but can be applied in a Matte, flat finish as well. Laser engravings/makers marks/etchings will be coated with gold, though in some cases have ignored the gold and remain black/annealed, depending on how they were marked and engraved.
Hardness (HV): 2300±300
Thickness (Microns): 2-5μm
Primary Applications: Machining or iron based materials, metal forming
A PVD Based Rose coating; Extremely thin, durable, and applicable to many products. Will preserve the current finish when applied without blasting, but can be applied in a Matte, flat finish as well.
Hardness (HV): 3000±300
Thickness (Microns): 2-4um
Key Characteristics: High hardness and elasticity, low friction and high oxidation resistance
Primary Applications: Excellent for stainless steel, cutting operations, lubricated, semi-dry or dry machining.
Currently, this service is only applicable only to blades, scales, liners, clips, full spacers, hardware, or EDC tools like prybars, knucks, etc. Coating can only be applied to Steel, Titanium, and Carbide parts. NO ALUMINUM, BRASS, COPPER, NICKEL, SYNTHETICS, ETC. Please use the options provided to choose the parts that will be getting the coating application. These Coatings are offered to us by a third party service based in the USA which we are authorized dealers for. Please note: In addition to our lead time, this service alone has its own lead time of 5-20 business days or longer, meaning if you have a coating service in your order and any other mod, your order will not ship until items are back from coating despite the other parts being finished. We have no control over the lead time, so please wait the full 20 business days before asking for an update. Please keep in mind we cannot control the lead time of a third party service.
Items do not need to be broken down or disassembled, but it is helpful to us.
Service and Sizing Breakdown:
Please measure your parts if you're not sure, then select from the options above. If you want scales AND liners DLC'd you must add a service for both sets. If your piece is longer than the preset size, select the larger option. If your parts size isn't represented below, contact us via email.
Standard Blades (up to 5in L x 2in W)
Large Blades (5in to 8in)
Spacer/Clip/Collar/Part (up 3in long)
Fixed Blade / Chef Blade (up to 12in long) (NO HANDLE SCALES, BLADE STEEL ONLY)
Single Scale, Tool, Or Liner (up to 5in long)
Scale/Liner Set (Up to 5in long)
Hardware Set (Pivot Screw, Barrell Spacers, Body Screws, Clip Screws - Priced per Screw)
Premium DLC Work
I've had a few things DLC'd by the guys and the finish is better than the one on my Anax. Can't recommend enough. Thanks again!
Blade and Hardware DLC
Coating came out beautifully uniform and smooth to the touch on the blade and hardware. Not the usual chalky feeling you get from factory DLC on brands like Spyderco etc. Would highly recommend if you’re considering.
DLC (full knife)
Exceeding my expectations. Will definitely use this service again for another knife and a pen.
I sent in four scales to be glass blasted and either TiN or rose gold coated. I was hesitant at first because the example pictures shown leave a lot to be desired, I wish they had more example pictures. After receiving the scales back in less than a month after I shipped them, I was blown away. I also waited a week and carried one knife to see how it would wear before leaving a review. I'm very pleased with the outcome and will definitely be sending more scales/blades/clips/or even screws to be coated.
Sent in a microtech auto hawk and got the blade back looking super sexy ..original thoughts were that it would be an almost obsidian sheen it returned with more of a matte finish ..which I think I prefer after seeing it put together with the blizzard wash...over all very pleased!