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Benchmade Knife Fan Club Thread

Discussion in 'Knives' started by hawkeye180, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Any special or different care for the black oxide blade...are scratches just the price you pay for a :censored: blade ?
     
  2. nosuchagency

    nosuchagency Loaded Pockets

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    oxide blade, or do you mean oxide clip?
     
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  3. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    What they censor is why dozens left here!
    I meant black blade. ....
     
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  4. nosuchagency

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    lightning is stronger in bm history so don't quote me, but i think the standard 'bk' is cerakote. there was another bk coating that was discontinued, but i don't recall what it consisted of. current bk is fairly tough, but it'll scratch/scrape up pretty good; i think it's intended more as a layer of resistance against elements; i.e., by default, bm generally coats standard production models using tool steels with it; 710 being one of the exceptions in recent times. i prefer bk simply for the look, nothing more. never had any issues with finish in light cutting duties around yard, etc. honestly though, i doubt there's much that can be done to maintain it. like you mentioned, deal with it, or go satin/stonewashed...
     
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    BM used to use a teflon coating, which added lubricity and was very easy to clean, but, like all teflon, it didn't stick very well. Any newer production BM will have a much more durable coating. The older coating was designated "bt" in the model number, the newer "bk." I never thought worn finish looked bad, though, unless you're selling the knife or giving it away.
     
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    freshly cerakoted 520sbt...

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    Those coloured scales on the Presidios look great. Is that gunkote? I have a plain jane 520 and would love one with OD or dark earth scales.
     
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    cerakote. if you want you can pm for guy's contact info.
     
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    Thanks for the offer. Does anyone know if somebody offers this in the UK? Not sure if I shipped overseas whether it would make it back across the border with how things are here at the minute :unsure:
     
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    Got a grail knife.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
     
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    Lovely
     
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    Oops
     
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    Just got this little beauty, 490, in the mail today. It’s my first Benchmade folder, and it lives up to the hype!

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