Black oxide

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by Klynesquatch, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Klynesquatch

    Klynesquatch Member

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    So i have a couple of questions about the black oxide finish...

    1) @Jeff Randall is probably the man to answer this, but I'm curious if there are any plans to expand the finish to other models like the junglas or others in the regular line? I've been very interested in a junglas or junglas 2 lately and having a black oxide version would seal the deal.(scales like the pr4 would seal the deal on both haha)

    2) what is the best way to get rid of the black residue left on food from the finish. My cleaver is getting better the more I wash it but still leaves it on raw meat

    Thanks
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    1). So the simple answer is yes....we do plan to expand our offerings...where and when are still being determined. The coating has been well received.

    2). USE it......if you see @Expat clever or @Patrick Rollins PR4 you see a coating that is vastly different. Aside from wiping down and oiling that may help significantly as well..
     
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    I love the black oxide finish on my PR4. I like that I can use it for a ferro rod, I have my fire striker for that. I would like to see it on the izula II and the laser strike as they are my other favorites. I can’t wait for the carving axe because of the finish as well. I think having a service to strip and refinish an ESEE would be cool. I have 3 izula II so I would send one in lol. I love my normal ESEE finish but I like having the spine for shaving bark or fat wood for a tinder ball. Love everything you do.
     
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    @BlueDogScout there used to be members that would provide those services, but I’m not sure how active they are now.
     
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    That’s pretty cool, I’m too afraid I’ll screw something up some how. Maybe someone will chime in
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    It is doubtful that we will offer a refinish option...however there are MANY that strip and force patina their blade. YouTube is full of videos like THIS ONE that take you through the process. Not difficult at all and you can make it your own depending on how you choose to do the patina.
     
  7. rabid foxhound

    rabid foxhound Banned

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    Can imagine this being the only coating available in the future.
    Cheap and no friction in knife application for the end user.
    Makes sense
     
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  8. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    It will be a while before we swap other models over.
     
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    So they are being swapped over?
     
  10. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    No decision yet. Thought about doing it on some other models but haven't decided when, which ones, etc.
     
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    I guess that swapping them over in one go would be a major headache and would put your stockers under pressure to buy a whole new stock. Doing that gradually makes sense.
     
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    Sku and style code changes are a mare at my place & that excludes dumbass customers in the everlasting loop of confusion and psudounhappyness.
    I dig those days
     
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    I think the laser strike is a logical start, designed for fire starting, a good 90 spine as a striker... plus I would love one in that finish lol
     
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    If i may delve into the hypothetical @Jeff Randall .
    As an example.. if i have a dt4 and all future 4s was black oxide coated and i made a waranty claim would the warranty state replaced with closest product available to the defunct sku?
     
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  15. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    We always hold some stock back for warranty claims but should we be out then we would give out as close of a replacement as possible, or give you a good eBay link to buy a counterfeit one.
     
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    Quality sense of humour Sir, unique balance of honesty,sarcasm and **** off people.
    Sorry for the boring questions
     
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    All I have to say if this is the level of response we should expect from the patriarch of the ESEE company and this forum, I need to buy more knives to keep them going!!! Lol I like someone who speaks their mind and finds humor in things
     
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    Wanted to see if anyone knew if there were any updates on the Black Oxide finish being offered on other models. Particularly interested having the 4 and/or 6 in the new finish.
     
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    The best way to know when new offering are available is follow Facebook or this thread....
    They’re available when they’re available...
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    @defnaru

    No updates on the expansion of Black Oxide at the moment....we've had a LOT of irons in the first this year in our gear up for Blade show....we can only roll out some many new/revised products at once and not inundate our dealers...

    Patience....all in good time!
     

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