For a few days, I've been thinking about adding an ESEE 3 to my kit. If I do it, it's still a ways off. I'm broke as a joke (still trying to get my company up and running after years of frustration and bad luck, but next year looks better. And I've got other things higher on my want list. (Smith Wesson HRT boot knife; an underquilt for my hammock; a car ....) But I like researching in advance. An ESEE 3 was my first ESEE, back in summer, 2012. I liked it, but at the time, it wasn't quite what I wanted. Even after adding a set of G10 scales, it wasn't quite there. After it came an Izula 2, which finally became an Izula I (not really, but you know what I mean; I got the Izula I from @AddictedToSteel in one of his acts of kindness and generosity). I love my Izula. It's my EDC for town, and travels with a Scandi (Helle Fossekallen) in the woods. But recently, I've been thinking again about an ESEE 3 for EDC. My Izula will always remain, also. But something about the 3 calls me. So, to my question: I see that the ESEE 3 is now available in an uncoated blade option, as well as coated. Here's my pick for the former and the latter. Same price. My first one, and my Izulas, have been coated. I never had an issue. Obviously, I know why they're coated; it's 1095, and it will oxidize. But part of me is intrigued by the uncoated blade. I take care of my knifes. Even the coated ones get wiped down after use, and a coating of oil (olive or mineral). So, finally, the questions: 1) what's the advantages of an uncoated blade? 2) what are the disadvantages of a coated blade?