Hey, folks. Earlier this year I was gifted an Esee 3 w/ the black powdercoat. I love it. I mainly use it when car camping. .....And yet I still have the "bug" and want something a bit smaller. As I consider the Izula II, I have searched the forum for the term "black oxide" and found the threads re: speculation as to chemical composition, food prep, etc. Yet I cannot find a thread specifically about the pros/cons of each finish. Some of you indicate that there is less friction with the oxide. What other benefit is there? I am full-on OCD, so I keep my powdercoated 3 oiled pretty regularly. My specific question would be whether one offers better rust protection than the other. Finally, (not on the same topic, but perhaps germane): my main uses would be car camping with the family and quite a bit of backpacking. I don't need a Candiru-sized blade for packing, as I have some small ones already. Thanks, guys.