At DS&S, we are on the cutting-edge - literally and figuratively. In the case of our coatings we have sought the toughest coating available on the face of the Earth. Tonight, we have secured an agreement with a special company to apply exactly that, to our knives. Called DLC, or "Black Diamond,"
it will be available in a black color and a "dark earth" color.
This is the toughest coating available for knives - and we will pair it with our super steel and possibly some machined titanium grips, to produce the toughest knives available on the planet.
Gear which could almost be considered legendary
- as always, made for legends.
A DLC test run is being done now. Those who want the DLC coating on their knives should contact us. The cost will be $40 for us to send the blade out for this treatment -
but it will be well worth the extra time and money.
Here at DS&S, we have used a number of coating materials which provide varying degrees of durability. Recently, however, we decided to invest in a new, rugged coating called Duracoat. Our expectations are that this coating will be a great compliment to our world-class hardware. Expect to see the first of our knives done in Duracoat in the very near future.
Along with Duracoat we will be using a specialized treatment on a select few knives in the coming weeks. This treatment, while experimental for our shop, is widely used in a variety of other fields today. You like our DS&S skull? We do too. We will soon produce the ultimate "skull" knife.
We make gear for legends.
For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder
features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts.
We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.
Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments.
Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.
We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.
FOR KNIFE BUILDS...
(yep. We are that busy)
Troops come first.