So I bought this Gerber folding knife (Scout) and I loved it but I hate how it looks. The huge BG initials and the signature I can live with, but the orange plastic looks awful in my opinion. What could I use to coat the plastic with? I'm looking for a grey/black coat that wouldn't wear off so easily and sustain some abuse.
Mine cost $9.
Why don't you just get one that isn't ugly to begin with?
My brother got one of those.
The salesman cut himself closing it and a few weeks later so did I.
I don't know why because I have never cut myself closing a knife, but if you get it watch out for that. Very sharp from the factory too.
If the price is right I wouldn't worry about how it looks, unless you are one of those fags that shows off knives with your "bros"
It's a knife, if you use them regularly their going to get dull and you're going to need to get new ones sometimes. I would just use the orange one until it sucks, then get a nicer looking one. Or get a nicer looking one, then use that one until it sucks, then use the orange one
When you buy a Smith and Wesson (or any other Frost Cutlery tier knife from the gas station) they come dull and are close to impossible to resharpen. The nasty working edge you can get on them just get dull immediately when you use them.
Ive owned a smith and wesson knife like that and the linerlock failed, and the hinge pin broke.
When you are stuck with a dull knife, you are forced to use it harder. Too bad they cant stand up to the use.
Makes them dangerous to use.
>Knifes can only be sharpened so much before they suck.
Because you obviously buy 9$ knives.
This only is true for garbage knives, and for tards who cant sharpen correctly.
Old timers used to sharpen a single Case knife for 40 years till the blade is nothing but a nub.
You buy a cheap "tactical" looking knife that wont hold a real edge, you have to use something like a diamond stone which removes a ton of material when you struggle to sharpen it. Especially how stupid and thick most of those blades are.
Buy something with actual edge retention and you wont have this problem.
Diamond sharpeners are very very aggressive in terms of sharpeners.
Sure you can get "fine" diamond sharpeners but they are still more aggressive than most ceramic or natural stones.
When you are doing a full edge reprofile, diamond is popular for the initial rough working edges because of how quickly it can eat shoulders and raise a burr.
Its also got a real cool sounding name, so people buy really strong (and cheap) ones and that can ruin their 9$ knives.
Very quickly can get to a point where it would take hours to repair the damage by hand.
While true, none of them are going to be used to hone your edges unless you are looking for an obtuse working edge.
The harder a knife is to sharpen, the harder is usually is to blunted, and vice versa, e.g. carbon steel vs stainless.
And check you out taking the piss out of somebody for buying a 9 dollar knife when you admittedly buy Smith & Wesson shite.
Also, a steel blade is not an infinite resource.....they wear with sharpening, meaning that sooner or later the knife will need replacing.
>The harder a knife is to sharpen, the harder is usually is to blunted
Absolutely, if we are talking about a quality steel like S30v, which most importantly has been heat treated properly.
It can be a nightmare to sharpen, but once it has a real edge it will hold that edge.
But on the other side of the spectrum, there is cheap low quality garbage steel on a Frost Cutlery that has a very poor heat treat.
Its literally impossible to get a nice edge because the steel is of such poor quality.
You can get a rough and weak toothy edge using a diamond stone, and then people are somehow surprised a cut on cardboard dulls it again.
There is a reason those knives are in blister packs in gas stations and tractor supply stores for $9.
>And check you out taking the piss out of somebody for buying a 9 dollar knife
You got me, I actually have no problems with cheap knives as long as they are ok quality. I have a few Enlans, Sanremnus, Byrds.
Its up to you to decide if paying 10$ to a product that has had several middle men, retail packaging, retail store shelf space, or imported directly from china who lied to customs to save on shipping.
There is a large profit margin for both, one will have much better raw materials.
>Also, a steel blade is not an infinite resource.....they wear with sharpening, meaning that sooner or later the knife will need replacing.
While this is technically true, in reality it just doesnt happen.
Look at pic related, do you know how insanely long it would take to actually get a modern blade down to this size under typical resharpening and reprofiling?
Talking years of daily abuse, or one day with a retard and belt sander.
Just because some cant figure out how to reprofile and cut a new edge doesnt mean that knives permanently "wear out" every 6-8 months. Of course low quality blades will never take an edge so that point is moot, they arent worth owning. You dont see people throwing out Spydercos after the factory edge is dead.
the color is retarded, but i believe it is meant to make the knife easier to find in a disaster/survival situation. I would consider letting it be the kind of knife it is and getting another to suit your taste.