Cerakoting Service


Current turn around time is around 2 months.

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Medford Praetorian refinished with Graphite Black and Midnight Bronze Cerakote.

This Cerakoting service is being offered in Greenville, SC and surrounding areas. We are also offering this nationwide through our mail-in knife Cerakoting service! If you need your knife refinished this is a great option as NIC Industries offers over 100 colors and the processing temperature is quite low at only 250°F. It is one of the most durable paints on the market and will not flake or chip. 

So what is Cerakote? Well, chances are if you are on this page you already know what it is as well as it’s benefits. Please check out a few of the videos below for a detailed comparison between Cerakote, Gunkote, Durakote, etc. ” Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the foreforont of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.” (NIC Industries)

We have painstakingly researched the proper setup and procedure to ensure the absolute BEST Cerakote application to provide the longest lasting, most durable finish to your knife. 



We only offer Cerakoting Services for knives at this time. All Cerakoting is done w/ the H series Cerakote unless otherwise discussed, as that is one of the most durable finish Cerakote makes. 

Keep in mind sharpening will need to be done after this process as the application will dull the edge somewhat. Please note that this is also an excellent time to have your blade reground so it cuts well again, or to have any other blade/custom work done prior to the coating. 

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Benchmade 940, reground and satin finished with the scales and hardware finished with Bright Purple and Gold Cerakote

Fixed Blades (single color, no taping off of parts)

  • Up to 4.9″ overall length – $30
  • 5″-9.9″ overall length – $40
  • 10″-13.9″ overall length – $50
  • 14″-17.9″ overall length – $65
  • 18″-21.9″ overall length – $80
  • Scales – $20
  • Scale screws – $10
  • If parts need to be taped off (i.e. non-removable handles) then add $10 to the above price
  • Additional colors (bi or tri-tone) add $10/color
  • Disassembly/reassembly of handle – starts $5 or you can do this yourself. If screw(s) are stuck or need to be replaced then there will be an additional fee. 
  • Stripping off the existing paint may cost extra, please check ahead of time if you are concerned about this.

Folders (single color) – see “package deal” below for price on an entire folder! Note: Disassembly/reassembly may be required and will incur a fee of $30

  • Blade only (up to 5″) – $35
  • Scales only – $45
  • Single scale only – $30
  • All hardware (pocket clip, screws, spacers, etc – does NOT include scales/liners) – $35
  • Package deal (entire knife, includes blade, 2 scales/liners, and hardware. Note: if liners AND scales then add $15 to this price) – $100
  • Additional colors (bi or tri-tone): add $10/color
  • Disassembly/reassembly/lube – $30 for most knives, or you can do this yourself and send me the parts. The thumb stud will need to be removed as well. 
  • Custom patterns/stencils are quoted individually. 

30 Replies to “Cerakoting Service”

  1. Sent in a beat up Kabar to Josh to refinish in Graphite Black and let me tell you he did a fabulous job! My Kabar looks like brand new and is sharper than ever. I will be sending more stuff his way in the future.

  2. The Remington 700 .308 in the pics above is mine. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I could not ask for a faster turn around time and at such a great price.

    • No I’m sorry we don’t do that… you would probably have to have that hydro dipped. But we do do several other neat patterns!

  3. Question, say I have a blade that has DLC coating and have no means of stripping it, but I want the blade cerakoted, are you able to strip the blade for me, Or would I have to have it stripped prior?

    • Yes I would strip it… I have to sandblast as a part of the Cerakoting process so that would not be a problem. Thanks!

    • I’ve got a broad range of colors in stock, shoot me an email with what you are interested in and we can work out the details. Thanks!

  4. Hi I have a Phrobis M9 1st Gen that needs some cleaning up. It has a few pits and was reblasted by Buck. That did not make it any better. I was wondering if cerakoting would help fill in the pits. I wanted the blade, handguard and pommel coated. Also wondering what you thoughts on color to help hide the pitting. Graphite Black or that light brown? I can send it disassembled if that makes it easier. I have another Buck 185 that has huge pits. Any chance of repair on that? Thanks, Robert

    • Cerakote won’t do anything for the pits, those would have to be ground out which isn’t fully possible with the guard in place. Cerakoting would prevent any further pitting or degradation of the steel though. Graphite Black is a satin black, but I also carry many different shades of brown if you so choose. I would say that your best bet to hide the pitting would be something with a pattern in it (see my smugmug account for ideas). On your Buck 185 yes that can likely be repaired (I need some pics) but it would have to be ground out which can get expensive. Thanks Robert!

  5. Recently purchased a short tanto style kabar that comes factory with a powder coating. Im looking for the most durable coating I can put on this knife. Is Cerakote superior to DLC in terms of hardness?

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