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    Spyderco Forum Registered User jackknifeh's Avatar
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    Stonewashing and corrosion

    I've always heard or read that a VERY smooth surface on metal is easier to protect against corrosion than a rough surface. I think the subject was on scratchy vs mirror edge bevels. Either way this makes sense since a mirror finish has less places for moisturer corrosion to hide and form but I have no experience either way.

    Does anyone have any info on stonewashed blades being harder to protect against corrosion or not?

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Evil D's Avatar
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    Well, with modern stainless steels it shouldn't as much of an issue. Consider the grind finish that Spyderco uses on most of their blades these days...that texture is probably around the same depth as the scratches your pebbles put into the blade, they're just in a different pattern.

    In ancient times they polished blades to keep rust at bay, but they were also using carbon steels. Samurais didn't have VG10

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