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Custom Cerakote





REC is proud to be an AUTHORIZED CERAKOTE facility.


We appreciate your interest in our custom shop services and look forward to working with you and your project. Feel free to contact us with questions or if you want to get started on a project. Please allow up to 24 hours for us to respond to a message.


Custom shop phone # - 614-777-8833 x104



What is Cerakote?

From Cerakote’s official website:

           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 forefront 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.

Cerakote Corrosion, Flexibility & Durability Tests | Cerakote Testing

Which coating is better? – Head-to-Head Testing | Cerakote Vs.


Turnaround time

Our turnaround time will vary depending on our work load. Feel free to email for current turn around times.




Custom work cost is determined on a case-by-case basis. Please email and we will get back to you with a quote within 24 hours.

General Cerakote Pricing - (Assembled Pricing is when you send the full knife, and we do the disassembling and assembling, Unassembled Pricing is when you just send the parts to be coated)


Cerakote Assembled Pricing 

$40 minimum 

Hardware + Clip $60

Prybar $60 

Blade Only and resharpened $80

Scales or Liners Only $100

Blade + Clip + Hardware and resharpened $120

Blade + Clip + HW + Scales and resharpened $220. Up to 2 Colors. Each additional color $25

Add On (Additional Color): $25

Theme Projects: -Quote Only



Cerakote unassembled Pricing

$40 minimum 

Hardware + Clip: $45

Blade Only and resharpened $65

Scales or Liners Only: $85

Blade + Clip + Hardware and resharpened $105

Blade + Clip + HW + Scales and resharpened $205.  2 Colors, each additional color $25

Add On (Additional Color): $25

Theme Projects: -Quote Only



Will having Cerakote applied to my item void my warranty?

In most cases, yes. You can always check with the manufacturer to be certain. This is considered a "Modification" to most manufacturers. 


Is the coating guaranteed?

YES, REC will handle your project with the utmost care and provide the highest quality finish. We are absolutely confident in our work and we offer the very best in meticulous surface preparation and coatings application.


REC offers a LIFETIME GUARANTEE and a warranty against peeling, chipping, cracking or flaking.

One thing you do need to keep in mind, with prolonged use, the coating will wear and this warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, Scratches or chips caused from it will not cover item damage, abuse or misuse. We only warrant coatings applied by REC.

If by chance the coating on your item does peel, crack, chip or flake off, REC's only obligation under this warranty will be to recoat the item for free.

If you have a warranty claim, please call REC for instructions before shipping. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

We do not guarantee other Cerakote applicators work, we only warrant the work REC does.


Will you Cerakote my Spyderco in the "REC" Colorway so it looks like an REC Spyderco exclusive?

Short answer is no.

Because of our unique relationship with Spyderco and these colors, we have decided it would just not be right to do.  We will do the OD/FDE Combo on anything but a Spyderco, and we will do Spyderco in any other color. Just not the OD/FDE combo on a Spyderco. We hope you understand our decision. 


Are there Cerakote projects REC will not do? 

Yes, here is the list of jobs we will not take on:

-Chris Reeve Knives, unfortunately due to our dealer status and relationship with Chris Reeve knives we are unable to modify them per our agreement.

- Hinderer, unfortunately due to our dealer status and relationship with Hinderer knives we are unable to modify them per our agreement.

-Any kind of copy righted material

-Spyderco knives in the REC colorway.


Thank you for understanding!

Here are just a few of the projects we have done: