How Much Does This Cost?
Scales, Clip, Spacer
Prybar, Single Scale
What Colors Can Be Done?
It's important to understand that titanium anodizing doesn't allow for every color, and getting a true red is just not possible because of how light interacts with it. The closest options to red include magenta, rose (a reddish purple), or purple.
So How The Heck Does This Happen?
Titanium anodizing is an electromechanical process used to alter the surface of titanium
Oxide Layer Growth
Through electrolysis, titanium oxide layers are artificially grown on the titanium's surface. These oxide layers play a crucial role in creating unique properties and appearances.
The process involves altering the metal's oxide layer, which leads to changes in its properties. The specific type of anodization chosen determines the characteristics of the resulting oxide coating.
One notable feature of titanium anodizing is the ability to produce a wide range of brilliant, natural colors without the need for dyes. This colorful effect is achieved through an interference phenomenon similar to that of a prism.
Durability and Care
While anodized titanium is highly durable and resistant to the elements, it may be susceptible to damage from friction or scratches. Proper care is essential to maintain the appearance and functionality of anodized titanium products.
Titanium Anodization Care Tips
How can I restore color?
You can restore your color by wiping some Windex on the anodizing. It is said that the Windex with ammonia works best. We have heard that a very mild jewelry cleaner also works. Acetone cleaner works great, just make sure to re-oil your knife if you are cleaning it with acetone.
Avoid abrasives and contact with hard objects in your pockets.
While titanium anodization is pretty tough, it is only nanometers thin which means constant rubbing against things might wear it off. If this happens, your EDC item can be stripped and anodized again.
It's not rocket science, but proper care and maintenance matters!
One of the beautiful things about titanium is that you can anodize it several times. Keep it clear of abrasives or strong chemicals and it should last several years.