Victorinox Spartan PS and Swiza AllBlack PVD
When it comes to PVD, Physical vapor deposition and Monochrome, Polispectral coatings then we are talking about more advanced and high tech functions.
PVD is a much more wear resistant coating compared to Black oxide and it got some abilities for preventing corrosion that is higher. It is also obvious a coating to make the surface more passive. This you can find information on and about
on the internet and also some on my Swiza collected information and impressions to the left in the lineup. None of the types of coatings are fully anti reflective.
Polispectral is a coating
that is made with the intention of a coating that will reflect light in different variations and spectrum; this is depending on angle and light in the surroundings. This you can find information on and about on the internet. It is a more advanced type and
also a bit expensive.
If any one doubts that the Swiss Army Knife or
Swiss knives are not educational then I can prove otherwise. In the process of learning about the history, evolution, milestones and products you will hear about the materials used in them. The properties of stainless steel, aluminum and brass just to mention
a few will be out there to discover. I am not official in my information about the Swiss Companies and in many ways it can be ok because this means I am free. Anyhow, let’s do some examples on what I discovered.
The stainless steel used by Victorinox for example is a type that is directed at most areas of use. It is usually not a hard steel but rather points towards the softer side and the advantages with this is there and the
most important factor i will mention about first. The first is that it is very easy to sharpen and to do maintenance on. Next is the very good ability to prevent corrosion. Steels that are hard and chips will be a nightmare to sharpen, at least in the
outdoors. That said this depends on use, steel types and edge angle with design. For normal use better steels will last longer between mainteance. Victorinox knives and steel is perfect for EDC because of precision. The functions are also made of a good
stainless steel and they are solid enough for what it was designed at and made for. Nothing wrong there and during my process of learning I received very good information from Victorinox that you can find to the left in a page called Victorinox steel, check
it out. Stainless steel develops an oxide film when exposed to air that prevents corrosion! Did you know?
Aluminum is also a material I learned much from and how it develops
an oxide film in contact with oxygen that prevents further oxidation. This surface layer will protect the aluminum from changes and it will or can be developed harder depending on what anodizing process.
Wenger is also a Company I learned a great deal from and on and about the materials and steel. I tested a few things myself and got very impressed with the 130mm New RangerGrip models.
Swiza is a Company that uses a very good stainless steel so nothing negative to mention at all there.
Wenger made a profound impression on me with
the handle designs and materials. In the history of this Company they used several materials and designs. When they started with the 85mm evolution running change then something happened. From the beginning of the 2000s until 2013 they made a staggering number
of very interesting handle colors, designs and coatings applied. To mention one is the AP Snow camouflage system that is a complete artwork in my eyes. This was a licensed system and on the 130mm New Ranger models this is just superb. Such designs can be in
the realm of peoples interests and so on too. Not the smartest knife to drop in the snow maybe. Never the less because of this design and how this coating was applied it prevented knives to be completely the same. I never found any knife design that is
completely the same. Which is cool in my book and the same thing you could find on the other camouflage systems used by Wenger. In my pages on sakhome.com you can find different Wenger knives with designs to the left in the lineup.