I hate to be the only one to think this way, but IMHO, Busse puts a great coating on their blades, and there's absolutely no reason to remove it. It is a textured finish that should eliminate sticktion for one thing. The coating is hard and slick.
Why would the coating bother you? You bought it like that. Why not just buy blades that aren't coated and save yourself the headache?
Obviously, you are free to do anything you want to your knife, but you need to understand why they put that coating on in the first place.
I know most guys here are not coated blade guys, which I don't understand. I don't believe the coating leads to more "drag", especially slick, textured coatings like Busse uses.
I'm not just spouting off because I like Busses. I only have 1 that is coated. I only have a couple other blades with coatings, and I can't understand why it bothers anyone.
You can buff those coatings as smooth and slick as you want. I mean that I have done this, and would highly recommend it. All coatings help keep your blade from tarnishing.
I believe that the black coatings on other Good blades contain non-stick material like Teflon, or something similar.
Seriously, try buffing the coating with white compound. In my experience, this leads to a very slick finish.
Please understand that I am not trying to be definitive or divisive. It's just that, IMHO, there isn't anything "wrong" with coated blades, and unless you can provide data to back your opinion that there is any significant difference in performance, you're guessing. Buff the finish and give it a shot of silicone, and you will have a low friction blade.
As far as looks go, do we care when we scratch the blade of a user? Again, my opinion, but an uncoated blade gets the exact same scratches. Since when do we care about an EDC that shows use?
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