Black Oxide Coating

A Black Oxide (BO) coating is a tightly-adhered, durable oxide coating that lends a defining, complementary black appearance to the etched surface of the Damascus pattern.

The images show a comparison of three Damascus patterns, each with a matte finish and a black oxide coating.

Matte Finish
Black Oxide Coating
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art-deco-damascus Art Deco bo-art-deco-damascus