Currently, we offer a our standard CNC finish on all models in our lineup.
This is our standard finish. The knife bevel is milled as a series of shallow steps (from 0.001 to 0.003 inches each depending on the model). We then polish the bevel with various grits before and after heat treat, ending up with a bright reflective sheen. The CNC lines remain visible, adding a unique texture to the blade.
We have not been able to measure any difference in slicing performance between our CNC finish and a typical ground knife finish. However, some customers have reported better food release with the CNC finish on the wider blades (Sitka and Alder) especially when cutting hard and wet items (eg potatoes).