Ok so I was woundering does anyone know a place that will Nitride or Anodize instruments? I was thinking that a black nickle or black soft crome plateing might be kind of cool? Ionce had a gun soft crome plated which is a black shiny finish much shinner then rust blueing and more durable but not as durable as hard crome which is the shiny bright nickle like apperance most of us think about. I know Cannon Ball has a black nickle coating but who does it for them? It might make for a nice alternative to silver plateing? So if anyone knows please let me know! I also considered Titanium Nitride but the only place I know that does it only does machine part's. Titanium Nitride has a gold like look that is almost transparent and it is insanely durable. If any of you have seen the large gold colored Desert Eagle Magnum automatics that look gold in color this is Titanium Nitride coating.