This is a REAL KNIFE Hand painted by me, made to order. Based off the Cold Steel Espada G10 Large.
The handle was removed and filled with body filler, painted, then clear coated. The surface of the blade is cleaned with metal prep. This helps the paint adhere. Then I use a self etching primer that eats into the metal a little bit to get a strong bond. Then I spray paint a few coats of metallic paint with a stencil, and a clear red on top of that. The Knife is then clear-coated with Imron, a durable clear finish commonly used on Nascar. The resulting finish is as durable as they come. About as resilient as a car paint job. It will resist most small scratches. Scratching Rocks, metal or other hard objects will damage the paint. As a decorative piece, the finish should last nearly forever. With heavy use, expect heavy wear.