What does it mean that my pliers are "atramentized"?

Atramentizing is another term for phosphating and part of the rust protection concept.
Atramentizing alone, however, usually does not provide sufficient corrosion protection to keep the pliers rust-free for a long time. It is perfectly normal for this layer to wear away permanently in the area of the cutting edge. The phosphate layer is an excellent primer for a lacquer layer applied over it.


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