Hello all, My main question is: What is Kashima Coating? Is it just a fancy Japanese name for Hard anodize? Is it a special type of anodizing? I have tried doing a search and even tried looking up more info about it over the internet but did not find much. I know it is a hard coating that reduces friction but thats all I know about it. I am curious as to what it is and what it consists of (like DLC=daimond like carbon) and if it is harder and or smoother than type III hard ano. If anyone could help shine some light on this subject any and all info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.