See the PVD DESCRIPTION page for an explanation/description of the PVD process and properties.
TiCN COATING WITH ICE FINISH is a three sided, polish finish. This finish begins with a matte/non-reflective finish applied to the entire slide, we then do a precision surface polish to both sides and the top. The resultant look is primarily that of a glossy polished slide but all serrations and/or inlets will be matte/non-reflective. IF the slide cut you've selected removes larger areas of metal, (i.e.-inlets/shaves), there will be larger areas of matte finish contrasting the higher surface polished areas.
PHOTO NOTES: This slide has a Series 900 cut with a chisel top. You should note the recessed areas are matte finish while the original raised surface is polished to a shine. This slide has been polished on both sides and the top, which qualifies it an "ICE" polish/finish.