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Layered / laminated / multi-alloy titanium blades

Discussion in 'Mad Science Forge' started by Mecha, May 14, 2019.

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  1. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    One of the final and greatest steps into the creation of titanium swords is the layered sword, made of more than one titanium alloy. Not only does it look cool, certain alloys can be used for certain parts of the blade, eking out subtle performance enhancements. The techniques also alloy more flexibility in sword design.

    Here is the first one of its kind, a shobu zukuri katana blade, made from three different titanium alloys. 28" blade, at 11.3 ounces.

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    More laminated blades to come!
     
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  2. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Amazing in sooooo many ways!
    My laser 240mm chef knife weighs in at 6oz. Its crazy that this Sword is LESS than double my knifes weight.
     
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  3. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    That thing is hecking amazing. That is all.
     
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  4. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Why thankee, guys! :] 'Tis but the first, more to come.
     
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    pure awesome. the lines of the blade shape alone....add the layering of ti. wow...blown away.
     
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  6. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    It's about time for a Titanium chefs knife dontcha think.. Huh huh huh?
     
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  7. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Said it on the other thread, but this is just too cool!!!
     
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  8. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Maaaaaaybe...:D
     
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  9. leebrewer

    leebrewer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 21, 2008
    Very nice!
     
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  10. BladeWarrior

    BladeWarrior

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    Aug 1, 2000
    That is absolutely stunning work! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  11. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Next contender in the layered blade lineup is a hatchet. The head of this one is sort of a cross between the two bigger prototype axes. This one was difficult to get a real consistent finish. The body of the hatchet is ATI 425 (grade 38) titanium alloy, with a titanium-niobium cutting edge, forged and hardened. Handle is rubber core, nylon wrap, with leather grip. 18" long, and 18 ounces.

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    I like this hatchet/axe head shape best so far.
     
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  12. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    damn. that is just.......well the right words are slipping past me....im gonna use a classic one......."great there", Sir.. when are we gonna be able to chase one down........
     
  13. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Glad you like! After Blade show, work should begin on axes/hatchets. I'd like to make them like this one in shape, in a hatchet size, and in a bigger version like a small axe.
     
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  14. protourist

    protourist Obdurate member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    We are going to need to talk some day soon.
     
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  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm so sorry for not coming around here more, Sam! Joe's video put me right, so I'll make sure to swing by regularly.
    Cheers!
     
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  16. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Welcome! :D
     
  17. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    OhBoyOhBoyOhBoyOhMyGoodness!!!!
    Definitely need to put that katana in the hands of a local samurai and see what it can do!!!
     
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  18. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 26, 2018
    This is insane in the best way possible! I love it! Bravo Mecha!

    This!

    And sign me up for a 9" - 10" while you're at it!
     
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  19. BladeMan

    BladeMan Gold Member Gold Member

    524
    Feb 12, 1999
    A close up on a Ti laminate.

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  20. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    10 in Chef knives are all I use.
    The above pic looks like there is welding bead.
     

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