- Jul 12, 2019
OK, probably my last questions for a while.
Does the ceramic ball spin in its setting or is it stationary?
Also, even with the ceramic ball, what keeps it from being pressed in deeper into the softer Ti of the lockbar?
It's still being impinged upon by 2 harder materials (the ceramic ball, and the steel of the tang)
The ball is stationary, it’s locked into place by the titanium.
Titanium is a strong material, it takes a lot more than the strength of the lockup to press anything into it, let alone a huge ceramic ball.
The titanium on the lockbar never touches the steel of the blade tang. The ceramic ball is the only interface.