Are some blade steel heavier/lighter than others ?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Chapp, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Chapp

    Chapp

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    Mar 28, 2018
    I've been curious about that for a while.

    I know some steel are built to be lighter than others, like titanium compared to the others, but what about S30V compared to 1095, or 1095 compared to D2 for example ?

    I'm stricly speaking about metal usually used on blade.
     
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  2. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 25, 2013
    Probably but I'm gonna bet the order of magnitude of the number to decimal places your going to have to go to measure it is very, very large.....So practically no, but probably "technically" yes....
     
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  3. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2011
    Yes. The same volume can have a different density
     
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  4. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Between various common blade steels , no practical difference IMO .

    Steel vs plastic composite , ceramic , aluminum , titanium ...then yes !
     
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  5. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    It does vary some based on the alloying elements used, so a heavy element increases density and a light element decreases it (tungsten is heavy, aluminum is light). But functionally the difference is not extreme. In a knife the volume of the blade would have a much greater effect.
     
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  6. Polzeyboy

    Polzeyboy CHEEKY BUGGER

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    Jan 9, 2020
    It's such a small difference, it's negligible.
     

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