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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by gunslinger387, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Can a titanium blade be tempered and if so to what hardness? Can they hold an edge well?
     
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  2. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Some of the Mission knives used for E.O.D are all titanium because they are non magnetic. Their web page lists them at 47rc hardness.
     
  3. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    That mecha fella tinkers with titanium some.
     
  4. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2018
    To my knowledge, some titanium alloys can be heat-threated and will hold an edge to some extend.....but if you are talking pure wear resistance against soft abrasive materials, they will do rather poorly.
     
  5. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    I had a Benchmade CQC7 in ti. The edge of the blade was coated in carbide to help it cut. Was decent but honestly, even cheap Chinese steel would hold a better edge. It wasn't meant to be a good performer, was meant to perform as well as possible while being amagnetic.
     
  6. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sam makes some great swords and axes from Ti alloys. Look up MadScienceForge on YouTube. Sam and his Ti blade did really well on Knife or Death. He is @Mecha here on Bladeforums.
     
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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