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Strongest Steel Study 1471

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Strongest Steel Study
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:47:27 AM »
Well, not exactly "strongest", but "Least vulnerable to rust steel study" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...  :D

Anyway,  I have had an idea to test different companys' vulnerability to rust. I will have knives from Victorinox, Wenger, Buck, an average Chinese LB, a Chinese SAK rip-off, and Leatherman if I get one before I finish the contraption. What I will do is take the knives, open the main blades, and hang them, blade pointing downward. Then I will put a glass of regular tap waterunder each one, so that about half of each blade is submerged. I will leave that overnight, and check them in the morning. I will then record the ammounts of rust (if any) on each blade. I might also try saltwater if time allows. I could also record over the course of several days.

I might even have something like a contest, like the ones that show rust when I check them are eliminated, until I get down to the final two, then whichever one has the least rust (if any) wins.

If anyone wants to donate a Leatherman, (Wave, new condition  ;) ) you may e-mail me.

Also, you can use this thread to make predictions on which knife will win. My bet is for Victorinox.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2007, 03:49:31 AM by Viper »

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No Life Club Posts: 1,956 Marsh-wiggle
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 04:06:42 AM »
If a Vic or Wenger rusts I'll be real surprised.
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Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 02:45:04 AM »
It seems like it might take more than a day in some tap water for those blades to show signs of rust Viper. (At least I hope it will take longer!  :P)  Anyhow, it will be interesting to see your results.

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Jr. Member Posts: 96
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 04:41:49 AM »
I know someone who has a broken leatherman blade you can have

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,354 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 04:47:23 AM »
Just a few tire marks in it huh?   :pok:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 08:55:56 AM »
I,ve had saks out un all weathers and i,ve never had so much as the first signs of rust :)

my leather man super tool did rust though :(

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 08:56:37 AM »
Look forward to seeing the results though mate :cheers:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 1,346 Right Wing Psychopath!
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 04:11:06 PM »
I'd be willing to bet that the VIC blades do not rust that bad if at all.  For the sake of science I would clean the blades with isopropyl alcohol before adding them to the water to be sure that all rust inhibiting agents are not present.  The buck will not last long at all espcially in salt water.  I used to carry a buck 110 and sweat will rust the blade overnight.  Rain drops have rusted the buck 110 that I didnt dry off after a rainy day.
Jr. Member Posts: 96
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 12:01:42 AM »
Just a few tire marks in it huh?   :pok:

Def

Not guilty yer 'oner I never done it

 >:D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,354 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Strongest Steel Study
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 12:09:07 AM »
There was a study done on SAKs some time ago by a SOSAK member.  He submerged a few items in a saltwater solution for over a year and while some things almost completely disintegrated, the Classic he had in there was mostly intact.  Except of course for the spring which was long gone!

I'll see if I can get him to post his complete findings here for us.  Of course, this doesn't help us for other brands, but at least you'd have one brand covered!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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