I like this idea too. Vic steel is good stuff but having can and bottle openers, scissors, pliers, drivers, from heat treated D2 tool steel and blades of S30V or the current super steel when we get there would be epic. Kind of like surpassing the Multitasker in a SAK platform.
Quote from: bushidomosquito on April 04, 2012, 03:08:48 AMYes! Man, that's cool. What do you think Syph?I think it looks really awesome! Although it pretty much is a copy of the old SAK shield logo with a line through the +.
Yes! Man, that's cool. What do you think Syph?
And a variation on the T's so it will not look just like a line through the +.(Image removed from quote.)
I like the first one but maybe you should re-think the second designhttp://worldwar2aces.com/iron-cross.htm
I got some titanium from ebay that's been dubbed "Roswell ti" by Syph and I. It's alloy 6-6-2 instead of the usual 6-4. I get slightly less anti military industrial complex when some government bean counter places an order for 10,000 jet powered exploding wigets when super materials with a bottomless R&D budget end up on ebay as a result. You usually won't find this stuff unless you can pay a mill hundreds of thousands of $$$ to run you out a few tons. The seller that has access to this stuff had no idea that it's worth twice what I paid for it and was actually concerned that I wouldn't want it because it was "some strange alloy". (Image removed from quote.)The specs: http://www.titaniumdistributor.com/titanium-6ai-6v-2sn-sta-910.htmlSeems like all the applications for this alloy are the same no matter where I look it up. Bomb and missile cases and "ordinance" which is a fancy way of saying, "things that explode" and aircraft hardware applications. It occurred to me that the only place I'd seen the designation 6-6-2 was in bicycle crank bolts that were the last holdout to remain steel because of the direct force they take. This is the titanium that replaced the steel in a part that always had to be steel. People always say ti is stronger than steel but it never stacks up to optimally heat treated alloy steel unless you just have to shave that weight and don't really care about the cost. It feels strange to me when the weight and feel says titanium but a file on the edge says spring tempered stainless. Quite a bit stronger and harder than 6-4 titanium, almost 30 points harder on the Brinell scale than 6-4. Rockwell C hardness is at 44 which makes this alloy to titanium as s30v is to stainless steel. I'm glad we have a laser to do the cutting, drilling and surface engraving because this stuff doesn't respond to tooling very much at all which is good because it won't respond to keys and change in your pocket very much either. And speaking of surface engraving, for the first batch of 30 pairs of scales I'm shooting for something simple like this, http://swissbianco.ca/Newsletter/Images_NL1001/Alox_Technician.jpgjust an old cross and the checkering and whatever anodizing look this stuff likes to take on.
What about something with those Ti concepts and the old style cross logo(Image removed from quote.)This one - T and i and a person and Swiss-cross proportions - has my vote. Go Ti !