A titanium pocket knife is an interesting blade, far more so than the standard stainless steel. While the titanium’s properties bring incredible strengths, its difficulty holding an edge may make it less attractive to some.
At Off-Grid Knives, we understand the strengths and weaknesses of the materials we use, and that’s why we do offer titanium knives. Because there are a number of applications where titanium brings far more to the knife than an edge that lasts a little longer.
Properties of Titanium
Titanium has a number of properties that make it very attractive as a knife blade. It is strong, tough, with low-density, and high resistance to corrosion while being nearly unbreakable. These combine to make the knives durable and lightweight while helping keep that clean look.
It is nearly impervious to deterioration from seawater, chlorine, and the combination of nitric and hydrochloric acid known as aqua regia. That makes a titanium knife very appealing to those who spend a good deal of time around any of these materials.
Why Choose Titanium
For police, EMTs, or firefighters, pure titanium may not be ideal for a knife because it doesn’t hold a sharp edge well, but as a coating it’s perfect. It’s scratch resistant, doesn’t peel, and adds an extra layer of protection while being backed by a steel edge. Hunters and freshwater fishermen can also take advantage of the titanium coating because you can simply clean the blade without further worry of rust.
If you’re a fisherman, diver, or anybody who spends a great deal of time around salt water, you might want to consider a titanium pocket knife. You’ll need to sharpen it more often, but you won’t be continually replacing it.
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