^^^ I have kind of an issue with responses like this. "Call it what you want, this is still nothing more than brass..." is like saying, "call stainless steel what you will, it's still nothing more than iron." It's a completely different material. If you don't know, that's cool, but opining (falsely) about a scientific fact doesn't even make sense.
No need to get defensive.
But if you are going to call me a liar, at least have the decency to check your facts first.
Aich's alloy IS brass. It is even officially categorised as such. It is basically a slightly stronger version of Muntz metal, and both are made for, and suited for, the same uses. Mainly hull lining for ships and similar applications.
For that purpose, it is indeed better than steel. Better than most other metals in fact. Perhaps with the exception of copper which they are designed to be cheaper alternatives to.
This was never intended to be used for blades. And it would not perform well in that role.
Not getting defensive, I've just been told that I need to "talk things through" when I start to get peeved. I'm not very good at it yet.
Aaaand I didn't call you a liar. I said to say it is "nothing more than brass" is wrong. It's a an alloy of brass, which is already an alloy. It's still classified as brass, but it's properties are different. Yes, I checked.
I was curious if it had ever been used for blades, like I said. Apparently, it hasn't. I'm no expert in metallurgy which is why I asked in a forum where a bunch of knife-makers hang out.
Seriously, sorry if it came across as defensive. Without going into too much detail, I've had to start going to see someone on post about getting angry/peeved so easily... I know I can come across as a dick sometimes, so again I'm sorry if it seemed that way.
BigDaddyTx, that flow chart actually made me laugh out loud.
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