Tactical Wedding Ring

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by PYRO31888 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:54 pm

arc_second wrote:Hey they make rings with the diamond pre-flipped.

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Brendan Sullivan » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:31 am

Wicked awesome choice of engraving, nfa. Mad props.

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by derajer » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:38 pm

Well, I finally popped the question on Sunday (July 27). So now I need to actually buy my tactical ring. I'm actually kind of surprised this thread is still going, but thanx for all of the advice on possible rings. Anybody know anything about zirconium rings?
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by DrGonzo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:16 pm

I recently popped the question as well. M'lady got an obscene amount of diamonds and white gold, while mine is a polished tungsten. It has a nice heft to it, at only a fraction of the cost of what a comparable weight of white gold ring would cost. A gold ring in my price range would have looked like a piece of wire on my finger. Titanium is too dull for me and is so light it feels like plastic.

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by TheMechanic » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:25 pm

I used to have a kick ass solid machined Titanium wedding ring and then I got divorced. No ring no mo.

Remember Ed Harris' titanium ring in 'The Abyss'? It saved his finger from being crushed by a hydraulic door.

I've seen some bad ass tungsten rings too.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by DrGonzo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:08 am

TheMechanic wrote:I used to have a kick ass solid machined Titanium wedding ring and then I got divorced. No ring no mo.

Remember Ed Harris' titanium ring in 'The Abyss'? It saved his finger from being crushed by a hydraulic door.

I've seen some bad ass tungsten rings too.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by cannon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:59 am

You need the Swiss Army Wedding Ring.

It's a band made of titanium and has a rough center band for lighting matches and filing. Other handy bits are a flat spot on the edge which doubles as a flat head screwdriver and a decoration on the front which is actually a phillips head screwdriver.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by DrGonzo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:45 am

cannon wrote:You need the Swiss Army Wedding Ring.

It's a band made of titanium and has a rough center band for lighting matches and filing. Other handy bits are a flat spot on the edge which doubles as a flat head screwdriver and a decoration on the front which is actually a phillips head screwdriver.
Is that real, or a concept you've come up with? Seems like too many pointy bits and sharp edges for a man's ring.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by resurgam » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:20 am

The most "tactical" thing you could do would be to get a wedding ring tattoo instead of putting something on your finger that is a horrific accident waiting to happen.

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Post by DrGonzo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:27 am

resurgam wrote:...instead of putting something on your finger that is a horrific accident waiting to happen.
What, marriage? :lol:
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Slugg » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:08 pm

i can open beer bottles with my ring. its titanim so the finish markes but i just get it buffed for free and looks brand new again. that falls under the category usefull in my book.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Apollo-11 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:54 pm

Well, to the folks who talk about the potential of being "degloved" (that's the term for having your ring pulled off by a moving piece of machinery, and also having the skin removed with it), I carry my keys on a carabiner, which get clipped to my belt when I'm at work. So when I'm working on machinery, or hot electrical, I take off my ring and clip it to the carabiner. Then I know just exactly where it is, I can't lose it, and I can't get hurt by it. My wife knows and understands, and I usually remember to put it back on before I get home from the strip bar^H^H^H^H working extra hard.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Finch » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:31 am

i think he's gotten married by now
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Post by SwimToast » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:08 pm

Ad'lan wrote:Platinum is a Great Catalyst for a lot of chemical reactions.

However, this may be a bad thing, supposing you accidentally catalysed a reaction and produced something toxic (as I have seen happen in my chemistry class with Nickel Spatula's).


Really, I don't think you should use your wedding ring as a Tactical Aid at all. I mean, would your wife approve of you using your wedding ring as a Transistor?
First off are you crazy, hell no to the tactical ring... thats why we have tactical keychains.

As for the catalyzing something toxic, i wouldnt worry too much about it... in everyday experiance youll never catalyze enough toxic substance to worry about, and if you are in an area that your ring does that then youre already in more shit than you know. Bartering would be a great idea though. Also as for palladium, how are you planning on getting the hydrogen off the metal's surface? Not to mention palladium is ungodly rare and expensive.

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Vicarious_Lee » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:35 pm

"Tactical" wedding ring can mean different things. I hadn't seen this thread when I made this one:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 32&t=42270" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think the most tactical use of a wedding ring is as a valuable piece of jewelry or junk gold to barter with if you don't have any cash on you, or in your nation anymore.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by cemeteryman » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:45 pm

Couldn't read the whole thread, because as a former bench jeweler, must shout

DO NOT BUY TUNGSTEN!!!!!!!!
IF YOUR FINGER SWELLS OR GETS BROKEN YOU CANNOT CUT OFF TUNGSTEN, IT MUST BE SHATTERED OFF.
THIS MAY SHATTER YOUR FINGER AS WELL
DO NOT BUY TUNGSTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Now, Titanium is safe and tacticool, will scratch easily. Platinum is soft, useless and overpriced, but only silver turns black in the presence of cyanide!
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Vuducow » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:08 pm

Bek een old cuhntry, vee sey: separate flies from hamburgers.

Most women won't appreciate a "tactical" wedding ring. A wedding is a wedding. Even in the worst of times you must maintain some normalcy and luxury. Even condemned concentration-camp Jews tried to make or smuggle candles for makeshift menoras. Not tactical candles, just candles to create some normalcy, to try to live their normal lives.

So just give 'er gold. Be a man that can afford both a gold ring with a quality rock, and all the gear you need. You'll make a woman lose a lot of confidence if even her wedding ring is used for something mundane. It's your duty as a man to ensure, at all costs, that her life doesn't reach that point.

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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by tilt » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:19 pm

I gave my wife a white gold engagement ring and a white gold band. I have two wedding bands. One is titanium and gets worn a handful of times a year, usually on her birthday, valentine's day both of our anniversarys, etc. The other is tattooed on... I like it better and it only ran me $175.

The tactical aspect of her rings are that they are nice and well crafted, yet are not a $3000 ringset. I understand girls wanting a big fat rock and a heavy ring to show off to their friends or whatever, but it serves no real purpose other than flash (which is the last thing you want in a contingency). Something practical that doesn't scream out "Hey, come try to mug/rob me so my husband has to draw his CCW and shoot you in the street!" seemed like the way to go at the time.

Some would argue that buying her a big-damn-ring would show how much I care about her... my argument is that I cared enough about her to tattoo my wedding ring on. There is no way to take it off (even if I wanted to, which I don't). She didn't even do that...
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Doctor_Zombie » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:21 pm

tilt wrote: The other is tattooed on... my argument is that I cared enough about her to tattoo my wedding ring on. There is no way to take it off (even if I wanted to, which I don't). She didn't even do that...
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by tilt » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:59 pm

I think that can be arranged. Let me see if I brought my camera with me. If I didn't, I'll post them when I get back in town.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by mtnfolk mike » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:26 pm

this is a great thread... :)

here's my bling... :D it's damascus and platinum... here's a link to the makers site http://www.studionamu.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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my wife's ring is a little bit different.. hers has the damascus recessed in between the platinum, it also has 4 small diamonds...
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Post by allofthemonkeys » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:31 pm

I carved mine and my wife's from a piece of coconut. Less than a buck.
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Re: Tactical Wedding Ring

Post by Bricks of the Dead » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:18 am

Organdonor wrote:My second wedding band (my second wife wouldn't let me re-use my first wedding band... dunno why) is titanium. It's aircraft grade, whatever that means. Cost me $189. Would have cost be about $50 less, but I had them make me one with a platinum inlay in it, rather than the normal white gold one. I figured it made sense to match the frigging thousands I spend on the wife's platinum wedding set. No one would have known it was white gold instead of platinum, but why fuck with karma? Burned me the first marriage.

Mine looks like this one, but instead of a gold inlay mine's platinum.

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Post by spyderco monkey » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:31 pm

allofthemonkeys wrote:I carved mine and my wife's from a piece of coconut. Less than a buck.
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