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Blade Type Information: 4140 Stainless Steel

4140 is a type of steel grade used by the Society of Automotive Engineers. It is sometimes called chromoly steel due to the fact that the alloys used in making the metal include molybdenum and chromium. The steel has exceptional strength to it when compared to its overall weight. It is considered superior to its standard cousin, 1020 steel, for it is by far stronger, tougher, and harder. The addition of the alloys in the right proportions also makes the steel extraordinarily resistant fatigue stress fractures.

As one would assume, this steel is extremely popular in the automotive world. The ability of manufacturers to manipulate the outer metal while keeping the bulk of it stable, makes it ideal to form such pieces as gears for cars and planes, heavy duty crankshafts, fast moving pistons, and durable bike frames on your everyday bike. The metal is also used in many automotive axels, during the construction of important aerospace products, and for making high end firearms used by military and civilians alike. You can find this type of metal everywhere; transporting pressurized gas through pipes across cities, saving numerous lives as a roll cage in a wide range cars, structural tubing for high end motorcycles and architecture, and even in military firearms receivers.

All of these great properties come with their own drawbacks. Since 4140 steel is so hard and tough, it is also extremely difficult to weld it properly. A person would need to perform several steps before the initial weld and after the completion of the weld in order to avoid cracking the metal. The chromium in this steel has also been reduced in order to strengthen some of the other properties. Unfortunately, this makes 1440 stainless steel a bit more prone to corrosion when exposed to extreme climates.

Handle Material Information: Wood Handle

There are many different types of wood handles that are available for many different things. That being said, today we are going to concentrate only on three.

Tomahawks

Surely everyone is aware that not only were tomahawks used by Native Americans but they also had handles made from wood. Back then wood was just about the only material to make them with. Over time and with many experiments they finally decided which types of wood worked well and which didn’t. Popular theory is that hard woods work best although some did prefer the softer woods because they tended to be lighter and easier to throw.

Axes

Anyone today can go to a hardware store and find many tools with wooden handles. This includes axes. Why do you think that is? Does it make sense to use a wooden handled tool to chop down the very material that it was made from? Some might say no but the fact remains that many axe handles are made from some sort of hard wood…the actual wood may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Knives

Knives look really good when they have a well-polished wooden handle. While they are not resistant to scratches and nicks, they are very strong and a good fit for a knife. You can find them with designs etched or burned into them and sometimes you can even find then with the wood unpolished and raw looking. There are many styles of wood handles for knives as well as many types of knives that they go on.

If this information helped you at all and even if it didn’t you can always find more information about this at Tomahawk Database. Regardless of the name of the site you can find all kinds of useful information not only about tomahawks but also about axes and knives.

Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-60

The Armory Replicas TR0040 has a Rockwell Hardness of HRC 56-60

Stanley P. Rockwell inevnted the Rockwell Hardness Test in 1919 while working as a metallurgist in ball bearing plant. Rockwell wanted to measure the uniformity and hardness of inner and outer rings on which the ball bearings rolled. He designed a device that could measure hardness accurately and quickly.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standardized a set of scales for testing Rockwell hardness values. Each scale has been designated a letter and corresponds to a different group of materials. Scale C is used for steel, titanium, deep case hardened steel, hard cast irons and other materials harder than scale B 100.

Knife blades and other steel hardened tools are made from metals that match to the Rockwell C scale. Most blade makers display the hardness number as "HRC xx" or "HRC xx - xx" providing a range, where "xx" indicates a Rockwell hardness number. Not many blades measure over HRC 70. Most functional blades rate somewhere between HRC 56 and HRC 63.

Generally, blades with a lower HRC number don't hold and edge for long under demanding use, but they are easier to sharpen. Blades with a higher HRC value stay sharp for longer, but are more difficult to sharpen. As an example, stainless steel has a HRC higher than carbon steel, but it is also more difficult to sharpen than carbon steel.

Company Information: Armory Replicas

Armory Replicas is a small, niche company that was founded in October of 2005 in Georgia. They offer replicas of a variety of weapons from various cultures across numerous historical periods. Although they create daggers, rapiers, and other products related with weaponry, their specialty is in creating realistic medieval armory, swords, and their related products and accessories. Collectors from around the world visit their site daily due to their innate accuracy at duplicating some of histories finest weapons. Avid consumers of these types of specialty items will appreciate the craftsmanship and attention to historical detail each of their pieces possesses.

Armory Replicas also has an extensive collection of fantasy themed blades for niche collectors. Dragons, skulls, zombie apocalypse gear, and other fantasy themes are interwoven into beautifully artistic designs. These knives, axes, and daggers are fully functional pieces, capable of doing what they were originally crafted to do. Yet their beauty lends more to them being displayed on your wall or mantle as opposed to using them to hack anything to pieces.

The company has a lot more to offer than mere historical replicas and fantasy pieces for collectors. For the average consumer who is seeking a well-crafted blade or a piece of survival equipment, they manufacture and sell modern day self defense products. Pepper spray and specialized key chains, suitable for both men and women, from novice to expert, are but a few of the offerings. They also have a large selection of camping and hunting equipment for individuals to utilize. Knives with fire starter kits so that you need never worry about being in the dark, hiking canes for treacherous trails, paracord bracelets, key chains, and belts, and small axes that are deemed essential when in the outdoors are but a few of the items they have available.

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