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Blade Type Information: Brass

Brass is an alloy, which is made by combining cooper, zinc and various other metals, depending on the desired use of the final product. Brass has been made for thousands of years throughout the world yet it wasn’t until 300AD that it became popular in certain European nations, and production of the alloy increased accordingly. Brass receives its characteristic yellow tone from the amount of zinc used in the initial preparation. Less zinc will yield a more reddish hue and are sometimes referred to as red brass, while more zinc shall give it a soft, buttery yellow hue.

Brass is made for a number of reasons, and its uses are only limited by the alloy itself. The combination of zinc and cooper make this alloy a lot stronger than cooper yet it is not nearly as strong as other metals, such as steel. Adding metals to the original mixture is done in order to make the alloy more malleable when being worked through a machine, to make the alloy harder so that it is easier to forge, and to prevent corrosion. Today, brass is used in all kinds of applications, including: casings for weapons, pipes used for plumbing, decorative pieces for the home, a wide range of musical instruments, and even weather-stripping.

Brass is a beautiful and useful alloy, yet most of the products created with it must be lacquered before the average consumer purchases them. The lacquer helps prevent corrosion due to the elements. A person should take into account that anything made out of brass needs extra care. It is never to be cleaned with abrasive chemicals, which might strip the lacquer from the brass and leave it vulnerable for pitting and corrosion. Alcohol and vinegar are the best ingredients for cleaning, followed by a light sheen of olive oil as a polish.

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: n/a

The BudK BK2161 Tomahawk has a Rockwell Hardness of n/a

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: BudK

Founded in 1988, the BudK Worldwide Company is a corporation located on ten acres of land in the neighborhood of Moultrie, Georgia, that specializes in bladed and tactical and collectible tools: knives, axes, swords, and tomahawks and more, both for display, recreations, and real-word use.

The original founder and current Chief Executive Officer is Clint H. Kadel. Kadel was nineteen years old when he sold his first knife out of a relative's garage in Georgia. The continued growth of BudK comes from a direct result of his constant expansion of the tactical products available from the company.

BudK presents a wide variety of knives, swords, martial arts, hunting and shooting, stun guns, b;low guns, and survival gear, including tactical tomahawks. Compared to a camp or hand axe, a tactical tomahawk provides more versatility as a tool and weapon, being lighter and more aggressively designed, as well as often being used for throwing.

Every BudK product is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Any item ordered from BudK can be returned within 60 days of purchase for a refund or exchange.

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