Ti practice material

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Good mormimg. I've been asked to engrave some titanium knife handle scales but I have never cut titanium before. Does anyone sell Ti practice plates, I guess they would be too expensive. I've looked around a bit, but I don't know anything about Ti so I don't know what one would order from a supply house, there seems to be a lot of different grades/types. I have no idea what grades are typically used for handle material. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Todd
 

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i have a supply of what's called, "commercial pure". not sure what that really means, but what i have cuts pretty well.
 

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using a bit of lube-- mineral oil, kerosene, 3 in one wont hurt anything. who knows ? may help a bit. be sure to tape off any sensitive areas, if any, to keep things clean.
 

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TF, I play around with quite a few cheap dog tags and the dozer really helps the point stay sharp longer! paps
 

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Don’t know never cut dog tags, did initial on a kershaw leek never again. I use a Lindsay 116 on TI works fine, some lube helps
 

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Thanks for the replies and the info. I'm just hesitant to cut into someone's knife when I've never touched the stuff.
if you're in good standing with the owner, warn him, and let him assume the risk
Good mormimg. I've been asked to engrave some titanium knife handle scales but I have never cut titanium before. Does anyone sell Ti practice plates, I guess they would be too expensive. I've looked around a bit, but I don't know anything about Ti so I don't know what one would order from a supply house, there seems to be a lot of different grades/types. I have no idea what grades are typically used for handle material. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Todd
shoot me a pm. i'll give you a few pieces if you'll cover the postage. i have so much of this, donating a couple pieces wont send me to the poorhouse
 

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