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Tag Archives: metal

How About A Cube Of Tungsten, For Your Entertainment?

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This is really cool. You can apparently purchase a solid block of 95% pure tungsten. Why would you want that?

– It’s 70% denser than lead
– Denser than Uranium
– Nearly impossible to melt
4x harder than Titanium
19x denser than water

This means you can proudly display the cube on your desk and when someone passes by and asks you what the heck it is, you can just tell them to pick it up and watch them be amazed by how improbably heavy it is. It doesn’t do anything, really, other than make you aware of how amazing some the universes’ elements is. And look cool on display. A 1″ cube will set you back a $69 pledge. But the real fun begins if you’re willing to drop $199 to get the KILO, which is a 1.5″ (3.8cm) cube that weighs exactly one kilogram. Shipping will happen in April, since this is a fully funded Kickstarter project; as of this writing it’s exceeded its goals by $150,000!

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Metallomaniac: Star Wars 3D Metal Model Kits

Star Wars 3D Metal Model Kits

The best things to have are those that you’ve made with your blood, sweat, and tears. You won’t have to go through such lengths for these three-dimensional Star Wars metal models, though. They might look complex and difficult to make, but would you believe that each and every one of them started out from flat, laser-etched steel sheets?

All you have to do is pop out the pieces from the sheet. Then you bend, fold, and connect each part with the other until you end up with the character that you’ve chosen.

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Damascus Steel Pocket Knife Is Stunning

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If you’re going to get a pocket knife and have the budget, why not get something that looks ridiculously good at the same time? The above Damascus Pocket Knife is allegedly made from 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless damascus steel. We say alleged because there is no consensus that modern Damascus Steel making methods produce the exact metal from historic times. But there’s no denying that it’s similar to the famed metal, is certainly pretty to look at, and is very likely to be as much if not stronger than the older stuff. Aside from the special metal, there’s a carbon fiber handle and the entire thing measures 4 1/8″ folded, and 6 7/8″ open. But beauty has a price, and this knife will ding your account to the tune of $500.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ GearCulture ]