Best knife metal for a fictional mech?
this is sort of a faux question because it's not actually important, but hear me out:
I drew a mech, and one of its weapons is a high frequency knife (here's the picture: http://gyazo.com/b7d145a16e7fe4a7696919ab5982e822) and i was wondering what a cool metal would be to have it made of, as i don't wanna just say it's "steel" or something like that. bearing in mind it has to be sharp and non-brittle, but doesn't have to hold an edge as the knife will have replaceable blades
on another note it doesnt necessarily have to be a metal. i thought of having it ceramic but thats rather too brittle for a combat knife.
thanks in advance ;)
by the way, just to re-iterate its the metal of the KNIFE that im asking for, NOT for the whole mech, sorry if that was confusing
- BombaLv 78 years agoBest Answer
Since it is your own fiction you should be fairly free to do some creative metaullurgy. Suppose there is a knife blade having a carbon fiber core and a surface comprising alumina dust sintered in talanium trioxide. Part of the scabbard would be internally lined with diamond dust fused in carbide to self- hone the blade edge.Source(s): Baldor, Chief Science Officer, the Planet Gaaak.
- Tim CLv 78 years ago
Either alloy 440 stainless steel or High Speed Steel.