Monel Alloy 400 corrosion resistant metal, anyone know what to use them for?

gelandangan

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Gday,

I got a few sheets of MONEL Alloy 400 plates in about 400x400mm size in 2mm thick (weight about 3kg each)
They are still mostly wrapped in factory scratch protection plastic sheet.

Monel is high Nickel (63%) and Copper (28%) alloy metal, that is very corrosion resistant.
Here is the material specs sheet http://www.specialmetals.com/documents/Monel alloy 400.pdf

A strong feature of Monel metal is strength retention at very high temperature.
Monel are also highly resistant to corrosive material, it can resist fluoride acids.

Monel are used as valve pistons for musical instrument such as tuba, trumpets and french horn.
They are also used by such company as Gibson Guitar Corporation.

What good are they for bushcraft? Heck if I know...
I got a few of them, and now I am scratching my head as to what to do with them..
I guess I can maybe make damascus blade layers with them, nickel would give it really nice silver color lines.. but I don't need that much ..

Anyone want to trade me something for it? Whatever..
 

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It is useful stuff, I wouldn't use it for damascus as both nickel and copper are more electropositive than iron, so it will rust like a mofo when wet if you combine them. Might be good for buckles and rivets in things that might get wet (like sheaths and packs), especially around saltwater.
 

gelandangan

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Hmm.. I got to reconsider making damascus with it then.
Buckles and whatnots sounds great. Thanks for the idea.
 
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