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Harry Marinakis




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: sheet metals for making chapes         Reply with quote

What types of sheet metals do you use for making chapes?

I've used 20 gauge brass and bronze - Should be using something thicker?

How about silver chapes? I can't see using stainless steel or aluminum for this. Nickel alloy sheet?
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Apr, 2018 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nickel alloy sheet like this?

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=875&step=2&top_cat=1352
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Apr, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've made a couple of small chapes for various Bowies, daggers and knives from copper tubing over the course of many years. Looks like the nickel plate would do well. I just used the copper because it was cheap and readily available. They looked pretty good when polished up. Happy ....McM
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