The same thing happens when a Ti item is glass bead blasted - a shower of pure white sparks is produced when the beads impact the surface. Tent campers who use Ti stakes have mentioned sparking when the stake is struck with a steel hammer.I was a little shocked by the spark that was produced when I undid the first screw
The McG pocket clip is the best invention since sliced bread
If you can fit it to your light you'll love the way it works. Not bad looking either.
I probably shouldn't mention then that if I do get one I intend on cerakoting* it :duck:
*Assuming cerakoting won't crack if bent, not that I'd use the clip much anyway.
+1Ideally, carry bare Ti and then revel in its resistance to abrasion.
Without hijacking this thread I'll have a look at stone washing and flame coloring. The light this will go on is safety orange with black highlights (bezel, O-rings and switch boot) so a black clip would look fantastic. That's whats making it hard for me to leave it not colored. I just wish the coater would hurry up - he's had the host for 3 weeks now and it's only an 18650 based light!!!!
No problem there. My AlTiN service charges $150 for one clip or for one dozen clipsFind or have produced an AlTiN coated clip.
The most common media for stone washing titanium is ceramic although other media will work at a slower rate. Half a kilo of 6x6mm triangles is under AUD $10 from this supplier: http://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_194_114&I'll have a look at stone washing and flame coloring.