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Transparent Armor Inspired by Oyster Shell

Posted March 31, 2014 12:20 PM

From Discovery News:

Super-tough windshields and vests could one day be made from shell-like structures.

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Re: Transparent Armor Inspired by Oyster Shell

04/01/2014 1:40 AM

So its tha nacre that they're trying to replicate....cool.

I want to get a knife made from that stuff. For anyone who has ever cut themselves wide open and not even felt it while walking barefoot over oysters they'll dig what I mean. Really sharp and strong.

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Re: Transparent Armor Inspired by Oyster Shell

04/01/2014 9:31 AM

I suspect cutting edge maintenance would make the knife fairly useless. Ancients preferred a copper edge to a silicate edge even though copper is much softer than steel while silicates are usually a bit harder than steel. Carbon steel/SS is still the preferred cutting edge. The choice between the two depends of if you do not mind some rust. Unfortunatly, the only place you can purchase a resonably priced carbon steel knife is at a fea market.

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