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    Last Updated Dec 9, 2016
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  Description     Item No     Thickness     Length     Width     Price    Avail 
 Amoeba, Black Timascus™         9392      .159"   11.35"   1.95"    $526   1 
 Amoeba, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8934      .173"   10.35"   2.00"    $436   1 
 Amoeba, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8891      .178"   11.50"   2.00"    $504   1 
 Amoeba, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8656      .182"   3.00"   2.05"    $135   1 
 Amoeba, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8663      .184"   5.10"   2.05"    $233   1 
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 Kaleidoscope, Black Timascus™         9363      .144"   9.30"   2.05"    $414   1 
 Kaleidoscope, Black Timascus™         9402      .147"   10.90"   2.00"    $481   1 
 Kaleidoscope, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         9388      .159"   10.70"   2.10"    $436   1 
 Kaleidoscope, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8441      .221"   10.00"   2.15"    $579   1 
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 Moire, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8803      .126"   10.50"   2.30"    $376   1 
 Moire, Black Timascus™         9163      .150"   10.85"   2.05"    $504   1 
 Moire, Black Timascus™         9157      .150"   10.80"   2.05"    $496   1 
 Moire, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         9370      .151"   10.90"   2.15"    $436   1 
 Moire, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8649      .178"   5.15"   2.35"    $263   1 
 Moire, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8684      .179"   3.25"   2.35"    $165   1 
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 Raindrop, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         9135      .111"   12.70"   2.10"    $361   1 
 Raindrop, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8698      .178"   2.15"   2.05"    $98   1 
 Raindrop, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8696      .179"   2.15"   2.00"    $98   1 
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 Shamrock, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8702      .161"   4.75"   2.35"    $218   1 

  Description     Item No     Thickness     Length     Width     Price    Avail 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8274      .196"   2.90"   2.80"    $391   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8272      .199"   2.80"   2.00"    $271   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8266      .199"   2.80"   1.55"    $211   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8264      .199"   2.80"   1.50"    $211   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8268      .199"   2.80"   1.50"    $211   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8270      .199"   2.80"   1.50"    $211   1 
 Shockwave Backspacer, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         8990      .248"   4.00"   2.80"    $677   1 

  Description     Item No     Diameter     Length     Price    Avail 
 Straight Laminate Rod, White Timascus™         8620      1.181"   4.65"    $624   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™         8617      1.176"   3.85"    $513   1 
 Straight Laminate Rod, White Timascus™         8625      1.160"   5.00"    $648   1 
 Straight Laminate Rod, Black Timascus™         6561      1.088"   3.20"    $447   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         9412      .945"   13.10"    $1,126   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™, 3 Alloy         9410      .901"   9.50"    $742   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™         8749      .504"   11.00"    $414   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™         8747      .501"   11.90"    $448   1 
 Straight Laminate Rod, White Timascus™         8730      .471"   5.05"    $190   1 
 Twist Rod, White Timascus™         8737      .453"   6.90"    $259   1 

  Description     Item No     Thickness     Length     Width     Price    Avail 
 Gila TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         3898      .088"   4.3"   1.8"    $43   1 
 Gila TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         7900      .092"   5.6"   1.4"    $44   1 
 Gila TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         3923      .086"   5.6"   1.7"    $53   1 
 Gila TextureTech™, Copper         8518      .082"   7.3"   1.9"    $81   1 
 Gila TextureTech™, CP Titanium         5311      .088"   5.6"   1.9"    $59   1 
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 Lava Tube TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8452      .100"   5.5"   2.0"    $62   1 
 Lava Tube TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8504      .076"   5.0"   2.0"    $56   1 
 Lava Tube TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8507      .080"   5.5"   2.0"    $61   1 
 Lava Tube TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8502      .083"   6.0"   2.0"    $67   1 
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 Reticulated TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         3920      .096"   3.2"   1.9"    $34   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         3900      .094"   3.4"   1.9"    $36   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         3931      .092"   3.5"   1.9"    $37   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, Copper         8529      .098"   6.7"   1.6"    $62   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, CP Titanium         5339      .096"   5.1"   1.9"    $54   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, CP Titanium         7497      .094"   5.5"   1.9"    $58   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, CP Titanium         5334      .090"   5.7"   1.9"    $60   1 
 Reticulated TextureTech™, CP Titanium         2169      .098"   5.8"   1.4"    $45   1 
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 River Bottom TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8445      .096"   5.3"   1.4"    $42   1 
 River Bottom TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8468      .090"   5.4"   2.0"    $60   1 
 River Bottom TextureTech™, CP Titanium         2214      .086"   5.2"   1.8"    $52   1 
 River Bottom TextureTech™, CP Titanium         2226      .090"   5.2"   1.9"    $55   1 
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 Samurai TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8534      .096"   4.0"   1.9"    $43   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8447      .095"   5.5"   2.0"    $62   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, Silicon Bronze         8462      .100"   5.6"   2.0"    $63   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, Copper         8527      .084"   6.1"   2.0"    $71   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8539      .080"   5.6"   2.0"    $62   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8548      .079"   5.6"   2.0"    $62   1 
 Samurai TextureTech™, CP Titanium         8562      .082"   5.6"   2.0"    $62   1 


Timascus™ Information
History
Timascus™ is the creation and collaboration of Tom Ferry, Bill Cottrell and Chuck Bybee. The goal was to create a corrosion resistant, non-magnetic lightweight laminated material that would lend itself to adding an upscale look to a knife without the disadvantages of steel damascus. Months of trial and error experimentation resulted in the development of techniques and process that resulted in pattern welded titanium. Timascus™ achieved the goals set and it not only adds to the look but in many cases can enhance the overall performance of a knife.

Composition
Timascus™ consists of two or more titanium alloys laminated and patterned resembling steel damascus. The various alloys color differently through the use of heat or anodizing. Each type of titanium alloy has the potential for a new color combination.

Coloring
Timascus™ can be colored by heat and/or anodizing. The current mix of alloys seems to show more contrast through the use of heat than anodizing. Although anodizing does show contrast in the higher voltage ranges. A highly polished finish will produce the brightest colors where as a satin finish can produce the most visually contrasting appearance. All of the current titanium coloring techniques can be applied to Timascus™.

Working Characteristics
Timascus™ works virtually the same as other titanium alloys and we recommend you follow those guidelines. The one operation that is slightly different is in the milling of Timascus™. Multiple types of titanium in Timascus™ result in different hardness throughout the barstock. The hard and soft areas cause wear on cutting edges of tools. We recommend using a round cornered cutter whenever possible. We found these tools held up better during machining.

Review
Timascus™ is a high-end material that enhances a knifemakers work. Knife collector Russ Jenkins wrote the following comments: "The creators of Timascus™ did more than join together two types of Titanium. They forged the beauty of the past with the technology of the present."

Timascus™ is trademarked. The material process is patented. Timascus™ is sold exclusively through AKS™.

 


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