NEWS FALL 2011

WELDED TITANIUM TEST SHEET

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NOVEMBER, 2011. THIS IS THE TEST PATCH THAT I TESTED BALLISTICALLY ON NOVEMBER 10, 2011. I VIDEO TAPED THE RESULTS OF HOW IT STANDS UP TO A COMPOUND BOW BROADHEAD ARROW AT CLOSE RANGE. SEE THE VIDEO HERE: VIDEO

THERE ARE 3 REASONS WHY THIS TEST PIECE IS SPECIAL: 1) IT IS MADE OF TITANIUM GRADE 5 - A VERY STRONG AND SPRINGY ALLOY. 2) IT IS WELDED. 3) THE PATTERN IS VERY STRONG - HALF PERSIAN 3 SHEET 6 IN 1. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES, THE ARROW TIP PENETRATED THE SHEET AND STUCK 1/2" INTO THE MANNEQUIN. IT DID NOT PENETRATE FAR THOUGH, MOST OF THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE MANNEQUIN WAS FROM BLUNT FORCE. I SUSPECT THAT IF A PERSON WAS WEARING THIS ARMOR AND WAS ATTACKED BY ARROW - THEY WOULD BE ALIVE BUT BADLY INJURED WITH BROKEN BONES AND INTERNAL DAMAGE. 3 RINGS WERE BROKEN AT THE WELDS AT THE SITE OF ENTRY. I WILL BE WORKING ON OBTAINING 100% WELDS INSTEAD OF 75% BEFRE TESTING FURTHER.