Titanium Pocket Clip
.035" thick 6alv4 Titanium
These titanium pocket clips have been waterjet cut. You should expect to find at least one very little tab left from the cutting process you will have to grind or file off. These clips have been deburred and tumbled in a ceramic abrasive for a satin stone wash finish. These clips are NOT bent, they are flat. There may be a bent clip in the picture for illustration purposes only.
Most pocket clips sold for folders are stainless steel which is great stuff. These clips are Titanium which has the advantage of being lighter, tougher and you can annodize it.
I'd really suggest you consider these Ti pocket clips just a start. You should absolutely consider: grinding, shaping, shortening, thinning, bending these clips any way you want. These are just blanks for you to modify to your own design.
Bending Ti Clips:
You can bend these cold up to 45 degrees with no problem. Simply take a couple of large pliers and bend away or put them in a vise and gently tap them over to the bend you want. If you bend them back again or more than once in that same spot with out heat, you will probably snap the metal. If you have a torch, by all means use it to heat these before bending to relieve any stress bending cold will put on these parts.
If you want to bend these clips further than 45 degrees, simply heat them up with a small propane or MAPP gas hand held torch and bend away. If you don't have a torch, you can also use an electric stove coil. Heat the bend area to cherry red hot color, (quickly as the heat dissipates fast!) and make your bend. Hold the piece until it cools to the bend takes and holds. It only takes a few seconds. You should expect some heat oxidation coloring on the surface. This can easily be buffed away. Keep in mind your pliars will act as a very large heat sink and pull heat way. Ti doesn't mind heat as much as other steels. If you mess up a bend, heat it and bend it again.