Camp Comb 22 (Titanium)

Camp Comb 22 (Titanium)

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The Camp Comb 22 is crafted from aerospace grade titanium alloy.

Light weight, compact and strong this comb measures just 5" wide by 1 3/8" tall.  The camping icons; (tent, pine tree, campfire, crossed hatchets and Polaris "north star") cut into the spine provide excellent grip.  Holes at the ends are perfect for a lanyard.  This comb is virtually indestructible with normal use and care.

This comb is offered in 4 different variants, with or without a bottle opener feature and with or without dual mode tooth spacing. The wide teeth are perfect for coarse hair, beards, de-tangling and removing pine cones from your hair.  The medium tooth spacing side is great as a general purpose comb.

Offered in a machine worked burnished finish or lantern green. A custom slide tray gift box is included.

*Note: Lantern Green only available on combs without the bottle opener feature and without the dual tooth option.

Specifications:

  • Titanium alloy

  • 5" wide

  • Camping motif

  • Medium tooth spacing or Dual mode (Wide & Medium spacing)

  • With or without bottle opener feature.

  • Lantern Green colorway option

  • Gift box included

  • Bigfoot uses this comb

  • Made in USA

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About Titanium

Titanium was discovered in the late 1700's and named after the Titans of Greek mythology. The chemical element has the atomic number 22, hence the number 22 in the description of our titanium combs. Commercially pure titanium is equivalent in strength to common low grade steels, but when alloyed with other elements it becomes extremely strong with an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio.

We use Grade 5 titanium alloy for our combs because of its superior properties as compared to pure titanium. Grade 5 is titanium alloyed with 6% Al and 4% vanadium. This material is commonly used to manufacture medical devices, aerospace components and other parts that benefit from light weight, high strength and corrosion resistance.

 

Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. Titanium is resistant to corrosion in sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine.

Titanium was discovered in Cornwall, Great Britain, by William Gregor in 1791, and was named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth after the Titans of Greek mythology. The element occurs within a number of mineral deposits, principally rutile and ilmenite, which are widely distributed in the Earth's crust and lithosphere, and it is found in almost all living things, water bodies, rocks, and soils.[5] The metal is extracted from its principal mineral ores by the Kroll[6] and Hunter processes. The most common compound, titanium dioxide, is a popular photocatalyst and is used in the manufacture of white pigments.[7] Other compounds include titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4), a component of smoke screens and catalysts; and titanium trichloride (TiCl3), which is used as a catalyst in the production of polypropylene.[5]

Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, and molybdenum, among other elements, to produce strong, lightweight alloys for aerospace (jet engines, missiles, and spacecraft), military, industrial processes (chemicals and petrochemicals, desalination plants, pulp, and paper), automotive, agri-food, medical prostheses, orthopedic implants, dental and endodontic instruments and files, dental implants, sporting goods, jewelry, mobile phones, and other applications.[5]

The two most useful properties of the metal are corrosion resistance and strength-to-density ratio, the highest of any metallic element.[8] In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but less dense.[9] There are two allotropic forms[10] and five naturally occurring isotopes of this element, 46Ti through 50Ti, with 48Ti being the most abundant (73.8%).[11] Although they have the same number of valence electrons and are in the same group in the periodic table, titanium and zirconium differ in many chemical and physical properties.

 

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Characteristics

Physical properties

As a metal, titanium is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio.[10] It is a strong metal with low density that is quite ductile (especially in an oxygen-free environment),[5] lustrous, and metallic-white in color.[12] The relatively high melting point (more than 1,650 °C or 3,000 °F) makes it useful as a refractory metal. It is paramagnetic and has fairly low electrical and thermal conductivity.[5]

Commercially pure (99.2% pure) grades of titanium have ultimate tensile strength of about 434 MPa (63,000 psi), equal to that of common, low-grade steel alloys, but are less dense. Titanium is 60% denser than aluminium, but more than twice as strong[9] as the most commonly used 6061-T6 aluminium alloy. Certain titanium alloys (e.g., Beta C) achieve tensile strengths of over 1,400 MPa (20,0000 psi).[13] However, titanium loses strength when heated above 430 °C (806 °F).[14]

Titanium is not as hard as some grades of heat-treated steel; it is non-magnetic and a poor conductor of heat and electricity. Machining requires precautions, because the material can gall unless sharp tools and proper cooling methods are used. Like steel structures, those made from titanium have a fatigue limit that guarantees longevity in some applications.[12]

The metal is a dimorphic allotrope of an hexagonal α form that changes into a body-centered cubic (lattice) β form at 882 °C (1,620 °F).[14] The specific heat of the α form increases dramatically as it is heated to this transition temperature but then falls and remains fairly constant for the β form regardless of temperature.[14]

Chemical properties

 

The Pourbaix diagram for titanium in pure water, perchloric acid, or sodium hydroxide[15]

Like aluminium and magnesium, titanium metal and its alloys oxidize immediately upon exposure to air. Titanium readily reacts with oxygen at 1,200 °C (2,190 °F) in air, and at 610 °C (1,130 °F) in pure oxygen, forming titanium dioxide.[10] It is, however, slow to react with water and air at ambient temperatures because it forms a passive oxide coating that protects the bulk metal from further oxidation.[5] When it first forms, this protective layer is only 1–2 nm thick but continues to grow slowly; reaching a thickness of 25 nm in four years.[16]

Atmospheric passivation gives titanium excellent resistance to corrosion, almost equivalent to platinum. Titanium is capable of withstanding attack by dilute sulfuric and hydrochloric acids, chloride solutions, and most organic acids.[6] However, titanium is corroded by concentrated acids.[17] As indicated by its negative redox potential, titanium is thermodynamically a very reactive metal that burns in normal atmosphere at lower temperatures than the melting point. Melting is possible only in an inert atmosphere or in a vacuum. At 550 °C (1,022 °F), it combines with chlorine.[6] It also reacts with the other halogens and absorbs hydrogen.[7]

Titanium is one of the few elements that burns in pure nitrogen gas, reacting at 800 °C (1,470 °F) to form titanium nitride, which causes embrittlement.[18] Because of its high reactivity with oxygen, nitrogen, and some other gases, titanium filaments are applied in titanium sublimation pumps as scavengers for these gases. Such pumps inexpensively and reliably produce extremely low pressures in ultra-high vacuum systems.

Occurrence

2011 production of rutile and ilmenite[19]

Countrythousand
tonnes% of total

Australia1,30019.4

South Africa1,16017.3

Canada70010.4

India5748.6

Mozambique5167.7

China5007.5

Vietnam4907.3

Ukraine3575.3

World6,700100

Titanium is the ninth-most abundant element in Earth's crust (0.63% by mass)[20] and the seventh-most abundant metal. It is present as oxides in most igneous rocks, in sediments derived from them, in living things, and natural bodies of water.[5][6] Of the 801 types of igneous rocks analyzed by the United States Geological Survey, 784 contained titanium. Its proportion in soils is approximately 0.5 to 1.5%.[20]

Common titanium-containing minerals are anatase, brookite, ilmenite, perovskite, rutile, and titanite (sphene).[16] Akaogiite is an extremely rare mineral consisting of titanium dioxide. Of these minerals, only rutile and ilmenite have economic importance, yet even they are difficult to find in high concentrations. About 6.0 and 0.7 million tonnes of those minerals were mined in 2011, respectively.[19] Significant titanium-bearing ilmenite deposits exist in western Australia, Canada, China, India, Mozambique, New Zealand, Norway, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Ukraine.[16] About 186,000 tonnes of titanium metal sponge were produced in 2011, mostly in China (60,000 t), Japan (56,000 t), Russia (40,000 t), United States (32,000 t) and Kazakhstan (20,700 t). Total reserves of titanium are estimated to exceed 600 million tonnes.[19]

The concentration of titanium is about 4 picomolar in the ocean. At 100 °C, the concentration of titanium in water is estimated to be less than 10−7 M at pH 7. The identity of titanium species in aqueous solution remains unknown because of its low solubility and the lack of sensitive spectroscopic methods, although only the 4+ oxidation state is stable in air. No evidence exists for a biological role, although rare organisms are known to accumulate high concentrations of titanium.[21]

Titanium is contained in meteorites, and it has been detected in the Sun and in M-type stars[6] (the coolest type) with a surface temperature of 3,200 °C (5,790 °F).[22] Rocks brought back from the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission are composed of 12.1% TiO2.[6] It is also found in coal ash, plants, and even the human body. Native titanium (pure metallic) is very rare.[23]

Isotopes

Main article: Isotopes of titanium

Naturally occurring titanium is composed of 5 stable isotopes: 46Ti, 47Ti, 48Ti, 49Ti, and 50Ti, with 48Ti being the most abundant (73.8% natural abundance). Eleven radioisotopes have been characterized, the most stable being 44Ti with a half-life of 63 years; 45Ti, 184.8 minutes; 51Ti, 5.76 minutes; and 52Ti, 1.7 minutes. All the other radioactive isotopes have half-lives less than 33 seconds and the majority, less than half a second.[11]

The isotopes of titanium range in atomic weight from 39.99 u (40Ti) to 57.966 u (58Ti). The primary decay mode before the most abundant stable isotope, 48Ti, is electron capture and the primary mode after is beta emission. The primary decay products before 48Ti are element 21 (scandium) isotopes and the primary products after are element 23 (vanadium) isotopes.[11]

Titanium becomes radioactive upon bombardment with deuterons, emitting mainly positrons and hard gamma rays.[6]