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Will copper pipe work? Answered

I want to make one of those pipe swords and I want to know if one of those copper pipes you use to move water around your house would be strong enough?

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An Villain (author)2009-11-30

no, it is soft and will not hold an edge, also if you hit anything hard it will bend. one of the best things for false dueling is wooden dowels about 3/4 inch thick.

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lemonie (author)2009-09-03

Copper is soft - hit anything hard with it and it'll bend. L

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steveastrouk (author)lemonie2009-09-03

Ah, but hit it repeatedly and it hardens. You'd struggle to make anything structural with it though. Steve

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lemonie (author)steveastrouk2009-09-03

Yes you could work-harden it, but I agree. L

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seandogue (author)lemonie2009-09-03

what was that called again, the Calcolithic age? (before bronze but after stone)

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seandogue (author)lemonie2009-09-03

aw crud lemonie, ich nine sprechen zie deutsch. So i missed that, but I suppose it means idk? Ich (I) nicht (don't) weiss ??? I refuse to look it up and will live in ignorant bliss. (j/k) YAy! i guessed right. And my German sux rocks I nine speak zie German.

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lemonie (author)seandogue2009-09-03

Weissen = to know, so you were almost there.
Ich spreche keine Deutsch, is the phrease you were after, so I think you know more than you may think. Having worked in a high-tech area, I was guessing that you might have come across some German there.
I had not heard of the copper age before, so thanks for adding that to the big list in my head...

L

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seandogue (author)lemonie2009-09-03

yeah, I can guess out a few languages, but it not really my forte. I catch maybe two thirds and have to look up the rest... And as for making up my own Ger-mangle-ish or otherwise, well, it's my own particular art form ;)

idk <<== contraction for i don't know.

No prob on the Copper age thing...always good to know more...

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seandogue (author)seandogue2009-09-03
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Re-design (author)2009-09-03

If you use the hard copper pipe yes. The tubing that is bought in a coil will be too soft.

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