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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

8 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

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steveastrouklemonie

Answer 9 years ago

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

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lemoniesteveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

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

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seandoguelemonie

Answer 9 years ago

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

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seandoguelemonie

Answer 9 years ago

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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lemonieseandogue

Answer 9 years ago

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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seandoguelemonie

Answer 9 years ago

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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Re-design

9 years ago

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