Melvin R Posted April 13, 2022 Share Posted April 13, 2022 I make arrowheads I have found that copper is the best material to break the rock with. My problem is that copper in its natural state does the job but it’s much too soft to hold its desired shape. Hammering it or twist it to obtain a work hardened state works somewhat but I would love to know if there is another step I can take to get it a little harder that. I don’t know if there’s a way to do this but I need to hardened copper rod a little harder on its tips, that’s the part of the rod that I use. I’m hoping that you guys know a secret to achieveing a little more toughnesses or even maybe a slightly hard casing. Right now if it’s too soft it won’t hold its shape and I spend too much time dressing it. I tried brass and bronze but those metals are too hard and they just slip off the rock. It needs to remain copper but a tougher copper. Any suggestions? Thanks, Melvin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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