How does copper & Titanium torches age over time?

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AaLF
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How does copper & Titanium torches age over time?

My experience is limited to black-coated aluminium and these look shabby after rolling around in your pocket or box for a year or two.

Can some peeps post up a few photos of well-used copper and titanium flashlights to see how they have ‘matured’ in appearance over time?

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Copper will age, but titanium is resistant to pretty much everything – better than stainless steel is.
My Titanium EDCs have hardly a scratch on them and look almost brand new. I have had 2 of my titanium flashlights for about 2-3 years now.
I can’t help you with copper flashlights though, I have a couple on the way but none in my possession.

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pacbough wrote:
Copper will age, but titanium is resistant to pretty much everything – better than stainless steel is. My Titanium EDCs have hardly a scratch on them and look almost brand new. I have had 2 of my titanium flashlights for about 2-3 years now.

Yes, titanium is great for remaining like-new. It’s harder than stainless steel, so won’t easily scratch. It doesn’t seem to tarnish, either.

Copper tarnishes and scratches very easily, so will look like crap after a couple of years. Some like the aged look, though. If you don’t, you can polish it up.