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Old July 31, 2011, 01:07 PM   #4
dahermit
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...nickel tends to work harden, and wear out quicker in my experience, so i prefer brass...
Brass "work hardens", Nickle is already harder than the brass it is plated on.

http://www.nickel-alloys.net/commerc...re_nickel.html
"...Nickel, like gold, silver and copper, has a relatively low work hardening rate, i.e. it does not tend to become as hard and brittle when it is bent or otherwise deformed as do most other metals..."
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