Corrosion Resistance: Titanium is corrosion proof in all naturally occurring environments. The MPK SEAL knife has been soaking in seawater for years without a hint of corrosion.
Weight: Titanium is 40% lighter than steel.
Heat and Cold Stability: Titanium is 800 degrees (in Fahrenheit) more thermally stable than steel. It will not break in subzero weather, whereas steel will shatter.
Wear/Abrasion Resistance: Titanium is a self-healing metal that forms an oxide ceramic skin over itself when scratched. This gives it the ability to resist being eroded by contact with outside materials such as dirt, sand, ice, mud, nylon webbing, rope, etc.
Superior Ductility: The Navy SEALs have been unable to break titanium MPK’s in over six years of service. This is due to the 12% elongation, coupled with toughness and flexibility.
Tough: Titanium is tough at both high and low temperatures. It resists breaking, cracking or chipping under impact or stress.
Flexibility: Titanium may be flexed or bowed repeatedly without undergoing rupture. It has ½ of the modules of steel; therefore, it will bend at least twice as far before breaking.
Non-Poisonous: Titanium is no-poisonous and biologically inert.
Strength-to-Weight Ratio: Titanium has superior strength-to-weight ratios when compared to either steel or ceramic. It is the alloy of choice for aircraft.
Non Magnetic: Titanium is magnetically inert, and is used by the Navy SEALs and Explosive Ordinance Disposal units (EOD) to defuse magnetically triggered mines. Knives must be sharpened with nonmagnetic sharpeners to remain inert.