The body is milled from a solid bar of Aluminium Bronze with black (PVD) Titanium coated components. Designed for heavy use in professional wine service applications. The body will develop a patina with use giving a unique antique finish.
Design Notes: The metal, Aluminium Bronze is one of the more obscure metals available to us and is often found in the manufacture of ships propellers and in other marine applications for its resistance to corrosion in harsh ocean environments. In recent years we see this metal being used in the production of luxury items such as watches etc. With time and use, the surface will dull and develop a unique patina subject to environment and use.
> Body - Milled from a solid piece of aluminium bronze bar.
> Lifter - Milled from solid stainless steel bar.
> Helix - Conical tapered with black PVD Titanium treatment.
> Blade - 440C knife grade stainless steel with black Titanium treatment.
> Weight - 100 grams
< Length - 119mm
The Code38 has been designed for wine professionals and is engineered for a lifetime of service when used and maintained correctly. Each Code38 is produced in our environmentally friendly, solar powered production studio in Cullendore, New South Wales, and is just a short drive to one of Australia’s highest altitude, cool climate wine regions, the Granite Belt.
More about Aluminium Bronze: Alloys similar to aluminium bronze are used in making coins, for example the 20, 200 and 500 Italian Lire, 10 Philippine peso coin on the inner ring, the one and two dollar coins of Australian and New Zealand currency produced by the Royal Australian Mint, some Mexican coins and the Nordic gold used for some euro coins. The Canadian 2 dollar coin, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and circulated since 1996, is a bi-metallic piece with an outer ring of nickel-plated steel and an inner circle of Aluminium bronze composed of 92% copper, 6% Aluminium, and 2% nickel (also known as Bronzital). (Excerpt from Wikipedia)