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How hard are the steel and tungsten versions? I had a solid aluminum triangular scale once... I loved it until it fell from my desk and the aluminum dented. That's unacceptable for a straight edge, and unacceptable for a die! Can it handle , say, a 3ft drop onto smooth concrete without denting?
Hardened steel would be awesome, as would tungsten carbide.
As far as i know if you drop anything from almost any height it will show some damage, however as long as you don't throw the dice at the concrete you should be fine, and the floor would probably come out the worse for wear.
tungsten carbide would be fine... until that one time that it shatters because it has such high hardness, had that happen to an endmill Q_Q
Any idea how much force it would take for a solid chunk like this? My tungsten carbide ring stands up to a surprising amount of abuse, and it's only a couple mm thick. I was thinking that I'd rather it shatter than deform; then I won't be tempted to use a bad die! Of course, you'd have to mold/sinter it, right? Seems like machining it would be a bad time.
don't think this tungsten die is tungsten carbide.... at least it doesn't say it is
not only that, it would suck to machine tungsten carbide
it would probably be pretty difficult to shatter a nearly spherical piece of tungsten carbide like a d20 since there are no thin points like an endmill/drill bit