I stand corrected on the Deuce, I just looked it up, I was thinking of the other two titanium trowels out there. The fact that the deuce is aluminum, and is half the weight, is exactly my point, though admittedly not as I intended it. The problem with many titanium products, like I mentioned, is that they are not built from the proper grades of material(With Ti it is grade, not alloy, at least by nomenclature). You would not build a stove with grade 5, just as you should not build tools with grade 2. Much like with composites, too much voodoo, improper application, and lack of common understanding on the part of consumers. Most of this is unfortunately driven by manufactures and retailers( I am one). This ultimately is not good for consumers, as they end up not getting what they should be getting. They are then not satisfied with what they bought, and they start to voice their displeasure, as they should. But in voicing this displeasure, they say things generally about particular materials, or products they have, that are not on the whole accurate. This is turn is read and passed on by others, and continues the cycle of consumer displeasure, or in some cases unjustified loyalty and myths about those products as well. Ultimately this comes back on everyone, the manufactures, the retailers, consumers, everyone. And it is bad for innovation, sales, customer satisfaction, etc. But as long as the right people get their cut, who really cares, right?