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HAND MADE SR-71 TITANIUM RINGS AND WEDDING BANDS

HAND CUT - HAND SHAPED - HAND GROUND - HAND POLISHED

CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU TO YOUR EXACT SIZE



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All photos are examples only of items produced using the SR-71 mission flown titanium.

Items are hand made, no two items are alike nor can they be reproduced or duplicated in the same likeness.
Requested colors, shapes, and appearance are all variable.

The extreme conditions in which these parts were operated has a variable effect on the finished product. At 3,200 degrees F and pressures exceeding 34,000 pounds per square inch along with the tremendous earth shaking vibrations at the SR-71 exhaust afterburner, (a giant 5 foot diameter, 75 foot long blow torch) propelling the 120,000 pound aircraft faster than a high powered rifle bullet effects the metallurgical structure of the titanium metal thus the finished items including rings will all be variable.

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Rounded Style Rings
Widths 3/16" to 3/8"
 $1699

I only have enough material to create less than 18 of this type of ring in widths larger than 3/16 inch.

Rounded Style Rings
Widths 1/8" to 3/16
$799


Made of a solid part of titanium that is cut from a mission flown part of the SR-71 Blackbird.

These rings are not made using automated machine tools or metal lathes.

During the 2 day process, each ring is carefully hand formed around a custom made sizing die at 1000 degrees F.
The ends are welded using the Tungsten Inert Argon Gas method and then hand ground and polished to the final size and profile.

Available in widths from 3/16" to 3/8".

        Mission Flown Oxidized                                       High Polish                 


                Small                                                  Edge of Space Blue







Save on matching sets.
$50 off
each Rounded ring when purchased as a set.





Low Profile Rings
$849

Composed from a part which has two layers of the SR-71 Titanium metal.

These rings display a feature presenting a texture unique to every individual ring.

Available in widths from 1/4 " to 5/16".
 


Polished Colorized


Variable Colorized in the Satin Finish




Polished



Save on matching sets.
Only $799 for each Low Profile ring when purchased as a set.





All of the rings are rounded on the inside diameter for a comfortable fit.


You choose the Finish and Coloring if desired

Polished - Satin

Titanium Hue - Edge of Space Blue - Mission Flown Oxidized - Variable Rainbow Effect

Note: All metals and finishes can be scratched when abraded.
Titanium is much harder than gold or silver.
The finish and coloring effect surface hardness.





Find your ring size



Not all gauges on the market are accurate and many standards are used throughout the world.






Rounded Style Ring Thickness

How thick of a ring do you want?

Since every titanium ring is made to order, you can even specify the desired thickness of the ring.

All the rings are made with the Comfort Fit feature.
The inside of the ring (against the skin) is rounded for comfort so this limits the thickness depending on the the rings width.

Do you like the feeling of a substantial ring on your finger or would you rather not know it's there?



 I offer three general choices or you can provide an exact dimension !

Standard
I will select the best thickness, based on the width and size for a perfect balance between the look and comfort.

Thinner
Depending on the width and size 
I will make the ring as thin as possible.

Thicker
Depending on the width and size I will make the ring bulkier.




Wrist Bands, Dog Tags, Pocket Tools





LASER ENGRAVED SR-71 TITANIUM ID / DOG TAG

Only $149 each

While Supplies Last




SR-71 TITANIUM POCKET TOOL

$249





SR-71 TITANIUM WRIST BAND

1/2" Wide - $449




WIDE STYLE
3/4" Wide - $599

Custom Laser Engraving Available






SR-71 Mission Flown Pitot Tube

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
MAIN FLIGHT CONTROL SENSOR ALPHA / BETA PROBE

AERODYNAMICALLY COMPENSATED PITOT STATIC TUBE WITH ATTACK YAW ANGLE SENSOR ELECTRONICALLY HEATED TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED
P/N 4AQ472-1









Clarence "Kelly" Johnson quotes about the SR-71 Titanium and problems during it's development.

"The tough titanium actually is a very sensitive material to handle."

"Titanium is such a ridged material that it cannot be shoved into place - as can some other metals and therefore cut to less-exact tolerances."

"It must be tooled to fit. "This exact tooling is very expensive-"

"Special tools were required, a drill would be totally destroyed after about 17 rivet holes."

"We were paying $119 per foot for titanium extrusions, and it was costing us $19 per inch to machine them".
(That's early 1960's dollars)

Kelly Johnson's narration of the Blackbird titanium parts fabrication process.

"Hot sizing process at ADP is used to form close tolerance parts from titanium sheet metal.

A furnace is used to preheat steel dies to 1400 degrees F.

The hot die is then move to a hot sizing press where they are then kept hot by electric heaters.

The hydraulically operated hot sizing press applies pressure to the titanium parts holding them at a constant temperature and pressure for a processing period of 15 minutes.

The parts are then removed from the dies and allowed to cool.

Parts are then pickled and cleaned and then readied for assembly.

Spot welding machines with close current controls are use to assemble many of the Blackbird airframe components.

This equipment is of special design and suitable only for a sophisticated titanium alloy.
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The secret code name used by the Lockheed Skunk Works for this material was "Unobtainium".




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