Saddle rails, what are they made of?
I was looking at high quality saddles recently and was wondering about all these made up names for metal rails. What are they really? I understand Mn and Va labeled rails are steel w/ manganese and vanadium used as alloying agents.
FeC makes sense. It's a steel w/ iron and carbon as its primary elements. What about:
K:ium (a potassium based alloy?)
Seems the saddle companies are trying to pass off metals that sound like titanium but are not really. Understandable, b/c high quality Ti alloys are very expensive these days.