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Is platinum a suitable metal for swords?

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No, you can't get it to hold an edge, it deforms easily, and pure platinum weights more than twice what the same amount of pure iron weights. read more

Platinum would be a great metal for adding to the embellishment of a sword hilt especially on an expensive presentation piece but would do absolutely nothing for the actual metal of a sword blade. A platinum sword blade would be no better and probably less usefull than a glass blade. read more

Assuming that you are writing a book or script, and trying to work out if a scene makes sense, yes, in most cases a metal bottle like a wine bottle, held by a person would stop a sword strike. A soda can would not. read more

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