Laboratory of Crystallography and Coordination Chemistry

National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Institute of Materials Science

Athens, Greece

 

  We bought a 13 mm die from International Crystal Laboratories (ICL, Garfield-NJ, USA).

After less than a year's very light use it started rusting.

A much older die (bottom) of a different brand which has been used much more intensely is still shiny, even where it has been scratched or dented.

 

 
ICL die  
ICL die  
     
Old die