The Titanic 401 Basic Rivet
The 401 Rivet is an exact reproduction of the rivets used to fasten the Titanic‘s massive hull plates to her frames, precise in every dimension and characteristic. The 401 Rivet is 3 3/4″ long, with a shank diameter of 1″ and head diameter of 1 3/4″. Each one weighs just over 1 pound. Every effort has been made to ensure that these rivets are as accurate as possible: the dimensions were provided by Harland and Wolff, confirmed by Mark Chinrside, who is recognized world-wide as one of today’s premier authorities on the engineering of the Olympic-class ships; the metal composition was determined by a metallurgical analysis done in 1998 on rivets recovered from the wreck of the Titanic–the metal itself is AISI 1018 iron.
Now you have the opportunity to own a 401 Rivet.
The Basic Set includes the 401 Rivet with RMS Titanic No. 401 stamped on the end, plus an information sheet detailing how the original rivets were used and driven, describing how the 401 Rivet is fabricated today.
“As close as you will ever get to holding a piece of the Titanic in your hand….”