I am running a sci-fi RPG.
One of my players (the Engineer) has expressed interest in having a gold hammer.
This seems pretty ridiculous to me as gold is soft and softness doesn't seem like a quality you'd look for in a hammer.
However, this got me thinking, are there any types of tool used nowadays or possibly in the future where gold could be a primary material?
Notes: This question is about tools where they would LOOK gold. Ideally the gold would be more than surface level but gold plated tools with a practical reason for the gold plating would still be awesome.
Alloys of gold are permissible even if gold is a minor constituent, the only important thing is that it has at least a slightly gold colour.
Since the colour is the most important thing, Ceasium is also technically allowed if you can find a use for it in a tool.
Ideally the tool will be handheld or some form of bionic but drone/robot based stuff is also allowed.
Things I know about gold:
- It's Soft
- It's highly conductive of electricity.
- It's one of the least reactive metals.
Things about the setting:
We're far in the future so a lot of stuff that's only theoretical now is possible, like fusion, complex carbon allotropes, nano-scale 3D printing, bionics, and gene-forming.
All elements are freely available through the aforementioned fusion. We use Hydrogen Isotope fusion to generate power for fusion reactors that run at an energy loss but create heavier substances from lighter