Titanium maille and metal detectors. in Discussion Posted June 18, 2008 · Report reply Well I'm back from my trip, I've been through metal detectors in 8 airports and 6 museums across Europe and north America while wearing over a pound of titanium, not once did it set off the detectors. However I did have problems with other bits of metal, a bobby pin in my wallet, a key or a coin in my pocket, even the eyelets in my boots would set off the more sensitive ones. The bulk of the Ti was an Alpha alloy, but I also wore some grade 2 CP and some Beta alloy. Strangely enough though the stainless steel garotte that I was wearing didn't set off the metal detectors either. I have no idea why, I was expecting it to. Any ideas?