This is hand forged blank of Mokume Gane. Premium Serie «Katsushika Hokusai».
A unique pattern that will certainly add a touch of the old world to your jewelry.
This piece can be purchased as an individual sheet for your own craft.
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Dimensions of billet:
Length: 9,4 cm. \ 0,3'.
Width: 2,5 cm. \ 0,9'.
Thickness: 9,5 mm. \ 0,35'.
Weight of workpiece: 202 g. \ 7,12 oz.
Approximately 60-70 forged layers. Copper, Nizilber!
Sanded with 1000 grit. Acid etching was done for the development of the drawing.
Mokume-gane, or "wood-eye metal," is a labor intensive an old world Japanese metal smithing technique.
It involves layering different colored metals together then using heat and pressure to cause the metals to fuse together.
Once fused the piece is carved into a topography and flattened to create the beautiful patterns.