Specialty Alloys and Laminate Metals
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Alloying: A fused combination of two or more metals
Bi-Metal: Two sheets of different metals or alloys fused together to create a single durable sheet that can be worked, heated, or soldered.
Electrum: An alloy of near equal parts of fine silver and 24k gold. It is usually pale gold or yellowish white in color.
Mokume Gane: A laminate technique composed of fused sheets of varying alloys that are hammered, carved, and/or filed to expose a cross section, creating unique patterns. This technique is similar to damascene steel.
Platinum-Sterling: An alloy of sterling silver, which contains a percentage of platinum. It work hardens slightly faster and resists tarnishing.
Shakudo: An alloy of copper and gold that produces purple to black shades when oxidized.
Shibuichi: An alloy of copper and silver that turns black when oxidized.