Shibuichi

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Description

A Japanese term for decorative copper alloy containing 15 or 25 % silver. Shibuichi is often etched or stained to produce blue or green color variations. Swordmakers used shibuichi for ornamental fittings.

Additional Information

Reactive Metals Studio: Data sheet: Shakudo and Shibuichi

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Authority

  • David C. Scott, Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1991

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