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.
Reactive Metals Studio: Data sheet: Shakudo and Shibuichi
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- David C. Scott, Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1991