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What is Mokume Gane?


What is Mokume Gane and where did it originate?

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Source: http://jewelrybyjohanblog.blogspot.com/

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Cool: "Mokume Gane is a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns... The traditional components used were relatively soft metallic elements and alloys - gold, copper, silver, Shakudo, Shibuichi, and Kuromido - which would form liquid phase diffusion bonds with one another without completely melting."

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