MOKUME GANE & ALLOYS

In Japanese, Mokume-gane means "wood grain metal".  Alternating layers of metal are diffusion bonded into a single billet.  Mokume-gane may be formed and fabricated just like other nonferrous metals, with slightyly more frequent anneals.  Easy and medium solders are recommended.  A light etch followed by Baldwin's Patina to enrich the color contrasts enhances the patterns.  

Sterling Silver/Copper Mokume Gane

Six classic patterns each individually rolled and hand worked.  No two are ever exactly alike!  Raindrop, Raindom, Night Sky and Tidepool are 21 layers with heavy sterling silver backs.  The Ladder & Birdseye patterns are 27 layers with pattern showing on both sides. Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Prices shown based on $15 Silver & $1200 Gold. Call for today's quote.

Random

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $21.21

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $13.91

Ladder

Raindrop

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $21.21

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $13.91

Birdseye

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $21.21

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $13.91

Tidepool

Approx. price per sq inch: 

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $26.12

22ga (.025"/0.64mm)     $20.21

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $18.24** Ltd Qtys

Night Sky

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $21.21

20ga (.032"/0.81mm)     $18.29

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $21.21

20ga (.032"/0.81mm)     $18.29

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Straight Grain Strip

Continuous pattern of 27 alternating stripes parallel to the edge.  The pattern goes all the way through and shows on both sides. 1" (25mm) wide strip.  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $12.31

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $6.15

Sterling Silver/Copper/Shibuichi Mokume Gane

Banha (Night Wave) is a tight 21 layer wave pattern of alternating sterling silver, copper and 5% shibuichi with a heavy sterling back.  Shown here with a traditional Rokusho patina.  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Banha

Haida

Thirty One alternating layers of Sterling, Copper, 5% Shibuichi and 15% Shibuichi with no backing (double sided pattern).  Copper & Shibuichi layers are 2.5x as thick as the sterling layers.  Shown patinaed with Baldwin's Patina.  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12". Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots.  Call for today's quote.

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Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $23.73

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $15.43

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $29.78

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $19.84

Sterling Silver/Copper/Shibuichi/Shakudo Mokume Gane

Five color alternating layers including a heavy sterling silver back.  Patina with Baldwin's Patina and get white (sterling-stays unpatinaed), brown (copper), grey (shibuichi) and black (shakudo).  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Jazz

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $33.40

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $20.55

Bubble

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $33.40

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $20.55

Precious Mokume Gane Sheet

Samidare

Samidare (early spring rain) pattern.  Denser and double struck for a tight pattern suitable for inlay in rings.  Minimum 0.5" x 3", larger in

0.25" increments to the 0.5" side. Call for today's quote.

14K Palladium White Gold/Sterling 

18K Rose, Yellow, Palladium White Gold/Sterling

Twenty seven (27) layers of alternating gold (42%) and sterling (58%) ending with a sterling back.  Silver layers are twice as thick as the gold.  Minimum 0.5" x 3", larger in 0.25" increments to the 0.5" side. Call for today's quote.

Twenty five (25) layers of alternating gold (37-38%) with sterling (62-63%) between each gold layer ending with a sterling back.  Silver layers are 2.5 times as thick as the gold.  Minimum 0.5" x 3", larger in 0.25" increments to the 0.5" side. Call for today's quote.

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Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $327.00

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Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $343.00

Bi-Metals

Pictured here is a micrograph of 18ga Copper/Sterling Silver Bi-Metal showing the relationship between the two layers.  The top layer is 1/12 the total thickness.  Much heavier than plated which is between 2 & 120 millionths of an inch.  The sterling provides strength and precious metal contact for skin.  The top decorative layer is diffusion bonded & hammer forged to the sterling back.  Forged as in true Mokume gane, not just hot pressed.  All Bi-metals may be formed and soldered with traditional tools and techniques.  

18ga side view

Shakudo/Sterling Silver

Baldwin's Patina oxidizes only the shakudo for the highest color contrast possible: deep purple/black against silver!  Fold, engrave or carve to reveal these contrasting surfaces (1/8 shakudo by thickness).  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $22.16

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $11.08

Copper/Sterling Silver

Baldwin's Patina oxidizes only the copper for strong color contrasts.  Fold, engrave, etch or carve to reveal these contrasting surfaces (1/12 copper by thickness). Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $15.06

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $7.53

22K Gold/Sterling Silver

A heavy (1/8 by weight, 1/12 by thickness) 22karat gold is diffusion welded to a base of solid sterling silver.  It is bonded using tranditional Mokume gane techniques.  You get a rich 22K gold look at a fraction of the cost of solid 22K. Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Crinkle Bi-Metal

Just heat to reticulate!  No surface preparation!  No pickling!  A fine grained wrinkle texture appears almost instantly.  The sheet stays flat for easy fabrication. Reticulate after forming or actually stir up the surface!  Fuse metal bits into it as you go.  80/20 reticulation alloy (1/8 by thickness) welded to a heavy fine silver back.  Hallmark as sterling. Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $114.00

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $54.00

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $114.00

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $54.00

Samples of the many possible textures

Forging Stock

No visible patterns in forging stock.  Pattern is produced by carving, bumping, filing, twisting and re-rolling to expose the layers.  Download our helpful guides: 

Flat Sheet

Twenty One alternating layers in both Sterling Silver/Copper and Copper/Brass.  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Copper/Brass shown

Copper/Brass

$/sq in....14 ga   $3.97

1/8 in   $7.76

1/4 in $15.53

Sterling/Copper

Approx $/sq in....14 ga   $12.71

1/8 in   $24.82

Banha Flat (5% Shibuichi/Sterling/Copper

Approx $/sq in....14 ga   $20.66

1/8 in   $40.36

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Forging Rod

No visible patterns in forging stock. Chosen for their excellent contrast, these are very strong bonds and can be twisted, forged and carved to form intricate patterns.  Download our helpful guides: Guide to Mokume Patterns and Twist Pattern Guide.

Sterling Silver/Copper

Twenty One (21) layer rod.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Copper/Brass

Twenty One (21) layer rod.  Shown patinaed with Baldwin's Patina. Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  

Approx. price per linear inch:

8mm Rod  $29.29

Price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $5.82

5% Shibuichi/Sterling Silver

Fifteen (15) layer rod. Shown patinaed with Baldwin's Patina. Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

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Approx. price per linear inch:

8mm Rod    $42.50

Banha Forging Rod

Fifteen alternating layers of Sterling (7), Copper (4) and 5% Shibuichi (4).  Copper & Shibuichi layers are twice as thick as the sterling layers.  Shown patinaed with Baldwin's Patina.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4 inch increments.  Instructions included with every order.  Prices change daily with the spots.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

8mm Rod    $39.64

14K Palladium White Gold/Sterling Silver

Nineteen (19) alternating layers of 14K Palladium White Gold (9) and Sterling Silver(10).  The two outside layers are Sterling.  Sterling layers are twice as thick as the gold.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $450.00

22K Gold/Sterling Silver

Nineteen (19) alternating layers of 22K Gold (9) and Sterling Silver(10). The two outside layers are Sterling.  Sterling layers are twice as thick as the gold.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $557.00

18K Palladium White, Yellow, Rose Gold & Sterling

Nineteen (19) alternating layers of 18K Gold: 3 Pd White, 3 Rose,

3 Yellow with sterling between each layer.  The silver layers are twice as thick as the gold.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments. Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $453.00

18K Palladium White, Yellow and Rose Gold

SEventeen(17) alternating layers of 18K solid gold: Pd White(9),

Rose (4), Yellow (4).  The Pd White layers are 1/2 the thickness of the colored golds. Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments. Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $1270.00

18K Rose Gold/Shakudo

Nineteen (19) alternating layers of 18K Rose Gold (9) and 4% Shakudo(10).  Sample shown with Baldwin's Patina.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change with each lot. 

Call for today's quote.

14K Rose Gold, Palladium White Gold & Sterling

Seventeen (17) alternating layers of 14K Rose Gold(4), 14K Pd White Gold (4) and Sterling (9).  The Sterling layers are twice as thick as the gold. Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments. Prices change with each lot.  Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $431.00

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $374.00

14K Red Gold/Sterling Silver

Fifteen (15) alternating layers of 14K Red Gold (7) and Sterling (8). The silver layers are twice as thick as the gold.  Minimum 1 linear inch, additional in 1/4" increments.  Prices change with each lot. Call for today's quote.

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $296.00

Alloys

Classic Shakudo

This is the traditional Japanese Shakudo.  The alloy contains 4% fine gold in a copper base.  It is hand poured and rolled from scratch in the Shining Wave Studio.  This alloy works and anneals like copper for most forming operations.  Prep for patina with No Name Patina Prep and patina to deep purple-black with Baldwin's Patina.  Shakudo fire scales quite easily (see Multi Etch).  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

Sheet

Approx. price per sq inch:

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)     $39.35

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)     $19.67

Rod

Approx. price per linear inch:

1/4" (6.35mm)    $61.48

Shibuichi

A traditional copper alloy with either 5%, 15% or 25% fine silver.  Naturally light orange in color and workable, it is all about patinas.  Shipped half-hard.  Minimum 1" x 1", Maximum 3" x 12".  Full inch increments only.  Prices change daily with the spots. Call for today's quote.

                        Baldwin's Patina                       Rokusho

5% Softest        Chocolate Brown            lite chocolate to olive

15% Harder               Olive​                            grey to green

25% Hardest              Buff                             grey to brown

Approx. price per sq inch:   5%          15%         25%

18ga (.040"/1.01mm)       $6.42      $7.92      $9.75

24ga (.020"/0.51mm)         3.21        3.96        4.87

Baldwin's Patina

Specially formulated oxidizer for Shining Wave metals.  Copper turns a rich brown, shakudo patinas a classic purple-black and shibuichi will turn grey to olive green.  A very small amount goes a long way.  Best of all it does not color silver, gold or nickel alloys.  Instructions included.  Always test patinas on like scrap.

Shipped domestically via UPS ground only.  

FOREIGN DELIVERY IS AVAILABLE USING A HAZMAT FREIGHT FORWARDER ONLY.  WE CANNOT SHIP DIRECT!

   1 ounce     $4.00

4 ounce    $10.75  

 

No Name Patina Prep

This is a special "soft abrasive" powder with a tiny natural acid component that cleans and deoxidizes metals. It is the perfect pre-patina cleaner. Get smooth, even coloring every time. It is especially effective for preparing copper for enameling and can replace acid solutions. What makes this special is a rounded abrasive. It will actually bring metal up to a soft shine. It takes only gentle pressure to strip non-ferrous metals of all contaminants.

5 ounce shaker bottle     $4.79 

Rokusho

The traditional basis for many Japanese patinas. We are importing this from the only maker in Japan. The rich hues seen on historic Japanese pieces are now available in the west for the first time. Instructions by Phil Baldwin with order.  It is suggested to use with Cupric Sulfate (see below) to improve coloring capabilities.

  50 gram    $25.75

100 gram    $49.79  

Cupric Sulfate

This chemical is a component of many patina formulas. It is added to Rokusho and improves it's coloring capabilities.

Shipped domestically via UPS ground only.  

FOREIGN DELIVERY IS AVAILABLE USING A HAZMAT FREIGHT FORWARDER ONLY.  WE CANNOT SHIP DIRECT!

    50 gram    $3.37

100 gram    $5.03  

Renaissance Wax

Imported from England, the finest wax product for sealing patinas.  Originally formulated in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950's.  The blend which emerged from the research was 'designed' for long term protection of all classes of museum exhibits.  From furniture to leather, the list of uses seems endless. Apply in thin layers and repeat.  A little goes a very, very long way.

2.25 ounces     $17.99

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