Our Price: $60.00

Custom Handmade Pendant with Mokume-gane by Craig Schneider

Custom Made by Knifemaker Craig Schneider (Monticello, IL), this pendant features Mokume-gane, which is also called "Wood Grain Metal" or "Cloud Metal".

It is a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns (like a carved laquerwork), which is usually a blend of Brass, Copper, and nickel silver and traditional Japanese alloys, shibuichi and shakudo, but also may consist of titanium, iron, and bronze, as well.

First made in 17th-century Japan, the mixed-metal was used only for sword fittings and used more of the softer metals , it has now evolved into expensive wedding rings with gold, platinum, and sterling silver added.

Handle Material:Mokume-gane