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March 18, 2023

Why Brass & Silver

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Brass & Silver are historically embedded into human tradition, as creating alloys has been one of the starting points with using metals in human history. It started with use of meteoric ore that was found in nature and was praised for it characteristics.

Around 10 000 years ago humans learned how to smelt metals such as copper and tin from ore, 2500 years BC they started alloying the two to create Bronze.

History of Brass goes much further than many would realise, it does go to prehistoric times and has started being more popularly used in Roman times.
Brass and silver alloys have been used for centuries for various purposes, from decorative objects to weapons and tools. The history of these alloys is intertwined with the development of metalworking and metallurgy.

Silver was one of the seven metals of antiquity that were known to prehistoric humans and whose discovery is thus lost to history.

Silver is a precious metal that has been used for thousands of years for currency, jewelry, and decorative objects. Silver was also used for medicinal purposes and was believed to have antibacterial properties.

The use of silver in alloys dates back to the medieval period when silver was combined with copper to create a stronger and more durable material for armor and weapons. This type of alloy was known as billon and was widely used throughout Europe.

Back in the day Silver was commonly thought to have mystic powers, referring to any simple solution with very high effectiveness, such as the only metal that could defeat, vampires, werewolves etc.. which eventually led to a ‘silver bullet’ phrase.

When two are mixed into a compound and used as jewellery, a natural reaction happens when in contact with the skin, it forces the particles of copper, zinc and silver to oxidase and Chinese acupuncturist say that absorption of these minute traces of metal aids entire body and strengthens Ch’i while amplifying bio-electrical network along certain meridians.

Today, brass and silver alloys continue to be used for a wide range of applications, including musical instruments, jewelry, plumbing fixtures, and industrial machinery. The properties of these alloys, such as their strength, corrosion resistance, and conductivity, make them valuable materials for many different industries.

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