Metal with a Grain.
In the 17th century, a Japanese blacksmith found a way to forge non-ferrous and precious metals together in a damascene technique, creating an unusual play of colour on the surface of the material. Since the pattern resembled that of richly veined wood, he called the technique "Mokume-gane", which means "metal with a grain".
This bracelet is forged in the monastery smithy in Meschede in a classic, simple damascene pattern. The monks of the Königsmünster Abbey forge an alloy of brass and copper which is just as solid and practically indestructible as steel but will develop the typical patina with time.
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