James Binnion Samurai Ring

Posted on Sep 20 2010 - 8:23am by Russ

Mokume Gane Samurai Ring

Using the ancient style of Mokume Gane technique that was used for Samurai swords, James Binnion Metal Works has turned out a pretty sweet wedding band.  I guess this makes the second wedding ring I might wear, the first being the Kinekt.

"Mokume gane is…a metal working technique developed in Japan approximately three to four hundred years ago, in which two or more layers of metal are permanently joined together in alternating layers to form a stack (or billet). In the traditional Japanese technique the bond was achieved by diffusion welding of the layers in a charcoal forge. On this laminated billet patterns of the different colored alloys were created by a combination of cutting, twisting, and forging of the laminate in ways to expose the various layers. The patterned billet was then formed into finished work by applying standard forging and fabrication techniques."

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