I have been casting some bronze clasps for Rennfaire clothing. My
sister does SCA type costuming. The question is which would be a
better choice of material: Manganese Bronze or Silicon Bronze? I
have been trying to understand the properties but have not been able
to get a handle on this yet. I am currently using some old stock,
so old that I can’t remember what I bought (12 years ago). Duh! It
casts great but the supply is almost gone. Any insights would be
The finished pieces get polished, patinated, then lacquered.