Our resident expert should be able to give you some advice.
I’m only starting on Mokume also, I have done ferris metals, I
finally got my bronze sheets happenning the way I wanted them to, so
the plan is to make some silver sheets (or buy some).
I use a forge, have some stainless steel that I’m going to use as
the torque plates, and I’m just going to wire mine. And it shouldn’t
take 10 hours, but I’ll share my findings.
I’ve got some fine silver, fine gold, and fine copper ready to make
into shibuichi, and shakudo.
Sterling over fine silver (?), well sterling has a lower melt point,
that seems to lower the heat required to bond the sheets.
Regards Charles A.