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[Mokume-Gane] Etching the mokume


Mokume gane advice is needed! I would like to etch the mokume and my
supplier has multi-etch available, however, the smallest amount comes
in a one gallon size and I don’t need that much! The multi etch
attacks the copper and brass, so what chemical can I use that will do
the same thing?

Thanks in advance.
Lisa Pilchard
Newark, DE USA


Ferric chloride will etch the copper and brass, leaving the silver
and gold intact. Enough to make a pint costs about $2.50 US, and is
good for repeated use. Buy it from Bryant Labs or an electronics supplier. K.P in WY