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Shakudo etching


#1

Does ferric chloride etch shakudo? I’m looking for an etchant that
works on shakudo but not sterling silver.

Thanks,
Walter


#2

I believe the answer is yes; (FeCl) Ferric Chloride will etch
Shakudo (assuming it is the traditional Mokume [4-5% Au + the rest
Cu] 95% copper). It will appear kind of pink with a purplish tinge
in it’s natural state.

A good reference book is published by Krause Publications the title
is " Mokume Gane" the author is Ian Ferguson the ISBN 0-87349-901-8.

Mokume Gane
By Ian Ferguson

price: $16.97
Media: Paperback
http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/0873499018.htm
Manufacturer : Krause
Release data : 15 June, 2004

Regards,
Mark