<Scarlet copper of Japanese traditional technique>
【What is scarlet copper】
It is one of the traditional techniques used for decorating weapons since ancient times.
【How to make scarlet copper】
It is said that it is a very difficult technique to fix a special scarlet film originally intended for copper by heating pure copper that has been polished cleanly to the limit and rapidly cooling it in an aqueous solution of borax at a good timing.
It is a natural coloring that does not use a coloring material (coating) such as glaze or paint. Moreover, we do not use beeswax, abrasives etc at all for finishing.
<One word from craftsman>
It was the fox of Inari Shinto shrine who made the work of making a work.
In order to make one work, first cut out from a 1.2 mm thick copper plate with a thread saw. Shave it with a file, anneal it, repeat hitting with a hammer, polish until it shines shiny with buffs after forming.
Finally it will be work of scarlet copper.
The melting point of copper is 1083 ° C, and it fires at a temperature close to 1,000 ° C. It will naturally melt if baked too much.
The best scarlet color is a very difficult technique.
· Clean polish in pretreatment
· State of fire
· Where to fly (condition of fire on copper plate)
· Identify the color of the metal just before the melting point
· State of aqueous borax solution
· Quickly put in borax (saturated liquid) solution and quickly cool
The scarlet copper of the highest rank is completed when all conditions such as are satisfied.
This work is the highest ranked finish ever. When it was put in the aqueous solution of borax, it was jut ... it was a different sound from usual. Scarlet color enough to deprive the eyes of the moment I saw it was sparkling from the inner surface of the copper.
No matter how many times it is seen, I am fascinated by its color and shine. Whether copper is such a beautiful one, everyone will feel and see this scarlet copper.
I am very pleased with the success of this highest ranked scarlet copper.
Because we are making sincere seriously, there are some color unevenness and scorching depending on how to put in fire. It will not be the same each time. However, it also sells confidently as a work which is only one in the world which can enjoy the natural color and texture of copper.
Copper made (length 29 mm, width 16 mm)
There are large rings that allow strings and chains to pass through.
Please arrange your favorite variety and enjoy it.
<How to Care>
The color of the scarlet copper is an oxide film. Please manage the tricks that enjoy the color of the surface for a long time so that the surface does not collide with other objects during use, after use. Also, wiping with a soft cloth can keep the brightness long. It is also advisable to put it in a small bag with a chuck.
<Copper material recommendation point ♪>
· Copper is hard to damage water (it is hard to become cloudy, it is hard to smell)
· Copper is an old name "Akane". It has only "red" color among metals
· It is a material of coins including 10 yen coin, it has familiarity
<Point of a red color item ♪>
In general, the red color represents the meaning of "happy, happy business, lively", and it is said to be "congratulating color", "auspicious color". Shinto shrine temple torii red, red rice, baby, 60th birthday etc ... Let's wear an auspicious red color item.
Production area / production method
Origin: Japan Handmade