【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 a very difficult technique to fix a special scarlet film originally in copper by heating pure copper that has been polished cleanly to the "limit" and rapidly cooling it in an aqueous solution of borax with 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>
This work is making a ring from a copper plate with a thickness of 1.2 mm. Size slightly above and below the ring has errors. Also, in consideration of familiar fingers, the inside of the ring is made into the inner instep. Finally polish until it shines shiny with a buffing machine.
From here, it will be the last step, scarlet copper work.
The melting point of copper is 1083 ° C, and the surface is covered with a fire at a temperature close to 1,000 ° C.
It will naturally melt if baked too much. We need technology to make color uniform.
The best red is a very difficult technology.
· 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
When all the conditions are satisfied, the scarlet copper of the highest rank is completed.
This work is the highest ranked finish ever.
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.
Works of Kurimuson are making each one seriously one by one. Scarlet color has some color unevenness and burns depending on the way of fire.
In addition, the backside that does not hit the fire will cause color irregularities with considerable chance. 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.
Plate: Copper (width 5 mm, thickness 1 mm)
Size # 5
Please note that it may cause deformation or excessive application of excessive force, causing the coating to peel off.
<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 workings, lively," and it is said to be "congratulatory color", "auspicious color".
Shinto shrine temple torii red, red rice, baby, 60th birthday etc ... Let's wear an auspicious red color item.
<Copper wedding ceremony for marriage 7th anniversary>
Copper wedding celebrates its stability by comparing the period of stability, such as family and property, seven years of marriage, to "copper".