Lamp ~ AKARI ~ The fourth scarlet copper ring, a new work has been added! !
To polish skills at the workshop, a lot of copper plates the craftsmen seriously carved one by one. One piece of handmade works with thoughts filled with a new breath of Japanese traditional technique called scarlet copper on the copper plate.
We named "Lamp ~ AKARI ~" in the meaning of lighting the copper plate which had never seen the eyes of the day.
As for yourself, and as a gift for your birthday, anniversary, we recommend this work!
<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 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.
<A word from a writer>
The standard of pure copper ring for practice is 10 mm in width and 0.9 to 1 mm in thickness. I have been exhibiting the work of the ring in the light ~ AKARI ~ until now. This time, we are making more works added to the previous production process. In addition to quenching and sides, it is hitting the surface. From width 10 mm to 5 to 6 mm. Utilizing metal deformation, it produces Komaru, Heikamaru, and Rebunarumaru. Uneven lines seen from the side are also the taste of the work.
Also, taking into consideration the familiarity of the fingers when making fingers, the inner ring of the ring is made into the inner shell or when the engraved part on the surface is caught, it is removed and finished.
After polishing until it shines shiny with a buffing machine, it becomes work of scarring copper.
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.
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.
Copper (width 5.1 mm, thickness 1.4 mm)
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".