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The basis for this Mokume Gane Collier is made by welding thin yellow gold and palladium sheets. The result is a layered metal block that is further processed by forging and various goldsmithing
techniques. The impression of the surface structure resembles that of fine wood. Thus its Japanese name: Mokume = wood grain | Gane = metal.
The Japanese swordsmith Denbei Shoami (1651-1728, Akita, Japan) is considered to be the discoverer of the non-iron Mokume Gane, which was originally intended only for decorating precious samurai swords. It was mainly used in the area of the hand guard (tsuba), which became more and more of an art object and status symbol for the owner of the sword.