Just As Deadly: Samurai Sword Wedding Ring

September 17, 2010


Want a wedding band created using the same 'mokume gane' technique as authentic samurai swords? You're in luck! But also out of luck because you're getting married. There's only one way out of this: I'm gonna have to cut your ring finger off. Ready? HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-YA! *you bleeding* Perfect, looks like I got it right above the knuckle. Now let's do the left hand.

Mokume gane is...a metal working technique developed in Japan approximately three to four hundred years ago, in which two or more layers of metal are permanently joined together in alternating layers to form a stack (or billet). In the traditional Japanese technique the bond was achieved by diffusion welding of the layers in a charcoal forge. On this laminated billet patterns of the different colored alloys were created by a combination of cutting, twisting, and forging of the laminate in ways to expose the various layers. The patterned billet was then formed into finished work by applying standard forging and fabrication techniques.

No word on price, but you know what they say, "If you have to ask, you're obviously poor and security's watching on CCTV to make sure you don't steal anything." Quick, pocket some throwing stars and run!

James Binnion Metal Works Product Site
I'd Like My Ring Samurai Style [gizmodo]

Thanks to Jake, who agrees the ring is definitely less mighty than the sword (the One Ring excluded of course).

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