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Mokume Gane

Japanese for wood grain. A Japanese metal-working technique in which sheets of metal are fused together and then forged, rolled, formed and filed to create a wood grain or other pattern. This technique was developed by a samurai sword maker, Denbei Shoami, in the 17th century.


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