Rio de Janeiro

$925.00

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Rio de Janeiro

Mokume-gane & Sterling Silver Fusion 3-Piece Belt Buckle Set

The beautiful, hand-crafted Fusion - Rio de Janeiro 3-piece belt buckle set is part of Neil's Fusion Series for the obvious fusing of metals, but also for the more subtle fusion of East and West, classic and traditional, complex and elegant. Neil hand-crafted each of these buckles (and sets) from metal plate, bar, and wire - and each is uniquely sculpted. The Fusion - Rio de Janeiro belt buckle set is true wearable art, and makes a great gift for graduation, retirement, and more.

Neil enjoys experimenting with different kinds of Mokume-gane. The Fusion - Rio de Janeiro is a classy, hand-crafted 3-piece set made from sterling silver and Mokume-gane. The playful addition of a different kind of Mokume-gane on the corners of the buckle add another dimension to the whole set. Mokume-gane (Japanese for "wood grained metals") is a type of Japanese married metal made from diffusion bonded laminates often used in decorating swords, in this case consisting of nickel silver, brass, copper, shiubichi, and shakudo. Shibuichi and shakudo are Japanese alloys made for their interesting patinas.

This simple, yet artistic and fun 3-piece set is a statement of individuality on any straight belt strap. It is substantial without being too heavy.

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About The Fusion Series

Fusion Series

Neil has always enjoyed combining different metals in his buckles, and has recently gone “all-the-way” with his fusion of styles, materials, influences, inspirations, and aspirations. This series of unique, hand-crafted buckles (and some sets) is inspired from aesthetics as varied as Japanese and Scandinavian to Western and South-West Indian designs.

The mosaics of this fusion of metals is especially intriguing as Neil incorporates not only Mokume-gane, which itself is a married metal, he then adds sterling silver and sometimes brass, gold, and shakudo. Mokume-gane is Japanese for “wood grained metals”, which is a metal made from diffusion bonded laminates. Shakudo is a Japanese alloy formulated for a special patina. Both of these Japanese metals are commonly used in decorating swords.

We called them The Fusion Series because of the obvious fusing of metals, but also for the more subtle fusion of East and West, classic and traditional, complex and elegant. Neil hand-crafted each of these pieces from metal plate, bar, and wire – and each is uniquely sculpted. They are true wearable art, and make great gifts for retirement, graduation, and more.

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