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Mokume Gane — A Comprehensive Study | Introduction
Mokume Gane — A Comprehensive Study | Introduction — Steven Jacob
Steve is internationally recognized as a master of Damascus Steel and Mokume Gane. His fascination with these techniques spans four decades, and he has specialized in patterned metal jewelry since He is the author of the book and instructional video, Mokume Gane in the Small Shop , and also the hardcover, Mokume Gane: A Comprehensive Study , which is considered the preeminent text on the subject. Since its publication, the book has been printed in both German and Russian editions and is largely credited for the expansion and popularization of the technique in those countries.
Leading Authorities in Damascus Steel and Mokume Gane
Twenty years ago I was deep into the work of creating this book, working with the other contributors, selecting images and writing everything I knew about the art and craft of Mokume Gane. Google was one year old and my son Jacob the other half of Steven Jacob was in middle school. Much has changed since that time.
The History of Mokume-gane Mokume-gane was first developed in Japan about years ago to reproduce the grain found in the steel used in the famous swords of that time. The material was used for tsuba sword guards and holloware and was produced by welding sheets of low alloy coppers into a single block. Fast forward years to New York late 19th Century.