Sep 17 2010Just As Deadly: Samurai Sword Wedding Ring

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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
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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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She can be happy without it..

I love mine, I've had it since 2002 and it reminds me of how excited my wife was to get it for me when I liked it.

FRIST!!!

It looks like a camo ring. Blech...

@"Hell YEAH" dude STFU. Just STFU. You embarrass me.

Long last the robots!

yeah but can they make samurai cock rings too?

Fuck wedding rings, double-fuck getting married, and quadruple fuck my bitch of an ex-wife. I hope your car slides underneath an 18 wheeler and the last thought in your head is you wondering why your mouth is full of blood.

good post

...because camouflaging your ring scores more points than taking it off

@9 shitty caveman boots

Hey, i saw on history channel that the found a really old blade using that same style of metal making, but they said it has LONG been forgotten how the process is done. If these guys know how to do it, they could be rich beyond their wildest dreams making authentic samurai swords and blades, and having the only title of being able to know how exactly.

@12 This technique has not been lost. There are actually smiths who produce swords that way, not only swords but knives and all sorts of stuff.

Sounds like Damascus steel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus_steel

@13 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus_steel#Loss_of_the_technique
posted by @14, which is what i meant lol.

I invented this style of metal working... and wedding rings. I invented it all.

@13 I gotta sword you can smith if yaknowattamean, and I mean my penis. HA!! And oh yeah, you suck hard.

that's neat, I like the marbling effects of the twisted merged metal.

I have a wedding ring like that - but not made of your wussy soft metals. Mine is pure Damascus steel, baby!

A) This technique has not been lost. That's retarded hype.

B) It's pretty much the same thing as Damascus, except it incorporates multiple different types of metal into one piece

C) You can buy rings EXACTLY like this on etsy. They're the same type and quality, at a fraction the cost.

D) No, I do not make or sell them (or personally know anyone who does). I USED to, and it pisses me off that jewelry prices in general are inflated to roughly 400% their value.

All demascus uses different types of metal or it would't have contrasting colors. You can do this with chainsaw blades.

Just got one of these for my husband as his wedding ring. The colors look better in person - looks more like wood grain than camouflage.

Thanks GW - now everyone will have one... :P

Ive been around for samaris and that is just stupid dude =(

but was it forged in mordor?

OMG, i sooo want to get married now

It was forged in Mordor indeed - but was it forged by Hattori Hanzo?

I've always hated the phrase;
"If you have to ask, then you can't afford it"
So.. wtf am I supposed to do if I want one? Just guess a big number? Your eventually going to have to tell the person the actual cost.

What they should actually say is;
"It's actually not that much, but we put on a 1000% mark-up so you think it's better."

FUCK GETTING MARRIED ITS JUST A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!

Hopefully it's a soft metal. I've heard rings made out of titanium and stuff like that are not a good idea because hospitals can't cut through the ring if your finger gets crushed and they might have to amputate it!

Cool ring otherwise. Not as cool as my husband's though... :)

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" 12. suomynonA - September 17, 2010 12:25 PM
Hey, i saw on history channel that the found a really old blade using that same style of metal making, but they said it has LONG been forgotten how the process is done."

100% pure bullshit. There are forges in Japan that have been making blades for hundreds of years. Suggesting that they lost the art somewhere along the way is basically suggesting that a few generations went by with nobody in the shop paying attention.

The whole mythology people invest in japanese swords is a bit ridiculous. Japan has terrible iron ore, and they produce fairly low quality steel by modern standards. The whole folding/laminating process does not produce "stronger" blades, that's just the process they used to turn low quality ore into decent steel. Unfolded high quality steel is much stronger.

@mcfeely I don't know where you get your info but you are WAY wrong. Tamahagane is far more valuable and superior to regular steel (costing about 50x more than ordinary steel) as the iron SAND (not ore) used to make it is some of the purest on earth. And the folding process isn't to make the blade "stronger" as you put it but to make it more flexible while allowing it to hold a cutting edge. Furthermore, there is only one traditional Tatara still in operation today and only a handful of Tatara masters. Do your homework before you post false information.

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